Virginia sets ACC all-sport record with 117th consecutive conference win
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Fifth-ranked Virginia claimed its 11th consecutive ACC regular-season title with a 7-0 victory against No. 23 Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improved to 19-2 overall and 10-0 in the ACC with their 10th win in a row, while the Demon Deacons fell to 14-10 (3-6 ACC).
The victory also gave the Cavaliers sole possession of the ACC all-sport record with their 117th consecutive victory against conference opposition (regular season and postseason). The Duke women's tennis team previously held the record with 116 ACC wins in a row from 1989-2000.
"It is something that is hard to believe in terms of the consistency that this program has had recently," head coach Brian Boland said. "We have so much respect for the Atlantic Coast Conference and there are a lot of really good teams in this league. We are humbled and honored to reach this milestone. I can't say enough positive things about the former and current players who have been a part of this run and how their dedication and passion for this program has allowed us to accomplish this feat."
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the match by winning the doubles point. Alex Domijan and Harrison Richmond gave Virginia the early edge by downing Jon Ho and Pedro Dumont 8-1 at the No. 1 position. Mac Styslinger and Luca Corinteli clinched the point with an 8-7(2) win at No .2 against Adam Lee and Anthony Delcore. Wake Forest got a win at No. 3 doubles where Maksim Kan and Romain Bogaerts edged Mitchell Frank and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 8-7(5).
Virginia carried their momentum into singles, winning all six first sets. Frank extended the lead to 2-0 with his 6-1, 6-1 win against Lee at No. 2 singles. The Cavaliers clinched the match with wins from the Shane brothers as Justin posted a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6 against Dumont, and Ryan downed Kan 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3.
Domijan extended the lead to 5-0 with his 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1 versus Bogaerts and J.C. Aragone added a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 against Aws Laaribi. Kwiatkowski completed the sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 win verus Ho at the No. 4 position.