#8 Baseball (36-18) : 8-3 Win vs. Virginia Tech, 7-6 Win vs. Virginia Tech, 4-1 Win vs. Virginia Tech
The Eighth ranked UVa baseball team kicked off its three game series against rival Virginia Tech with an 8-3 win on Thursday. Sophomore Ernie Clement shined out of the lead off spot for Virginia, going 4-5 and scoring two runs. Junior Matt Thaiss helped clean things up, tallying three hits and four RBI’s, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Junior starter Connor Jones picked up the win for the Cavaliers, improving to 11-1 on the season after pitching five innings of two-run baseball. Senior Kevin Doherty closed out the night with a save, his second of the season.
Virginia walked off with a 7-6 win on Friday after an unusual ending netted the ‘Hoos the game winning run. Sophomore Jack Gerstenmaier drew a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to win the game, clinching the series win against the Hokies. Tech surged out to a three run lead in the first inning, but the Cavaliers responded with 13 hits, led by junior Daniel Pinero’s 4-5 performance. Sophomore pitcher Tommy Doyle was credited with the win after coming in for relief in the ninth inning.
The ‘Hoos completed the sweep on Saturday with a 4-1 win. Sophomore starter Adam Haseley pitched a complete game for Virginia, allowing only two hits in the contest. UVa has now won 11 of its last 12 games and will look to continue their hot streak into the ACC Tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 26th. The Cavaliers will take on Clemson in the opening round.
#1 Men’s Tennis (28-4) : 4-2 Win vs. #16 Oklahoma State, 4-0 Win vs. #9 Florida
The men’s tennis team defeated Oklahoma State 4-2 on Friday to advance to the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament for the 12th straight year. UVa clinched the doubles point with two early wins and followed up with victories from Collin Altamirano, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Alexander Ritschard, and Henrik Wiersholm in singles play.
The Cavaliers ran through Florida on Sunday with a clean sweep, advancing to the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the ninth time in 10 years. Ryan Shane, J.C. Aragone, Altamirano, Kwiatkowski, Ritschard, and Wiersholm all took home match wins for Virginia in the 4-0 victory. UVa will play California on Monday for a spot in the NCAA finals.
#14 Women’s Tennis (19-11) : 4-2 Win vs. #3 North Carolina, 4-2 Loss vs. #6 Vanderbilt
The Virginia women’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday after a 4-2 upset win against North Carolina. UVa claimed two of three doubles matches and picked up wins from Julia Elbaba, Stephanie Nauta, and Meghan Kelley on the singles court to clinch the victory.
The Cavaliers’ season came to an end on Saturday after a 4-2 loss to Vanderbilt. It was only the program’s second all-time appearance in the elite eight. Danielle Collins and Meghan Kelley both picked up wins on the singles court in the loss. Collins, Kelley, and Elbaba will all move on to compete in the NCAA Women’s Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships starting on Wednesday, May 25th.
Men’s Golf : 5th, 842
The Virginia men’s golf team clinched the last spot in the NCAA Championships after a clutch shot on the 18th hole netted them a fifth place finish. Junior Jimmy Stranger played the hero as his birdie putt broke the tie against #23 Washington, allowing the Cavaliers to advance. Virginia finished the tournament with their best NCAA Regional score in program history. The NCAA Championships will begin Friday, May 27th in Eugene, Oregon.
#15 Women’s Golf: 15th, 587
The women’s golf team currently sits in 15th place in the NCAA Championships after 36 holes of play. Senior Lauren Coughlin is leading the Cavaliers with the 26th spot in individual play.
Second Round Recap: https://youtu.be/547a3DtYw14