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Virginia tops Ohio State to win ITA National Men’s Team Indoors

February 21, 2017 11:10 AM

By Pat Mitsch

Behind singles victories from Americans Henrik Wiersholm, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (pictured above) and J.C. Aragone, the University of Virginia won its sixth ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship over the weekend in its own backyard, beating Ohio State, 4-1, in the title match at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Va.

The reigning NCAA champion Cavaliers won their sixth ITA Indoor title, all of which have come since 2008. The one point Virginia lost against the Buckeyes – No. 2-ranked Mikael Torpegaard’s singles victory over Collin Altamirano on Monday – was the only point it lost in four matches. The Cavaliers defeated Utah State (first round), UCLA (quarterfinals) and North Carolina (semifinals) by 4-0 scores.

Aragone, a senior from Yorba Linda, Calif., clinched Virginia’s victory on Monday, and perhaps just in time. After the Cavs got points from doubles, Kwitakowski (senior, Charlotte) and Wiersholm (junior, Kirkland, Wash.), Aragone finished off Ohio State’s Herkko Pollanen, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), as Ohio State’s JJ Wolf (freshman, Cincinnati) and Martin Joyce (sophomore, Hinsdale, Ill.) each led their singles matches late in the third set.

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