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June 2019

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cavalier sports 10 CAVALIER CORNER After further discussion with my family, I have decided to forgo my senior season and remain in the 2019 NBA Draft. Saying goodbye to my second home of Virginia basketball wasn't easy, but I know I'm ready for this next step in my basketball career. UVA has meant more to me than you'll ever know. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!" — Third-year guard Kyle Guy on turning pro after being named the NCAA Final Four's Most Outstanding Player while leading the Cavs to their first national championship around grounds this month in uva history June 1-2, 1972 The UVA baseball team reaches the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program his- tory, opening with a pair of blowout victories — 18-2 over Richmond June 1 and 9-3 over Ole Miss the following day — before being elimi- nated June 2 after a 6-1 loss to South Alabama, followed by a 9-0 defeat against Ole Miss. The Cavs would not reach the NCAA Tourna- ment again until 1985. June 5, 2013 Men's tennis ends the year as the No. 1 team in the country for the first time, topping the ITA rankings that were released on this day. The Cavaliers went 30-0 during the season and won the program's first NCAA team championship after claiming its seventh straight ACC title. UVA boasted the No. 1 singles player in the final rankings with fourth-year JARMERE JENKINS, who topped the countdown de- spite finishing second at the NCAA Singles Championship, and the No. 2 doubles team in Jenkins and first-year Mac Styslinger, who won the NCAA Doubles Championship. Jenkins was the first player since 2001 to reach the finals for both singles and dou- bles, while Styslinger marked the first rookie to win the doubles crown since 2003. The two were among the eight individuals ranked in either singles or doubles to conclude the campaign. Six singles players were listed among the top 125, while four tandems rated within the top 90 doubles teams. 2019 VIRGINIA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Opponent (TV) Time (ET) Aug. 31 at Pittsburgh (ACCN) 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 William & Mary (ACCN) 8 p.m. Sept. 14 Florida State (ACCN) 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 Old Dominion TBA Sept. 28 at Notre Dame (NBC) 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Miami (ESPN) 8 p.m. Oct. 19 Duke TBA Oct. 26 at Louisville TBA Nov. 2 at North Carolina TBA Nov. 9 Georgia Tech TBA Nov. 23 Liberty TBA Nov. 29 Virginia Tech TBA 18 Is where UVA fourth-year BRYCE PERKINS checked in on Sporting News' countdown of the nation's top quarterbacks heading into the 2019 season. "He will have UVA in the ACC Coastal hunt in 2019," the publication predicted. The hiring of Coach Monica Wright for me was a no-brainer! She embodies all that is necessary to be a successful student-athlete at UVA. Not many have done it better than Monica. She knows a side of the university that no one else on our staff knows and has accomplished the very things our girls aspire to." — Women's basketball head coach Tina Thompson on the addition of UVA's all-time leading scorer as an assistant coach 57 Feet is how far third-year Jordan Scott leaped in the triple jump at the ACC Championships to claim one of his two gold medals at the event. His wind-aided mark stood as the top jump in the NCAA as of May 11 and ranked third in the world. He also won the long jump and was named the ACC Meet Field MVP with his performance. Virginia soccer alums were named to the 2019 Women's World Cup roster for Team USA: midfielder Morgan Brian (class of 2014), and defenders Becky Sauerbrunn (2007) and Emily Sonnett (2015). This year's FIFA Women's World Cup runs June 7 through July 7 in France. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA 3

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