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August 2013

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he always takes the time to sign an autograph, hit was I just never had a desire to brag or gloat. Tensome tennis balls with them or have a conversation nis is a small part of life, and I never tried to use with anyone that supports UVa tennis." it to make myself seem better than someone else." Jenkins gets his heart and compassion from One might think that winning the NCAA Tourhis home. His parents adopted six of his siblings, nament and the doubles title put some closure on a providing foster care to very success career. But for children with issues rang- "I believe wholeheartedly Jenkins, while wanting very ing from being legally blind much to win, the perspecthat he will be a success to being born with drug adtive was a little different. on the pro tour and in dictions. Winning was the icing, not Up before the sunrise or whatever else he chooses the cake. working night shifts, his "Just being on the same parents labored to provide to pursue when he retires team as Brian Boland for for their family and gave from the game." four years, learning from their children the gift of Head coach Brian Boland him, just getting to know tennis. Three of Jenkins on Jenkins him, my career would have siblings played collegiate been complete," Jenkins tennis. said. "If we wouldn't have won the title, my career "I always saw tennis as a tool for me," the Colwould have still been complete because of my exlege Park, Ga., native noted. "Seeing my mom perience with Coach Boland and at UVa. adopt six children and seeing how big her heart "Wins and losses can't teach those things." ◆ Best Of The Rest 1. Mike Papi, Baseball — The left fielder was named a first-team All-American by Baseball America, in addition to earning All-ACC laurels. He hit .381 on the year to claim the league batting crown — Virginia's first since 1981 — and he also ranked second nationally with an on-base percentage of .517. 2. Jedd Moore, Wrestling — The fifth-year from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was UVa's top performer at the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish at 157 pounds. He wrapped up his season with a 33‑9 record and became the 15th Virginia grappler in history to reach 90 career wins. He also finished second at the ACC Championships. 3. Alex Domijan, Tennis — The 6-7 athlete was named a singles All-American for the third time in his career after he finished the year with a 37-6 record in singles and a national ranking of No. 4. He added 40 doubles victories, qualified for the NCAA Championships in both singles and doubles,, and earned MVP honors at the National Team Indoor Championships. 4. Matt White, Lacrosse — The fourth-year earned All-ACC and second-team All-America honors, and produced a stellar postseason. He was named to the ACC all-tournament team and set event records with 13 points and 10 goals, while tying a single-game tournament record with seven goals in the final. He finished the year with a career-best 29 goals and 14 assists for 43 points, which set another career high. 5. Nick Sulzer, Wrestling — The redshirt second-year from Cleveland became just the second sophomore in program history to earn an All-America certificate after he finished in eighth place at 165 pounds in the NCAA Championships. He went 27-11 on the year and placed third at the ACC Championships. — Ryan Tice

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