Cavalier Corner

April 2012

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five questions THIRD-YEAR TENNIS PLAYER JARMERE JENKINS improved the most since you arrived on campus in Charlottesville? Jenkins: "Since I arrived at UVa, I think I've Cavalier Corner: What part of your game has learned how to get the mental part of the game down, including preparation. It gets to a point in tennis that 80 percent of the game becomes all mental. "If something is not right off the tennis court … one of my goals is to make sure that [life off of the court] does not interfere with my play. ter tennis player? Jenkins: "I really believe that what I do in my personal life off the court transcends to what I do on the court. Also just becoming a better person, not just trying to be the best player I can be, but I really believe in what the coaches say about be- ing a better brother, a better son, a better student — it is all interdependent and makes me a better tennis player. Cavalier Corner: How has this made you a bet- " offseason? Jenkins: "I worked harder on my fitness. This off- season, I really focused on putting the hard work in and obviously now with my results, all the hard is paying off so I'm focused on putting in extra hours with my serve as well as my fitness and my [overall] strength." Cavalier Corner: How do you stay balanced as a student-athlete? Jenkins: "I'm focusing on time management. Cavalier Corner: What were you goals this past " CAVALIERSPORTS Jenkins, a two-time All-ACC selection, opened the spring as the nation's No. 11 singles player. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA Just like I have certain hours where I go out and play tennis, I have certain hours that I devote to studying. As a tennis player, having a schedule is a sort of way of life. I have been doing this since I was 8 years old, and I have always had a schedule even with home schooling from the age of 14 until I came to college. "I have always been on a schedule, and it has hoo's talking your chosen profession, to be mentioned in the same breath as the great people that were before you and one day the great ones that will come after you. I'm certainly humbled and I'm honored, and I'm thrilled to think that somebody actually thought I was worthy of it. "It's certainly the greatest honor you can have in " and was also on the baseball team, on being elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame — Former Virginia goalie Tony Meola, who played soccer at UVa from 1988-89 "I expect my winning seasons to continue for a 20th 8 ◆ CAVALIER CORNER year. I made that very clear to the girls. That's what I'm here to do. We're here to win. who was hired Jan. 26 after helping guide the Penn State women to four consecutive NCAA titles from 2007-10 — New volleyball head coach Dennis Hohenshelt, " to where we're going to be headed. I'm not satisfied with it, but very excited about it. "For the best finish in nine years is a strong statement " been a real easy process for me. I actually prefer having something to do after something to do after something to do. … It is just a way of life that I am accustomed to. Cavalier Corner: How do you feel about playing both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles? Jenkins: "It just compliments all the hard work " that I have put in. I feel like I have really commit- ted myself to being serious about this sport, and I don't feel the pressure playing at No. 1. I just feel like I'm representing my teammates, my coaches and my school. "Whether I can get a point at No. 1 or at No. 6 or through doubles, it is still the same for me. Obvi- ously, I enjoy playing No. 1 and love being the top player, but at the same time my goal is to do every- thing I can to get a win for the team." — Sean Corso 2012 UVA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Opponent Sept. 1 Richmond Sept. 8 Penn State Sept. 15 at Georgia Tech Sept. 22 at TCU Sept. 29 Louisiana Tech Oct. 6 at the 2012 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (the men also finished in fourth place) Bryan Fetzer on the Cavalier women placing fourth — Director of track and field/cross country Oct. 13 Maryland Oct. 20 Wake Forest Nov. 3 at Duke Nov. 10 Miami Nov. 15 North Carolina (Thur., ESPN) Nov. 24 at Virginia Tech at NC State

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