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ACCs prove difficult for track, tennis, golf

The Virginia track and field squads fell well short of the team titles this weekend at the ACC Championships, but the Cavalier throwers led a pack of athletes who turned in stellar individual performances.

Sophomore Brian Kollar and freshman Inge Jorgensen captured the Cavs' only conference titles, both coming in the javelin.

The Cavalier men finished eighth overall, while the women - who were second after the first day of competition - wound up fourth. The Clemson men and Florida State women won the ACC crowns.

Kollar set a Virginia record with his toss of 71.02 meters, a heave that automatically qualified him for the NCAA Championships in six weeks. Steve Kiessling established the old Cav mark of 69.68 in 1992.

Jorgensen unleashed a throw of 49.34 meters to win the javelin.

Numerous other Cavaliers met with success at ACCs, including Kiamesha Otey, Elise Mitchell and Bill Johnston.

ACC Tennis Tournament
Men's Quarterfinals: UVA 4 - FSU 1
Men's Semifinals: Duke 6 - UVA 1
Women's Quarterfinals: Clemson 6 - UVA 3
Duke domination

For the second time in a week, the Cavalier men's tennis team clashed with No. 6 Duke. And for the second time in a week, Virginia was dealt a sound defeat.

The top-seeded Blue Devils bounced the fourth-seeded Cavs in the semifinals of the ACC Championships Saturday in Atlanta. Star junior Brian Vahaly earned Virginia's only singles victory in the squad's 6-1 loss.

The Cavaliers (16-9), who downed Florida State 4-1 Friday to advance to the conference semifinals, still have hope for an NCAA Tournament berth.

Roar of the Tigers

The Virginia women's tennis team played what likely will be its final match of the season Friday in Atlanta, losing 6-3 to Clemson in the first round of the ACC Championship.

Freshman Jen Tuchband won at No. 5 and junior Kelly Weaver won at No. 6, the only singles victories for the Cavaliers (13-10).

Weak links

The No. 22 Cav golf team struggled at the ACC Championship this weekend, placing seventh at 27 over par.

Virginia junior Cameron Yancey tied for 10th at one over par to lead the squad. The five Cavalier golfers combined for a score of 891, 35 strokes behind first-place Clemson.

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  • Virginia women's rowing
    Ripping down the Ivies

    Judging by its performance this weekend in New Jersey, the Virginia women's rowing team is in fine shape heading into the inaugural ACC Championships Saturday at Lake Monticello.

    Competing against Princeton and Yale, the Cavs won five of six races: the second varsity four, the first novice eight, the second novice eight, the first varsity four and the second varsity eight.

    Virginia lost a tight race in the first varsity eight.