Virginia defeats UCLA to win NCAA men's tennis

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Associated Press

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 5:06 PM

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Frank rallied in the decisive match and second-seeded Virginia defeated top-seeded UCLA 4-3 Tuesday to win its first NCAA men's tennis championship.

After finishing as the national runners-up the previous two seasons, the Cavaliers finished the season at 30-0. Virginia lost in the championship match to Southern California in each of the last two years.

Virginia won the doubles point to gain early momentum and led 2-0 and 3-2 before UCLA tied the match. Frank lost the first set at No. 3 against Adrien Puget, but bounced back to win 0-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The Cavaliers had reached the national semifinals six of the last seven seasons.

UCLA (29-2) was seeking its first championship since 2005.

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