"She texted me and said, 'I know I'm not there right now but I'm cheering you on and we're Boyden strong.' It meant a lot, and I just kept saying it throughout the whole set". "It was really a tribute to our team, the character we have and the mental toughness we continued to have the entire season".
Rinderknech will make his second straight appearance in the NCAA singles and doubles field after earning All-SEC honors for the third straight season.
In Baylor women's tennis history, a player has reached the round of 16 12 times, the quarterfinal six times and the semifinal three times.
The second-seeded Cavaliers won the doubles point when Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Alexander Ritschard defeated Jack Murray and Simon Soendergaard 7-6 in the decisive match.
"It was good. We got up early and got a good warmup in in the morning in the indoor and luckily everyone was able to play the matches outside". The turning point for Hagar came at 15-all in that game - after another 10-minute rain delay - when Zieba's out call of a Hagar shot was overturned and the Irish senior took a 30-15 lead.
"I always call J.C. Aragone the biggest warrior that I have ever coached, and when he was one of the last matches on I was pretty comfortable", Virginia coach Brian Boland said.
Singles triumphs by Ritschard and Collin Altamirano gave U.Va. a 3-1 lead, and Aragone's win set off a mob celebration on his court.
"Overall I am just so proud of my senior class", Paul said.
Unanimous First Team All-Ivy selections Victor Pham of Columbia and Tyler Lu of Yale will represent the Ancient Eight in the Singles Championship, which begins on Wednesday, May 24. Daniel, who was the automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championship out of the Ivy League, is ranked No. 119 nationally and owns an 11-7 record on the season. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.