Led by four singles players in the top 100, Virginia defeats Maryland in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship
Bottom half of the lineup secures the win for Maryland
Maryland plays eighth-seeded Georgia Tech in the opening round on Thursday
Stefan is the first Maryland men's tennis player to earn the honor since 2002
Maryland has won three of the last four matches against ranked opponents
As a Junior (2011-12): Led the team with 12 dual wins and 24 doubles victories...partnered with Vlad Stefan and went 14-3 in dual play and 8-2 in ACC matches...played predominately at No. 6 singles and won 8 of 10 matches to close the season including wins against then-No. 51 Miami (4/1) and then-No. 18 North Carolina (4/15), and at then-No. 36 NC State (4/7) to help the Terps win...knocked off Georgia Tech's Eduardo Mandarino in straight sets in Maryland's ACC tournament triumph over the Yellow Jackets (4/19)...played primarily at No. 2 doubles with Stefan...closed the season with 11 wins in 12 matches.
As a Sophomore (2010-11): Tied for team lead in dual wins (15) and conference wins (6) ... finished second on the team in total wins with 22 ... saw action in many different spots ... recorded eight wins at the No. 5 singles position ... picked up two wins over ranked opponents ... put together a six-match winning streak during the dual season (February 13-March 4) ... knocked off 77th-ranked Anthony Rossi of No. 14 Kentucky 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) (March 22) ... played predominantly at No. 3 doubles playing with various partners ... also knocked off a ranked doubles opponent against Kentucky, teaming with John Collins for an 8-4 win over 41st-ranked Alberto Gonzalez and Tom Jomby.
As a Freshman (2009-10): Nationally ranked in singles for much of the spring season, reaching as high as No. 122 ... had a team-best nine singles wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions ... had his team-high 15-match winning streak snapped by the fourth-ranked player in the nation, Michael Shabaz, of No. 1 Virginia, 3-6, 4-6 (March 19) ... defeated the118th-ranked player in the nation, Reid Carleton of No. 24 Duke 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 (March 28) ... teamed with Jesse Kiuru and Sergio Wyss in doubles ... all 14 of his team-high tying dual doubles wins came at the No. 1 or 2 position ... joined Wyss to win three of their final six doubles matches, all against ranked teams.
Before Maryland: Won several Finnish Junior Championship medals.
Personal: Born in Turku, Finland ... parents are Juhani and Irma Holmlund-Laine ... both parents are dentists.