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April 9, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team will host Duke at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center with the ACC regular season title in the balance. The winner of the match will earn at least a share of the regular season crown and could win the title outright depending on other conference action this weekend.

With a win, Virginia would capture at least a share of their first ever ACC title. The Cavaliers could still win the title outright with a win Sunday and a North Carolina loss at Florida State Saturday night. Duke would clinch the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament with a win Sunday over the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers enter the match with an 18-3 overall record, a 6-1 ACC mark, and a No. 15 national ranking. The 6-1 ACC record ties the 1961 team for the best conference record in school history. Virginia is coming off a pair of wins in the midweek at Maryland, 6-1 on Wednesday and over No. 60 Old Dominion, 5-2, on Thursday.

Duke enters this weekend’s trip to Maryland and Virginia with a 17-5 overall record, a 5-1 ACC mark, and a No. 5 national ranking. On Wednesday, the Blue Devils handed North Carolina its first ACC loss of the season, 5-2 in Durham. Duke has won six straight matches since having its 58-match ACC regular season winning streak snapped at Florida State on March 21.

Admission to the match is free.

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