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May 3, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team received the No. 8 seed for the 2006 NCAA Tournament and will host first and second round action at the Snyder Tennis Center next weekend. The Cavaliers will meet Army in a first round match on Saturday, while Wake Forest will play Kentucky in the other first round match in Charlottesville.

The selection marks the third consecutive year that the Cavaliers received a national seed and will host a regional. In each of the last two years, Virginia won first and second round matches at the Snyder Tennis Center to advance as one of 16 regional site winners to the NCAA Championships. This year, the NCAA Championships will be hosted by Stanford.

The Cavaliers are currently ranked No. 7 in the ITA rankings and have a 21-8 record on the season. Army has a 12-15 record this season and received the automatic bid by winning the Patriot League tournament. Wake Forest has a record of 15-10 and is currently ranked No. 28 nationally. Kentucky is ranked No. 33 with a record of 16-9 this season.

“We are excited to be able to host a regional again this season,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “We have a competitive field coming here and we know it is going to be tough. Hopefully we will get some large crowds again this year, which makes for a great atmosphere for the regional.”

The first round matches will be played on Saturday, May 13 and the second round match will be played on Sunday, May 14. The schedule of matches is below.

First Round – Saturday, May 13
10:00 a.m. Virginia (21-8) vs. Army (12-15)
1:00 p.m. Wake Forest (15-10) vs. Kentucky (16-9)

Second Round – Sunday, May 14
Noon First round winners

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