Men's Tennis Opens Season Monday Against William & Mary
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 2 Virginia men’s tennis team opens its 2010 dual match schedule Monday as it hosts William & Mary at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Monday’s match will be scored using an alternative scoring method agreed upon by both teams. The match will consist of five doubles matches and 10 singles matches, all worth one point for a total of 15 points available. A team would need eight points to clinch victory.
The match will begin at 3 p.m. with the No. 7-10 singles matches. The five doubles matches will follow, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The match will conclude with the No. 1-6 singles matches, following doubles.
“I appreciate William & Mary agreeing to playing a format that allows an opportunity for both of our players,” said Virginia coach Brian Boland. “Instead of looking at the agreed format as an advantage for one team or the other, both coaches look at this as a way to develop our players by providing them an opportunity to compete and having No. 10 singles count just as much as No. 1. We also have agreed to count each doubles as 1 point, thus putting an even bigger emphasis on each doubles match. With it being early in the season, it is my hope that more coaches around the country consider such a format whenever possible. I believe it’s good for our sport to do everything we can to create opportunities for our players. Tomorrow will be a great day for college tennis and I appreciate Coach Daub and his William and Mary team agreeing to this format. We plan to use the same format at Notre Dame next weekend with Coach Bobby Bayliss’ team.”
Admission is free. The match is also the Cavaliers’ only home match prior to hosting the 2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships Feb. 12-15.