CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team is the No. 1 seed for the 2010 NCAA Tournament and will host first and second round action at the Snyder Tennis Center next week. The Cavaliers will meet Navy in a first round match on Saturday, May 15, while Wake Forest will play Columbia in the other first round match in Charlottesville.
It is the third consecutive season that the Cavaliers are the No. 1 seed in the tournament. It is also the second consecutive season that Virginia has opened the tournament with Navy.
The selection marks the seventh consecutive year that the Cavaliers have received a seed and hosted a regional. Virginia is the only school to be a top eight seed in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past seven seasons. In each of the past six years, Virginia won first and second round matches at home to advance as one of 16 regional winners to the NCAA Championships. This year, Georgia will host the NCAA Championships.
Virginia enters the tournament with a 35-1 record after winning the ACC Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. Navy is 16-13 this season and won the Patriot League Tournament. Wake Forest (15-9) received an at-large selection, while Columbia (16-4) won the Ivy League.
Times for the regional will be announced on Wednesday. The men’s regional will be Saturday-Sunday (May 15-16), and the Virginia women will host their regional on Friday-Saturday (May 14-15).
NCAA First Round – Saturday, May 15
Wake Forest (15-9) vs. Columbia (16-4)
Virginia (35-1) vs. Navy (16-13)
NCAA Second Round – Sunday, May 16
First round winners