Cavaliers Travel to Cary in Search of Fifth Consecutive ACC Title
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team looks for its fifth consecutive ACC Championship, and its seventh title in the past eight years, as it travels to Cary, N.C., for the 2011 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship this weekend at the Cary Tennis Park. After a first-round bye, the top-seeded Cavaliers (26-0, 11-0 ACC) will meet either Florida State or Maryland in the quarterfinals on Friday at 9 a.m.
Eighth-seeded Florida State and ninth-seeded Maryland meet in the first round on Thursday, with the winner meeting the Cavaliers in the quarterfinals on Friday. Virginia won the regular season meeting with the Seminoles 7-0 on March 27 in Tallahassee. The Cavaliers defeated the Terrapins 7-0 in their regular season meeting on Feb. 4 at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Virginia completed its fifth consecutive undefeated ACC regular season last week with home wins over Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers have won a conference-record 74 consecutive matches against ACC competition (regular season and postseason), dating back to a 4-3 loss to Duke in the 2006 ACC Tournament final. In each of the past eight seasons, Virginia has won at least a share of the ACC regular season title.
If the Cavaliers advance in the tournament, their semifinal match will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the championship match is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday.