Top-Seeded Cavaliers Open NCAA Tournament on Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team will host first and second round action of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers play Sacred Heart in the first round on Friday at 1 p.m., with Wake Forest and VCU meeting in the other first round match at 10 a.m. The first round winners will meet in the second round at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a trip to the round of 16 next week at Stanford.
This weekend’s matches are scheduled to be played outdoors at the Snyder Tennis Center and there will be free parking for fans at the Culbreth Garage. The NCAA will make every attempt to play tournament matches outdoors, but if weather conditions prevent outdoor play, matches will be moved indoors to the Boar’s Head Sports Club. For the latest information on times and locations of matches, visit VirginiaSports.com (up-to-the-minute information on the status of each match will be on the livestats pages).
The Cavaliers (29-0) are the No. 1 seed in the tournament for the fourth consecutive year and are hosting first and second round play for the eighth consecutive year. The 2011 ACC and ITA National Team Indoor Champions, Virginia is looking to advance from a regional to the round of 16 for the eighth consecutive year.
Sacred Heart (16-7) is making its second NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Northeast Conference. Wake Forest (13-11) and VCU (22-6) earned at-large berths to the tournament.
The Virginia women’s tennis team is also hosting first and second round NCAA Tournament play this weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers play Army in the first round at noon on Saturday, with NC State and VCU meeting in the other first round match at 9 a.m. The first round winners will meet in the second round at 1 p.m. on Sunday for a trip to the round of 16.
Admission is free for all men’s and women’s tennis matches. Live scoring for all six matches this weekend will be available at VirginiaSports.com.