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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team will open its 2011 fall season this weekend as it hosts the UVa Ranked+1 Invitational Friday-Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center. Play begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

This year’s event features 48 players from 11 schools. Joining Virginia at the tournament are Binghamton, East Tennessee State, George Washington, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Radford, VCU and Wake Forest. The field includes 14 nationally ranked players, including four top-25 players (No. 9 Jose Hernandez of North Carolina, No. 18 Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia, No. 21 Drew Courtney of Virginia, No. 25 Luka Somen of Virginia Tech) and the nation’s top-ranked freshman (Mitchell Frank of Virginia).

Friday’s schedule begins with two rounds of doubles, followed by one round of singles. Saturday’s schedule starts with the final round of doubles, followed by two rounds of singles. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the final round of singles.

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