Top-Seeded Cavaliers Look For Sixth-Straight ACC Title
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The second-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team looks for its sixth-consecutive ACC Championship, and its eighth title in the past nine years, as they travel to Cary N.C., for the 2012 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship this weekend at the Cary Tennis Park. After a first-round bye, the top-seeded Cavaliers (21-1, 11-0 ACC) will meet either Georgia Tech or Maryland in the quarterfinals on Friday at 9 a.m.
Eighth-seeded Georgia Tech (9-11, 4-7 ACC) and ninth-seeded Maryland (7-14, 4-7 ACC) 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 Yellow Jackets 6-1 on April 7 in Atlanta. The Cavaliers downed the Terrapins 6-1 in their regular season meeting on Feb. 8 in College Park.
Virginia completed its sixth-consecutive undefeated ACC regular season last week with home victories over Florida State and Miami. The Cavaliers have won a conference-record 89 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 nine 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. The championship match is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday