Women's Tennis Hosts NCAA Tournament Play This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s tennis team will host first and second round action of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers play Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round on Friday at 2 p.m., with Tennessee and VCU meeting in the other first round match at 11 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 Georgia.
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 available on the livestats pages).
The Cavaliers (18-7) are the No. 14 seed in the tournament, marking the second consecutive year they have been seeded nationally. Last year, Virginia advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in school history.
Fairleigh Dickinson (16-7) is making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Northeast Conference. Tennessee (14-12) earned an at-large berth, while VCU (20-4) received the automatic bid as the champions of the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Virginia men’s tennis team is also hosting first and second round NCAA Tournament play this weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers also play Fairleigh Dickinsin in the first round, a match beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday. VCU and Columbia meet in the other first round match at 9 a.m. The first round winners will meet in the second round at 12 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.