Men's Tennis Opens ACC Play at Wake Forest and NC State
|No. 12 Virginia at No.20 Wake Forest and No. 31 NC State|
|Date & Time||March 6 (4 p.m.) Â• March 7 (3 p.m.)|
|Location||Winston-Salem, N.C. Â• Raleigh, N.C.|
|Live Scoring||Wake Forest | NC State|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Facebook|
March 5, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 12 Virginia men’s tennis team opens ACC play this week with a pair of road matches. The Cavaliers (7-2) will visit No. 20 Wake Forest Friday at 4 p.m. and No. 31 NC State Saturday at 3 p.m. Live scoring for both matches will be available on VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers have won at least a share of the ACC regular season every year since 2004, including undefeated conference seasons the last eight years. Virginia has won 124 consecutive matches against ACC competition (regular season and tournaments), the longest streak in the history of the conference in any sport.
Virginia has won seven of its nine matches this year, with both losses coming to No. 5 Baylor. Four Cavaliers are ranked in the latest singles rankings, including the top two players in sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) at No. 1, and junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) at No. 2. It marks the second time in school history Virginia has had the nation’s top two players as Sanam Singh and Michael Shabaz were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on March 2, 2010. Senior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) is No. 59 and junior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) at No. 91 to round out the Cavaliers in the singles rankings.
The Demon Deacons (8-3) are coming off a 4-3 loss at No. 6 Texas on Sunday. Wake Forest is led by Romain Bogaerts, currently ranked No. 21 nationally in singles. The Wolfpack (10-3) has won four consecutive matches and is led by Austin Powell, ranked No. 62 nationally in singles.
Next week the Cavaliers will visit top-ranked Oklahoma Tuesday before returning home to host No. 52 Clemson on March 13.