No. 8 Cavaliers Host No. 14 North Carolina and No. 4 Duke
|No. 8 Virginia vs. No. 14 North Carolina & No. 4 Duke|
|Date & Time||March 27 (3 p.m.) | March 29 (2 p.m.)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | Live Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Facebook|
March 26, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The eighth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team begins a six-match homestand this week as it hosts a pair of top-15 conference rivals at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers meet No. 14 North Carolina Friday at 3 p.m. and No. 4 Duke Sunday at 2 p.m.
Both matches will be part of doubleheaders with the eighth-ranked Virginia women’s tennis team. On Friday, the two matches will be played concurrently at the Snyder Tennis Center as the women host No. 16 Miami, also starting at 3 p.m. On Sunday, the women’s team meets Wake Forest at 11 a.m., with the Virginia-Duke men’s match to follow.
Live scoring and video for the matches will be available on VirginiaSports.com. Admission to matches is free and fans can park for free at the Culbreth Garage.
Virginia (12-3, 5-0 ACC) is the only unbeaten team in ACC play this season and enters the weekend having won 129 consecutive matches against ACC competition (regular season and tournaments), the longest streak in the history of the conference in any sport. Last week, the Cavaliers posted roads wins at No. 36 Notre Dame, 6-1, and at Boston College, 7-0.
The Cavaliers lead all ACC schools with five players in the latest ITA singles rankings. Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) is No. 6 and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) is No. 10, as Virginia is the only school nationally with two players in the top 10. Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) is No. 29, Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) is a career-high No. 55 and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) is No. 112 in this week’s rankings.
The Tar Heels (14-6, 3-1 ACC) are coming off a 5-2 loss at Louisville last week that snapped a five-match win streak. Virginia and North Carolina have met once before this season, a 4-0 Cavalier victory in a consolation match of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago on Feb. 15.
The Blue Devils (16-2, 3-1 ACC) enter their weekend road trip to Clemson and Virginia on a three-match win streak. Duke posted home wins over Miami, No. 37 NC State and No. 12 Wake Forest over the past two weeks after a loss at No. 16 Virginia Tech on March 8.
The Cavaliers continue the homestand next week as a pair of in-state foes visit Charlottesville. Virginia hosts William & Mary on April 4 and Virginia Tech on April 5.