No. 4 Cavaliers Host William & Mary and No. 13 Virginia Tech
|No. 4 Virginia vs. William & Mary and No. 13 Virginia Tech|
|Date & Time||April 4 (2 p.m.) | April 5 (1 p.m.)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | Live Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Facebook|
|Commonwealth Clash||Website | Twitter | Virginia529 Twitter | Facebook | #CommonwealthClash|
April 3, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The fourth-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team continues a six-match homestand this weekend as it hosts a pair of conference foes at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers meet William & Mary Saturday at 2 p.m. and No. 13 Virginia Tech Sunday at 1 p.m.
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 (14-3, 7-0 ACC) moved up four places in the latest ITA rankings after posting 6-1 victories over then-No. 14 North Carolina and No. 4 Duke last week. The Cavaliers have won 131 consecutive matches against ACC opponents, the longest streak in conference history in any sport.
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 Tribe (12-10, 1-0 CAA) is looking to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Campbell last week. The match marks the second-consecutive year the teams have met, with the Cavaliers posting a 6-1 win over William & Mary last year.
The Hokies (14-2, 6-1 ACC) begin a weekend road trip to No. 23 Louisville (Friday) and Virginia in second place in the conference standings, one game behind the Cavaliers. Sunday’s match marks the first time in the series that Virginia and Virginia Tech have met with both teams ranked in the top 15 nationally. The Cavaliers have won the last 11 meetings in the series, including a 7-0 victory last season in Blacksburg.
Sunday’s match is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. There is one point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the new point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers currently lead the Clash by a score of 7.5 to 6.5. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
The Cavaliers conclude their home schedule next week as they host Georgia Tech on April 10 and Louisville on April 12.