Top-Seeded Cavaliers Seek Ninth-Straight ACC Men's Tennis Title
|No.5 Virginia at 2015 ACC Championships|
|Dates||April 23-25, 2015|
|Location||Cary, N.C. | Cary Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | ESPN3 (Semis & Final) | ACC Homepage|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Facebook| Match Notes|
April 23, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team looks for its ninth consecutive ACC Championship and its 11th title in the past 12 years, as it travels to Cary N.C., for the 2015 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship this weekend at the Cary Tennis Park. After a first-round bye, the top-seeded Cavaliers (20-3, 12-0 ACC) will meet Florida State in the quarterfinals on Friday at 9 a.m.
Eighth-seeded Florida State (19-9, 6-6 ACC) downed ninth-seeded NC State, 4-2, on Thursday to advance to meet the Cavaliers in the quarterfinals. Virginia won the regular season meeting with the Seminoles, 6-1, last week in Tallahassee.
Virginia completed its ninth-consecutive undefeated ACC regular season last week with victories at Florida State and Miami. The Cavaliers have won 136 consecutive matches against ACC competition (regular season and postseason), the longest streak in conference history in any sport. In each of the past 12 seasons, Virginia has won at least a share of the ACC regular season title.
Since the ACC Championship moved to the team format in 1986, only Duke (11 championships) has won more titles than Virginia (10). If the Cavaliers win the championship this week, they will tie the conference record of nine consecutive ACC men’s tennis titles set by North Carolina from 1970-78. Virginia has a 33-3 record in the ACC Tournament during the Brian Boland era.
If the Cavaliers advance in the tournament, they would play a semifinal on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the final on Sunday at 10 a.m. Both the semifinal and final will be broadcast on ESPN3.