Third-Seeded Cavaliers Host NCAA Men's Tennis First and Second Rounds
|Â No. 3 Virginia Hosts NCAAÂ First and Second Rounds|
|Â Date & Time||Â May 8 (10 a.m./1 p.m.) | May 9 (3 p.m.)|
|Â Location||Â Charlottesville, Va.Â | Snyder Tennis Center|
|Â Coverage||Â Live ScoringÂ | NCAA BracketÂ | NCAAÂ Homepage|
|Â Additional Information||Â TwitterÂ | Coach Boland Twitter | Facebook |Â NotesÂ | Parking Map|
May 7, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The third-seeded Virginia men’s tennis team will host first and second round action of the 2015 NCAA Tournament on Friday (May 8) and Saturday (May 9) at Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers play St. John’s in the first round on Friday at 1 p.m., with Minnesota and Princeton meeting in the other first round match at 10 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 Baylor.
The Cavaliers (23-3), the 2013 NCAA Champions, are hosting first and second round play for the 12th consecutive year. Virginia is a top-four seed in the tournament for the ninth consecutive year, the longest active streak and the third overall longest streak in the tournament’s history. The reigning ACC Champions are looking to advance to the round of 16 for the 12th consecutive year and are undefeated at 22-0 in all-time home postseason matches. The Cavaliers have reached at least the quarterfinals in each of the last 10 years, the longest active streak in the nation.
Virginia is led by four players who were selected to compete in the NCAA Individual Championships later this month. Junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) is the No. 8 seed in the singles draw and the No. 3 seed in the doubles draw with sophomore Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.). Senior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) was selected for his fourth NCAA Singles Championship, while sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) will make his debut in the singles draw.
St. John’s (15-8) is making its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Big East Championship. Friday’s first-round match will be the first ever meeting between the Cavaliers and the Red Storm. Minnesota (20-7), co-regular season champions of the Big Ten, is making its second trip to Charlottesville for the NCAA Tournament in three years. In 2013, Virginia defeated the Golden Gophers 4-0 in the second round en route to winning the title. Princeton (19-7), an at-large selection from the Ivy League, is making its first NCAA appearance since 1998. The Cavaliers and Tigers haven’t met since 1987 when Princeton downed Virginia 7-2 in the season-opener.
Free parking for fans will be available at the Culbreth Garage. Live scoring for all matches this weekend will be available at VirginiaSports.com.