No. 1 Virginia Hosts No. 9 UCLA Tuesday
|No. 9 UCLA Bruins (5-0) at No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (4-0)|
|Date & Time||Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Boyd Tinsley Courts, Boar’s Head Sports Club|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | Live Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Instagram | Facebook|
Feb. 8, 2016 – The No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team (4-0) hosts No. 9 UCLA (5-0) on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Admission for all home matches is free. Live scoring and video of home matches is available at VirginiaSports.com. There will also be free pizza provided to fans while supplies last during the doubles matches.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 after winning a pair of matches on Saturday over Elon and Furman, both by a 7-0 final.
Virginia is 23-1 in singles matches in duals this season. Junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) improved his singles record to 16-1 overall and 4-0 in dual matches with a pair of victories. No. 2 Kwiatkowski is one of five Cavaliers currently ranked in the ITA Men’s National Singles Rankings. Sophomore Collin Altamirano also improved to 4-0 in dual singles matches with a pair of wins on Saturday at No. 2. Junior J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.), currently ranked No. 74 in singles, had the match-clinching singles victories in both of Saturday’s wins, improving to 4-0 in duals and 8-2 overall.
Virginia is 5-3 all-time against UCLA. The Cavaliers downed the Bruins 4-3 to win the 2013 NCAA Championship in Urbana, Ill. The Bruins won the last meeting, 4-3, in Los Angeles in 2014.
UCLA is coming off a 7-0 sweep of No. 16 San Diego last weekend. The Bruins began the season ranked 14th but moved up to a top-10 ranking after logging a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Georgia as well as defeating No. 46 SMU, 4-0, and No. 43 Georgia Tech, 6-1.
The Bruins have two ranked singles players, Martin Redlicki (13-5) at No. 48 and Logan Staggs (9-3) at No. 98. 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year Mackenzie McDonald (2-0) was the No. 3 player in the preseason rankings but is currently unranked.
Tuesday’s match will serve as warm-up before both teams compete in this week’s ITA National Team Indoor Championship, being held Feb. 12-15 at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The ITA Indoors features the top-16 teams in the nation playing for the first team championship of the year. Virginia has won the title at National Indoors five of the last eight years an last hosted it in 2012.