No. 2 Virginia Plays at No. 53 Virginia Tech on Sunday
|No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (9-2, 1-0 ACC) at No. 53 Virginia Tech (8-2, 1-0 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Sunday, March 6, 2016, 6 p.m.|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring and Video|
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March 5, 2016 – The No. 2 Virginia men’s tennis team (9-2, 1-0 ACC) closes out its first weekend of ACC contests by playing at No. 53 Virginia Tech (8-2, 1-0 ACC) on Sunday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.
Live video and live scoring will be available on the HokieSports.com website with that link posted on VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is coming off a 7-0 victory at Louisville on Friday night, the Cavaliers’ fourth 7-0 sweep of the season. Senior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.), who missed the Illinois match while recovering from an injury, logged a 6-4 victory at No. 1 doubles alongside partner junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) followed by a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Junior J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.), who has never lost a conference singles match in his career, improved to 9-0 in singles in dual matches this season with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 5. Redshirt junior Harrison Richmond (Pawley’s Island, S.C.) also remained perfect in singles in dual matches, improving to 4-0 with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory at No. 6.
Virginia Tech is coming off a 6-1 victory over No. 40 NC State on Friday night. Twentieth-ranked Joao Monteiro, who has tallied a 7-1 mark this season at No. 1, leads the Hokies. Andreas Bjerrehus and Mitch Harper have also been solid for the Hokies this spring with each having records of 7-1. Jai Corbett is 6-2 on the season and 76th-ranked Edoardo Tessaro is 4-1. In doubles, the Hokies are led by Monteiro and Bjerrehus who are ranked 12th in the ITA standings. The pair has posted a 6-1 record at No. 1 during duals. The Virginia-Virginia Tech match is part of the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Virginia currently leads 7-5 with one point to be awarded to the winner of Sunday’s match.
Virginia will spend the spring recess week in Tulsa, Okla., taking on No. 20 Tulsa on Thursday, March 10 and No. 13 Oklahoma on Saturday, March 12. The Cavaliers return home to host N.C. State on Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center.