No. 3 Virginia Plays at No. 14 Florida on Wednesday
|No. 3 Virginia (17-3, 7-1 ACC) at No. 14 Florida (12-4, 7-1 SEC)|
|Date & Time||Wednesday, April 6, 5 p.m.|
|Location||Ring Tennis Complex, Gainesville, Fla.|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | Live Streaming Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Boland Twitter | Instagram | Facebook|
April 5, 2016 – The No. 3 Virginia men’s tennis team (17-3, 7-1 ACC) plays at No. 14 Florida (12-4, 7-1 SEC) on Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. at Linder Stadium in the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla.
Live scoring and video will be available on the FloridaGators.com website.
The Cavaliers remained at No. 3 in the updated ITA team rankings while Florida, despite winning its last six matches, dropped from No. 11 to No. 14 in this week’s rankings. The Gators are 8-0 at home this season.
Both senior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) and junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) moved up one spot in the updated ITA singles rankings with Shane at No. 6 and Kwiatkowski at No. 7. Virginia is the only team with two players ranked in the top-10 of singles. Shane and Kwiatkowski are also two of three players to be ranked in both the top-10 in singles and doubles, with Shane and his partner junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) continuing to hold on to the No. 2 ranking while Kwiatkowski and senior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) are No. 9.
Kwiatkowski, who has won seven-straight singles matches, is now 25-5 overall and 8-0 at No. 3 singles.
Sophomore Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) topped 20 wins last weekend, improving to 21-4 with victories at No. 4 singles over UNC’s Jack Murray and Duke’s T.J. Pura. Wiersholm has won 10-straight matches and is 16-1 in duals this season.
Sophomore Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) moved up from No. 63 to No. 38 in the latest ITA rankings. Altamirano, who is 17-2 in singles this season, has won his last six matches and nine of his last 10 and has a perfect 10-0 mark at No. 2 singles, including winning 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 against UNC’s No. 27 Ronnie Schneider last Friday.
The Gators have four ranked singles players with Diego Hidalgo ranked No. 17, Elliott Orkin at No. 33, Chase Perez-Blanco at No. 84 and Alfredo Perez at No. 109. Hidalgo and Gordon Watson are ranked fourth in doubles with Orkin and Maxx Lipman ranked No. 58.
Florida leads the all-time series, 3-2. The last meeting was a 6-1 victory by the Cavaliers in 2012.
The Cavaliers’ road trip continues at No. 31 Georgia Tech on Friday, April 8 and at Clemson on Sunday, April 10. Virginia will be back at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville on Friday, April 15, hosting No. 6 Wake Forest at 3 p.m.