|Date & Time||Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 12 p.m.- Virginia vs Monmouth
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 5 p.m.- Virginia vs Liberty
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Boyd Tinsley Courts, Boar’s Head Sports Club|
|Coverage||Live Scoring And Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | 2018 Stats | 2018 Fact Book|
Feb. 10, 2018 –
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team (3-3, 0-0 ACC) will play two home dual matches on Sunday, February 11, facing Monmouth (0-3, 0-0 MAAC) at 12 p.m. and Liberty (2-3, 0-0 Big South) at 5 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Admission is free for all Virginia home tennis matches. Live scoring and streaming video will be available through a link on VirginiaSports.com. Please note that due to construction, parking will be limited at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.
Junior Aswin Lizen (Douglas, Isle of Man) made a massive jump in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings. Lizen, who is 5-0 in dual matches and 17-1 overall this year in singles, moved up from a ranking of 40 after the fall season to No. 10 in the first rankings of the spring.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point in both matches last weekend against Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky. Redshirt freshman Ammar Alhaqbani (Alexandria, Va.) and freshman Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) won a pair of matches at No. 1. Freshmen Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) and Kyrylo Tsygura (North Potomac, Md.) won both of their matches on court three by a 6-2 score.
Monmouth has been selected to finish first in the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll after winning back-to-back conference titles. The Hawks return four players from last season, including junior Nicola Pipoli, who was named MAAC Most Outstanding Performer after the MAAC Championship, as well as senior Ale Gomez Estrada, junior Alberto Giuffrida and sophomore Sergio Martinez.
Monmouth played three matches against the Cavaliers last season, two during the regular-season (March 15-16) as well as taking on the Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Monmouth also faced Virginia in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Virginia won all four matches by a score of 4-0.
Liberty plays three road matches this weekend. Following Friday’s tilt at the Seahawks’ UNCW Courts in Wilmington, N.C., Liberty will stay in Wilmington to battle USC Upstate on Saturday morning. The Flames will then make the 330-mile trek north to Charlottesville, Va. to take on the Cavaliers on Sunday. The Flames split a pair of matches, last weekend at Auburn (4-1 loss) and Kennesaw State (4-3 win).
Liberty is 0-7 all-time against the Virginia Cavaliers.
Virginia closes out its string of nine-straight home matches to open the spring season by hosting Mercer on Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.