|Virginia Cavaliers (6-5, 0-1 ACC) at UCF Knights (4-5, 0-0 AAC)|
|Date & Time||Sunday, March 11, 2018, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Orlando, Fla. | USTA National Campus|
|Coverage||Live Video | Live Scoring|
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March 9, 2018 –
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team (6-5, 0-1 ACC) takes on UCF (4-5, 0-0 AAC) on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The Cavaliers are trying to rebound after dropping a pair of road matches last week against ranked opponents, falling 6-1 at No. 35 Louisville and 4-3 at No. 9 Illinois.
Sophomore Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden), who has been sidelined much of the spring with an injury, debuted at No. 74 in the ITA singles rankings after picking up a pair of victories last weekend. SÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ‘Â¶derlund won two matches at No. 1 singles, including downing the Illini’s Aleks Vukic, who was ranked No. 23.
Freshmen Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) and Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) both picked up singles victories at Illinois with Lord downing Noe Khlif in straight sets on court five and Ross winning a third-set super tiebreaker 10-8 to top Aleks Kovacevic on court three.
UCF is trying to snap a three-match losing streak after being edged by No. 32 Baylor and Penn State, both by 4-3 scores, and falling 4-1 to No. 8 Michigan. The Knights’ top doubles team, Korey Lovett and Eero Vasa, are 7-0 on court one this spring and have moved up to No. 11 in the ITA doubles rankings. Mikhail Sokolovskiy is on a six-match winning streak in singles, including topping Penn State’s Chris Antonopoulos at No. 3 on Wednesday (March 7).
The Cavaliers return home on Friday, March 16, hosting Boston College at 3 p.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center. Virginia will close out the weekend taking on Notre Dame on Sunday, March 18, with that match time moved up to 11:30 a.m.