|Date & Time||Fri., Mar. 16, 3 p.m.- Virginia vs Boston College
Sun., Mar. 18, 11:30 a.m.- Virginia vs #18 Notre Dame
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
|Coverage||Live Scoring and Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | 2018 Stats | 2018 Fact Book|
March 15, 2018 –
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team (7-5, 0-1 ACC) hosts a pair of conference matches this weekend, taking on Boston College (5-5, 0-1 ACC) on Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m., and No. 18 Notre Dame (10-6, 2-0 ACC) on Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Please note that Friday’s match has been moved indoors to 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.
The Cavaliers played their first outdoor match of the year on Sunday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., picking up a 4-3 victory over UCF. The Knights won the doubles point, but the Cavaliers picked up four singles victories from freshmen Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.), Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.), sophomore Carl SÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ‘Â¶derlund (Stockholm, Sweden) and junior Aswin Lizen (Douglas, Isle of Man).
SÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ‘Â¶derlund has gone 3-0 since returning to singles play after recovering from an injury that has sidelined him for much of the spring season. SÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€ ‘ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ‘Â¶derlund moved into the ITA singles rankings last week at No. 74.
Both Ross and Lizen are 7-2 in their last nine matches. Ross is 5-0 at No. 2 singles this spring, including picking up a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Gabriel DeCamps on Sunday. Lizen leads the Cavaliers with a 21-3 singles record this year and a 9-2 mark in duals. He is No. 28 in the latest ITA singles rankings.
Boston College just returned from a West Coast road trip, playing at the Pacific Coast Doubles tournament March 2-4 in La Jolla, Calif., before continuing on to play dual matches at UC Irvine and UNLV. The Eagles have dropped their last three matches, but opened ACC play with a close 4-3 loss to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame swept a doubleheader last Saturday, defeating conference foe Louisville, 4-3, before upending DePaul, 6-1. The Irish will play at No. 6 Texas A&M on Friday before heading to Charlottesville. The Irish came in at No. 18 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Team Rankings, up one spot since last week’s poll release. Junior Alex Lebedev moved up two spots to No. 33 in singles in the most recent ITA rankings. Senior-freshman duo of Brendon Kempin and Tristan McCormick rank at No. 55 in doubles. All six of the Irish’s losses this season have come against ranked opponents.
The Cavaliers will be back on the road next weekend, playing at Georgia Tech on Friday, March 23, and at Clemson on Sunday, March 25.