CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team announced its 2018-19 schedule on Thursday (Sept. 13).
The Cavaliers, led by second-year head coach Andres Pedroso, will be competing in a variety of individual tournaments in the fall, including hosting one home tournament, and will play eight regular-season dual matches in the spring at their home courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club and Snyder Tennis Center. The challenging schedule includes at least 12 matches against teams that competed in the 2018 NCAA Championship.
The fall portion of the schedule kicks off on Friday, Sept. 21 with the UVA Masters. The tournament, which runs from Friday through Sunday (Sept. 23) at the Snyder Tennis Center, is a double-elimination tournament featuring top-level collegiate talent with the winner of the singles draw earning a wildcard entry into qualifying for October’s Charlottesville Challenger. In addition to the UVA Masters, members of the team will play in two collegiate tournaments, the Richmond Invitational (Oct. 5-7) and the Wake Forest Invitational (Nov. 9-11).
On the regional and national level, the Cavaliers will also be competing in the ITA All-American in Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 29 – Oct.7), and the ITA Regionals (Oct. 18-23), being held this year in Blacksburg, Va., with qualifiers from the latter event advancing to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, being held Nov. 7-11 in Surprise, Ariz. Several players will also be competing in ITF Pro Futures tournaments throughout the fall.
The spring season kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 17 with the lone non-conference home match of the year, a contest against William & Mary. The home slate also sees conference opponents Louisville (Jan. 20), Wake Forest (Feb. 8), Georgia Tech (Mar. 22), Clemson (Mar. 24), Duke (Mar. 29), North Carolina (Apr. 12) and Virginia Tech (Apr. 14) coming to Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers will travel to College Station, Texas, this year for ITA Kickoff Weekend, being held Jan. 25-28. ITA National Team Indoor Championships are being held Feb. 15-18 in Chicago, Ill.
The ACC championships will be held at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C., from April 17-21. The Cavaliers have won 12 ACC championships and 13 regular-season titles.
The NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship will begin with regional action at sites to be determined the weekend of May 3-5. Super Regional play will be in effect for men’s tennis for the first time this season with the 16 remaining teams competing at eight sites (locations to be determined) on May 10-11. The team finals, featuring eight teams, will be held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., beginning May 16. The NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships will take place in Orlando after the conclusion of the team championship.
Admission for all home Virginia tennis matches is free.