CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 14 Virginia women’s tennis team (8-1, 2-0 ACC) jumps back into conference play this weekend, hosting a pair of matches against No. 23 NC State (8-2, 0-0 ACC) and Virginia Tech (4-4, 0-1 ACC).
The Cavaliers face the Wolfpack at 4 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22) before facing the Hokies at noon on Sunday (Feb. 24). The match with Virginia Tech represents the Commonwealth Clash matchup presented by Virginia529, which is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams of the Cavaliers and Hokies.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans who can’t make it to the matches can keep up with the action through a court-by-court live stream and live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts (@UVAWomensTennis).
VIRGINIA IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Cavaliers jumped up four spots in the team rankings in the latest Oracle/ITA National Rankings this week, coming in at No. 14 following a win at then No. 10 Syracuse, and home victories over Boston College, George Mason and William & Mary.
CAVALIERS IN THE INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Virginia is represented in the individual rankings with senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) coming in at No. 43 in singles. She and freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) are the No. 13 doubles tandem in this week’s rankings.
THE SERIES WITH NC STATE
The Cavaliers and Wolfpack have faced each other 43 times with Virginia leading the all-time series 34-9. The series began in the 1981-82 season with UVA taking an 8-1 victory over the Wolfpack. Virginia won the last meeting, a 5-2 victory on the road at NC State last season. The Cavaliers have won 14 consecutive meetings against the Wolfpack dating back to the 2005-06 season.
THE SERIES WITH VIRGINIA TECH
Virginia and Virginia Tech have faced each other 44 times in the history of the two programs with the Cavaliers holding a 39-5 lead in the series with the Hokies. Virginia has won 23 consecutive meetings with the Hokies dating back to the 1998-99 season. Last season, the Cavaliers picked up a 6-1 win over the Hokies in Blacksburg.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will hit the road next week to play two matches in ACC play, beginning with Clemson on Friday (March 1) and then continuing at Wake Forest on Sunday (March 3).