CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team (21-2) will be hosting first and second-round matches of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship on Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.

SATURDAY, MAY 8

10 a.m.     #40 LSU (12-12) vs #21 Stanford (10-5)

1 p.m.       #5 VIRGINIA (21-2) vs Fairleigh Dickinson (6-4)

SUNDAY, MAY 9

12 p.m.       Second Round

FOLLOW ALONG

  • Live scoring and live video streams will be available for all matches

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • Due to health and safety considerations, in addition to the current guidelines for sports venues set by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance for the NCAA Championship matches will be limited to guests of participating student-athletes and coaching staffs. Tickets will not be available to the general public

NOTING THE CAVALIERS

  • The ACC-Champion Cavaliers are No.5 in this week’s ITA computerized rankings
  • Virginia brings a 15-match win streak into the tournament. They have not lost a match since being edged 4-3 by Illinois on Valentine’s Day in the final day of the ITA Indoor Championship
  • Head coach Andres Pedroso picked up his second ACC Coach of the Year honor. He also earned it in 2019. The honor was not given in 2020
  • Grad student Carl Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) repeated as the ACC Player of the Year, just the second Cavalier to win it twice. He was also the ACC Championship MVP and earned his third-straight All-ACC First Team honor
  • Söderlund will be the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship as the automatic qualifier from the ACC. He will partner with junior William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) in the doubles tournament
  • Senior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) has the longest active singles win streak on the team, winning his last seven completed matches. He is 11-3 this season
  • Freshman Iñaki Montes (Pamplona, Spain) is 11-1 in his last 12 completed singles matches. He had a nine-match win streak in singles this season and an 11-match win streak in doubles. He was named to the All-ACC Second Team with a 15-4 record in singles and the same record in doubles
  • Montes clinched the Cavaliers’ semifinal and championship victories in the ACC tournament
  • Freshman Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (Zurich, Switzerland) has a team-best 16 singles wins. The All-ACC first-team honoree has earned a spot in the NCAA Singles Championship. He is currently ranked No. 44

VIRGINIA & THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Virginia has won four NCAA titles, including three-consecutive from 2015-17
  • Carl Söderlund was a freshman on UVA’s 2017 NCAA Championship team
  • This is Virginia’s 17th-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance and the 16th time hosting a regional
  • The Cavaliers have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 14 of the last 15 championships, advanced to the semi-finals in 10 of the past 13 and played in the finals in six of the last nine
  • Virginia has the second-highest winning percentage in the NCAA Championships, with a 66-17 record (.795 winning percentage); only Stanford is higher at 111-25 (.816)
  • In 2019, Virginia topped Stanford 4-2 in the Charlottesville Super Regional to advance to the finals’ site of the USTA National Campus
  • Carl Söderlund and Axel Geller, both of who are slated to play No. 1 singles in this year’s tournament, faced off in the 2019 Super Regional on the No. 1 court with Söderlund winning 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

QUICK LOOK AT THE OTHER TEAMS

  • Fairleigh Dickinson earned a spot in the 2021 NCAA Championships with an automatic bid after beating St. Francis Brooklyn 4-3 in the NEC Championship on April 18. The Northeast Conference Championship was the 13th in program history
  • This is the Knights first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013 when they played Virginia in the First Round and fell 4-0 in Charlottesville
  • This will be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for every player on the FDU roster
  • Teodors Pukse earned the NEC Player of the Year and All-NEC First Team honors in singles and doubles
  • Virginia is 3-0 all-time against the Knights
  • LSU is making its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2016, but it’s 32nd overall
  • The Tigers were the No. 10 seed in the SEC Tourney, falling in the first round
  • Ronald Hohmann was named All-SEC Second Team. He is ranked No. 31 with a 10-9 record on the No. 1 court
  • Virginia is 2-0 all-time against LSU
  • Stanford is the 2021 Pac-12 regular-season champions with a 6-1 conference record, but fell in the semi-finals of the Pac-12 tournament, being edged 4-3 by Arizona State
  • Arthur Fry is the Cardinal’s top-ranked player at No. 78. He has an 11-3 record this year, playing primarily at No. 2
  • Axel Geller is 5-6 on the top court and is currently ranked No. 104
  • Virginia is 6-0 all-time against Stanford

 ON THE HORIZON

  • The team advancing from the second round of the tournament will head to Orlando, Fla., where the USTA National Campus will be hosting the final four rounds of the tournament. The men’s Round of 16 will take place on Monday, May 17 and the quarterfinals on Thursday, May 20. Men’s and women’s semi-finals will be held on May 21 and both team championships contested on Saturday, May 22.
  • The NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships will run from May 23-28