The No. 1 Virginia men's tennis team began its quest for a seventh consecutive ACC Championship Friday with a 4-0 victory over North Carolina in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal.
Virginia will play Clemson in the ACC semifinals after the Tigers topped NC State 4-2 in their quarterfinal match.
"It is really important to get off to a good start in any tournament," said head coach Brian Boland. "It is always nice to get that first match out of the way. I believe the guys came out and played very well today. They are playing some of their best tennis of the year right now. They continue to get better with each match and we look forward to taking the next step tomorrow."
Virginia took a 1-0 lead winning the doubles point for the 17th consecutive match. The Cavaliers opened singles strong and swept all six first sets. Mitchell Frank was first off the courts, winning 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Alex Domijan followed seconds later, completing a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2. Ryan Shane sealed the win with his 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 5.
The victory was Virginia's 104th consecutive win over ACC opposition (regular season and tournaments) and its 19th straight win in the ACC Tournament.
The Cavaliers' semifinal match with Clemson begins 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Park.