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Cavaliers to Host NCAA Tournament Regionals


After winning the first ACC Championship in program history, the Virginia women's tennis team made more history on Tuesday. The Cavaliers earned a No. 3 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, the highest in the program's history.

UVa will play Youngstown State in the first round, with Kentucky meeting Columbia in the other first round match. The first round winners play the following day for a trip to the NCAA Round of 16, hosted this year by Georgia.

In the men's tournament, UVa earned the No. 4 overall seed, and will host Army in the first round, while Penn State plays UNC Wilmington in the other first round match in Charlottesville.

The Cavaliers are the reigning NCAA Champions, and this year will mark the eighth consecutive year they have been a top-four national seed. The 'Hoos just won their eighth consecutive ACC Championship title this season and enter the tournament on a 14-match win streak.

The Cavaliers are the only team to be a top-eight seed in the tournament in each of the past 11 seasons. The 'Hoos have played in the last three NCAA finals and have reached the quarterfinals nine straight seasons and made semifinal appearances in six of the past seven years.

The women's team has already posted a school-record 21 wins this season and won a share of the program's first ACC regular-season title. The Cavaliers are a national seed for the fourth consecutive year. In each of the past three years, Virginia has reached the NCAA round of 16, the best finish in school history. This season marks the school-record sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance by the Cavaliers.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that both the men's and women's tennis teams will host NCAA Tournament first and second round play at the Snyder Tennis Center. The women's regional will be Friday-Saturday, May 9-10, while the men's regional is set for Saturday-Sunday, May 10-11.


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