Seven ACC Teams Earn Spots in the 2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship
Tuesday April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Second-seeded Virginia leads a group of seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship field. Ninth-seeded Duke, Clemson Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest also earned sports in the tournament, as announced by the NCAA early Tuesday evening.
The 64-team NCAA Championship opens the weekend of May 10-12 with the first two rounds at campus sites. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be held at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill., from May 16-21.
The individual singles and doubles championships will also be held in Urbana following the NCAA Team Championships. That competition is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 22 and continue until champions are determined on Monday, May 27. Individuals selected to compete in those championships will be announced Wednesday evening.
ACC champion Virginia and Duke will be host teams for the first and second rounds. The Cavaliers (24-0), making their 10th straight appearance as a national seed and earning their 15th overall berth in the tournament, will face Fairleigh Dickinson (9-7) in the opening round for the second consecutive year, while Duke (22-5) will play host to Coastal Carolina (15-5).
Virginia Tech (15-9) travels to Lexington, Ky., where it will face Michigan (16-9). Wake Forest (20-8) will travel to Athens, Ga., and will also face a Big Ten school in Northwestern (21-9), while Clemson (18-10) squares off against Boise State (20-9) at Knoxville, Tenn. NC State (13-10) will head to Norman, Okla., to play Auburn (13-10), and Florida State (18-10) faces California (14-9) at Gainesville, Fla.
Duke is making its 22nd straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 23rd overall. Florida State will be appearing for the 11th straight year (14th overall). Virginia Tech earned a spot for the seventh straight time (13th overall). Wake Forest is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in program history after missing the tournament in 2012, while NC State returns to the field of 64 for the second consecutive year (sixth overall). Clemson, back in the NCAA Tournament field for the first time since 2007, will be making its 23rd overall appearance.