NCAA Champion Virginia Leads Nine ACC Teams in Final ITA Poll
Thursday May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Nine Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis squads capped the 2012-13 campaign ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.
Virginia (30-0), which won its first NCAA Team Championship in program history, led the pack finishing at No. 1. The Cavaliers’ title was also the first men’s tennis title in ACC history. The doubles duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger captured the NCAA Men’s Doubles Championship, while Jenkins finished as the runner-up in the singles tournament.
Also finishing in the top 25 this season were Duke (25-6), Wake Forest (20-9) and Clemson (19-8), at No. 7, No. 19 and No. 21, respectively. The trio each earned a berth in the NCAA Team Championship, with the Blue Devils reaching the quarterfinals and Clemson advancing to the second round.
Appearing in the NCAA Team Championship and finishing the season with a national ranking in tow were NC State (14-11) at No. 35, Florida State (18-11) at No. 37, and Virginia Tech (16-10) at No. 39. North Carolina (12-13) and Miami (13-13) rounded out the ACC’s nine ranked teams at No. 52 and No. 55, respectively.
It was a banner year for the ACC as Virginia won its first NCAA Championship and finished with a perfect record. Seven league squads earned NCAA Team Championship berths, and 10 singles players were selected for the NCAA Singles Championship. The fifth NCAA Doubles title by teams currently in the ACC was captured by Virginia’s Jenkins and Styslinger, while eight doubles tandems were selected to the NCAA field of 64.