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Cavaliers in search of eighth consecutive ACC crown
CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – The field for the 2014 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship is set, as Virginia and North Carolina will square off for the title at 11 a.m. at Cary Tennis Park.
Virginia will be in search of the program’s eight consecutive title and 10th in the last 11 seasons. A victory in the finals would give the Cavaliers 10 titles in program history, all under the guidance of head coach Brian Boland.
North Carolina, which last won an ACC crown in 2002, is hoping to grab the program’s ACC-leading 24th ACC title. Should the Tar Heels be victorious, head coach Sam Paul will earn his second league crown.
The Cavaliers earned their spot in the title by posting a 4-0 sweep of Notre Dame. It was the second sweep of the Championship for Virginia and the team’s 12th of the season. The Cavaliers’ victory over the Fighting Irish came in at a little over two hours and 10 minutes, as they quickly earned the doubles point and victories at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
North Carolina earned its spot in the title match by avenging a regular season loss to Duke, 4-1. The Tar Heels earned the match’s doubles points, along with straight-set victories at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 singles. The clinching point of the match came on a victory by Nelson Vick.