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TULSA, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia men's tennis team (27-4) advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Championship with a 4-2 victory over No. 16 Oklahoma State (20-8) on Friday (May 20) at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Sophomore Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) rebounded from dropping his first set in a tiebreaker at No. 2 singles to clinch the match with a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2 victory over Arjun Kadhe.
"We came out and played really well in doubles," said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. "I thought our energy and execution were great. Credit to Oklahoma State as they hung in there during singles and made it really challenging for us, but in the end we were able to finish the match. We would expect nothing less from a team as strong as Oklahoma State as they have had an incredible year and they are able to compete with anyone in the country. They (Oklahoma State) made it a tough match, and it certainly was a bit challenging for us, but we survived and advanced. We are happy to be moving on to the quarterfinals."
The third-ranked North Carolina men’s tennis team earned its 28th win of the season, a program record, by beating No. 21 Mississippi State 4-0 Friday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in Tulsa, Okla. Playing at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, the Tar Heels claimed the doubles point and then got singles wins from Brayden Schnur at No. 1, Brett Clark at No. 3 and Jack Murray at No. 4.
The Tar Heels are now 28-4 and have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third year in a row, the fourth time in program history. They’ll face either Georgia or USC Sunday at 5 p.m. ET for a spot in the Final Four, which would be a program first.
TULSA, Okla. – The Wake Forest men’s tennis team’s season came to an end on Friday evening with a 4-0 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament round of 16 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
The Demon Deacons finished 2016 with a 31-6 record, giving them their winningest season in program history. The third-round showing in the national tournament was their fourth.
“Congrats to Oklahoma—they totally outplayed us,” said Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky. “The scoreboard says it wasn’t close. They played great. They’re obviously an experienced and tough team.”