Bracket Released for 2016 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship



Virginia earns No. 1 seed for tourney, which opens Wednesday in Cary, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Nine-time defending champion Virginia holds the top seed for the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship, which begins on Wednesday, April 20 at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, North Carolina.

The Cavaliers see their first tournament action on Friday, when they will take on the winner of Thursday’s second-round match between No. 8 NC State and No. 9 Clemson. Virginia, the defending NCAA champion, will be going after its 10th consecutive ACC title and its 12th in 13 seasons. 

Wednesday’s lone first-round match finds No. seed 12 Louisville facing No. 13 Boston College at 1 p.m.

The NC State-Clemson second-round match opens the slate on Thursday at 1 p.m. No. 10 Duke faces No. 7 Notre Dame in other 1 p.m. action. A pair of 4 p.m. matches are slated, with No. 5 Georgia Tech facing the winner of Wednesday’s Louisville-BC match, and No. 6 Virginia Tech against No. 11 Miami.

Teams receiving double-byes to Friday’s quarterfinal round along with Virginia include No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 3 Florida State and No. 4 North Carolina.

Action in the 2016 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship will continue with a pair of 2 p.m. semifinal matches on Saturday and will conclude with Sunday’s 2 p.m. championship match.

The Saturday semifinal match featuring the highest seeded team and Sunday’s championship match will be streamed live by ESPN3. Former United States Davis Cup team captain Patrick McEnroe will serve as the lead announcer. McEnroe, who captained the U.S. Davis Cup championship team in 2007, will be joined by Paul Torricelli on second chair. Torricelli spent over two decades as head coach at Northwestern, where his teams twice went unbeaten in Big Ten play. Brian Clark will also be on hand as the sideline reporters for the men’s matches.