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Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest selected as regional hosts
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-seeded Virginia leads seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship. Second-seeded North Carolina, No. 6 Wake Forest, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech round out the ACC bids in the Championship, as announced by the NCAA Tuesday evening.
The first two rounds of the tournament will take place May 13-14 or May 14-15 and will feature four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the final 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 20-24. The event will be hosted by the University of Tulsa.
Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest will each host first and second round matchups of the Championship. The Cavaliers (24-4) will take on Monmouth (11-9). The Tar Heels (25-4) will open the NCAA Tournament with the College of Charleston (19-6), while Wake Forest (29-5), the 2016 ACC Champion, will play Coastal Carolina (21-3).
The first round will also feature Florida State (18-8) versus Baylor (15-13), Georgia Tech (16-8) pitted against UC Santa Barbara (17-6), Notre Dame (15-13) facing off against Stanford (13-10), and Virginia Tech (17-8) versus Kentucky (19-9).