NCAA Men's Tennis ACCtion: Thursday, May 16

May 16, 2013

NCAA Championships Round of 16

Virginia Rolls Into NCAA Quarterfinals with 4-0 Win Over Cal 

URBANA, Ill. - The Virginia men's tennis team reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive season with a 4-0 victory over California Thursday in a round of 16 match at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex at the Atkins Tennis Center. It marked the second consecutive year the Cavaliers (27-0) downed the Bears (16-10) in the round of 16.

Virginia will meet Tennessee in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The two teams have met three times over the past five years at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, but have never before played in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cavaliers' streak of nine consecutive NCAA quarterfinals is tied with Georgia for the longest active streak in the nation.

The Virginia-Tennessee quarterfinal will start at noon CT (1 p.m. ET) on Saturday on the campus of the University of Illinois.

Duke Upsets Eighth-Seeded Kentucky, 4-2 

URBANA, ILL. - Playing late into the night, the ninth-seeded Duke men's tennis team came from behind two times to upset eighth-seeded Kentucky, 4-2, Thursday night at the Kahn Outdoor Tennis Center. With the win, Duke advances to 25-5 on the season and reaches the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive season.

Duke dropped the doubles point for just the fifth time this season after the two squads battled for the crucial point for an hour and 30 minutes. In singles, the Blue Devils came out strong by taking five-of-six first sets.

The win sets up a meeting in the quarterfinals with top-seeded UCLA Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. ET. The quarterfinal appearance will be the eighth in the program's history.