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ACC’s ten bids is tied for most ever in conference history
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Third-seeded Virginia leads a group of ten Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship field. Tenth-seeded Duke, 12th-seeded Wake Forest, 13th-seeded North Carolina, 15th-seeded Virginia Tech, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State and Notre Dame also earned spots in the Championship, as announced by the NCAA Tuesday evening.
The ten bids for Atlantic Coast Conference institutions are tied for the most ever in ACC Men’s Tennis history (also ten in 2007).
First- and second-round competition takes place May 8-9 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 14-19. The event will be hosted by Baylor University.
Virginia, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Virginia Tech will each serve as host sites for the first and second rounds of the Championship. The Cavaliers (23-3), winners of the 2015 ACC Championship, will open the NCAA Tournament by taking on St. John’s (15-8). The Blue Devils (22-6) will be pitted against South Carolina St. (14-4), while the Demon Deacons will square off against George Washington (13-12). The Tar Heels (21-10) will play William & Mary (16-12) and the Hokies will welcome East Tennessee State (17-7).
Other first round matchups include Florida State (19-10) versus Troy (25-6), NC State (17-11) against Tulsa (17-12), Louisville (23-8) taking on Drake (24-6), Georgia Tech (14-12) playing Columbia (14-5) and Notre Dame (14-11) squaring off against Vanderbilt (19-7).