Top-ranked Virginia is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championship for the third straight year and will be one of seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams competing for the national title when play begins on Friday, May 14. Virginia (35-1), which has already set a school record for wins in a season, will meet Navy (16-13) in the first round for the second year in a row.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Virginia has received a seed and hosted a regional. Virginia is the only school to be a top-eight seed in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past seven seasons. In each of the past six year, the Cavaliers won first- and second-round matches at home to advance as one of 16 regional winners to the NCAA Championships.
The 64-team NCAA Tournament opens the weekend of May 14-16, with the top 16 seeds serving as hosts for the first two rounds. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be held in Athens, Ga., at the University of Georgia's Dan MacGill Tennis Complex from May 20-25.
The individual singles and doubles championships will also be held at the University of Georgia following the NCAA Team Championships. That competition is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 26, and continue until champions are determined on Monday, May 31. Individuals selected to compete in those championships will be announced Wednesday evening.