Busy Weekend Ahead for UVa Athletics

For UVa student-athletes in the spring sports, the upcoming weekend will be one of the busiest -- and most important -- of the season. Men's golf, men's & women's tennis, rowing, men's lacrosse, and the track & field teams will all compete in the ACC championships in the coming days. In addition, the baseball and softball teams have key series against conference foes. Let's take a look at all the action:

Baseball Will already previewed the upcoming series against NC State. Brian O'Connor's #1-ranked Cavaliers (38-3)  will put their seven-game winning streak on the line, beginning tonight at 7 PM. 
Men's Golf The 22nd-ranked Cavalier golfers began the three-day, 54-hole ACC Championship tournament on Friday morning in New London, NC. Virginia has never won this tournament, but did finish second last year. You can follow all the action throughout the weekend here.
Men's Tennis The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team looks for its fifth consecutive ACC Championship, and its seventh title in the past eight years, as it travels to Cary, N.C., for the 2011 ACC Men's Tennis Championship this weekend. After a first-round bye, Virginia swept Maryland 4-0 on Friday morning. The Hoos will play #16 Georgia Tech at 10 AM on Saturday morning. The championship match is scheduled for 11 AM on Sunday morning.
Women's Tennis The #11 Virginia women's tennis team is the fourth seed at the 2011 ACC Women's Tennis Championship. After a first-round bye, fourth-seeded Virginia faces Florida State (this afternoon). If the Cavaliers advance to the semifinals, they will continue their very special season on Saturday at 10 AM.
Track & Field The 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Track & Field Championships began yesterday in Durham, NC. Heading into the championships, eight Cavaliers were ranked among the top three of their respective events in the conference. Led by junior Tara Karin (who earned her second All-ACC honor by finishing third in the javelin), six Cavaliers scored on the opening day. You can follow the live results here, and VirginiaSports.com will carry a webcast of the event.
Men's Lacrosse #10 UVa will attempt to get some measure of revenge against Duke after losing a close match last weekend, as Virginia drew the fourth seed in the 2011 ACC Tournament. They will play top-seeded Duke tonight, in Durham. The game will be carried locally on WINA, online at VirginiaSports.com, and TheACC.com will have a live webcast of the game. A win would place UVa into Sunday's championship game (3:30 PM), versus the winner of the UNC/Maryland contest.
Softball Virginia Softball will play their final home series of the 2011 season this weekend against #22 Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets are set for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Friday and will conclude the series with a 12 p.m. contest Saturday at The Park.
Rowing Ranked #5 in the country, the Virginia rowing team will travel to Clemson for the 2011 ACC Championships on Saturday. The Hoos will be the top seed in all four races. Virginia is looking to win their 11th ACC title in 12 years. A live webcast will be available at TheACC.com beginning at 9 AM on Saturday morning.
 

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