Carl Söderlund

Virginia's Carl Söderlund returns a shot against Notre Dame at Snyder Tennis Center. 

The Virginia men’s tennis team earned a national seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday and will host first- and second-round matches this weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center.

The Cavaliers (21-4) received the No. 5 national seed and are the top team in the four-team Charlottesville Regional. The Wahoos earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the 16th consecutive year and will host a regional for the 15th time.

UVa will take on Saint John’s (19-5) on Friday at 1 p.m. in the first round. South Carolina (17-9) and East Tennessee State (20-4) will play the opening match of the Charlottesville Regional on Friday at 10 a.m.

The winners of Friday’s matches will meet in the second round on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Admission for all of the matches will be free.

The No. 21 Virginia women’s tennis team (17-8) also earned an NCAA Tournament bid on Monday. The Cavaliers will face Old Dominion (19-4) in the first round in Columbia, South Carolina. It is the second consecutive season for the Cavaliers to travel to play in a regional hosted by the Gamecocks.

Virginia’s first-round matchup with Old Dominion will be played on Friday. Should the Cavaliers advance, they will play in the second round on Saturday.  

South Carolina (20-3), which is the fourth-seeded team in the overall tournament field, will face North Florida (17-7) in the other first-round match in Columbia. Virginia and Old Dominion faced each other in the regular season with the Cavaliers taking a 4-3 win over the Monarchs in Charlottesville on March 28.

Virginia is making its 19th appearance in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships and second consecutive appearance under head coach Sara O’Leary.

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