For the fifth time in program history, the University of Virginia Men’s Tennis team has been crowned the NCAA Division I Men’s National Champions. Winning in a dominant fashion, the seventh-seeded Cavaliers swept Kentucky in the Championship Match en route to the title.
Finishing 28-5 on the season, Virginia not only won the NCAA National Title this season but also took home an ACC Championship while winning their final 23 matches of the season.
In today’s match, Virginia jumped out of the gate firing winning the doubles point in convincing fashion before closing out the match in singles play with wins on courts No. 2, No. 5, and No. 6.
For Kentucky, this National Championship marked the first appearance in program history and concluded a historic season with many firsts. In addition to taking down the top seed in this NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats finished the year 26-8 and had won 12 of their previous 13 matches prior to today.
For the Cavaliers Head Coach Andres Pedroso, this National Championship is extra sweet as it marks the first championship under his command at Virginia.