Number One Men’s Tennis Team: University of Virginia

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Number One Men’s Tennis Team: University of Virginia

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia has the nation’s number one Division I Men’s Tennis Team. The UVA Cavaliers went undefeated last season and look to start this coming season strong.

UVA Cavaliers, a History

“we wish to establish in the upper & healthier country, & more centrally for the state an University on a plan so broad & liberal & modern, as to be worth patronising with the public support, and be a temptation to the youth of other states to come, and drink of the cup of knolege & fraternize with us.” –Thomas Jefferson

The University of Virginia was established in 1819 after being created and designed by President Thomas Jefferson. One of the eight original Public Ivy League Institutions, the University of Virginia is world renowned for its academic and athletic abilities. It is also the only university in the United States whose campus has been designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The University of Virginia also has a proud tradition of tolerance across all races and genders. In fact, it began desegregating its campus long before it was required to do so by federal law.

The Virginia Cavaliers

UVA competes in a number of NCAA Division I sports including men’s tennis, football and basketball. To date, the athletics program at the University of Virginia has won 20 NCAA national championships.

Looking at men’s tennis in particular, the University of Virginia has had an incredibly strong team for years. Last year, the tennis team went undefeated and finished ranked number one. In fact, the last time the team lost a match was in 2007.
The Virginia Cavaliers will enter the 2013 – 2014 season ranked number one again, thanks in large part to the incredible quality of the recruiting class.

“It is with great pride to officially announce the additions of J.C., Luca, Jordan and Thai to the UVa men’s tennis program this fall. These four incoming first years make up what is undoubtedly one of our strongest classes ever at UVa and what has rated as the No. 1 recruiting class in all of college tennis. All four display the characteristics of competitiveness, work ethic, ambition and character, which are the cornerstones of our program. The future definitely looks bright for UVa men’s tennis with the addition of these four world-class young men.” – Men’s Tennis Head Coach Brian Boland as told to Virginia Sports.

One thing is for sure, if the Cavaliers continue to play at the same level that they have for the past six years, they should have no problem whatsoever remaining number one for NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis. By all accounts, the team, which is furiously preparing for the start of the new season, intends to do just that.