Sept. 19, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia men's tennis team opens its fall schedule this week by hosting the UVa Ranked+1 Invitational Friday-Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers will welcome 16 schools to Charlottesville for this elite event.
The tournament will feature 64 players, as each school is allowed to enter one unranked player for every ranked player they have competing. There will be four 16-player singles draws and four eight-team doubles draws.
Joining the host Cavaliers in this year's field are players from George Washington, Illinois, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, UNC Wilmington, NC State, Penn State, Radford, VCU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and William & Mary.
Play begins each day at 9 a.m. and admission is free. Friday's schedule consists of two rounds of doubles, followed by one round of singles. Saturday will have one round of doubles and two rounds of singles. Sunday will feature the final round of singles.
The tournament is one four home fall tournaments for the Cavaliers. They will host the UVa Fall Classic at the Snyder Tennis Center from Oct 5-7. The following week is the first UVa Grand Slam Tournament, held Oct. 11-14 at the Boar's Head Sports Club. Virginia will again host the ITA Atlantic Regional this year, which will be held Oct. 18-22 at the Snyder Tennis Center.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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