When: 1:00 pm PT
The 14th seed Cal Men's Tennis team face a tough opponent in the 2nd seed Virginia this afternoon in the NCAA Round of 16. After a sensational come from behind victory over Texas Tech (behind some inspired battle from the McLachlan brothers Ben and Riki), the Bears will look to pull off a big upset over the better ranked Virginia Cavaliars squad.
The Bears are lead by 37th ranked sophomore Ben McLachlan in number 1 singles (26-11 record for the season). Two other ranked singles players are the 58th ranked senior Nick Andrews and 70th ranked senior Carlos Cueto. Among doubles, the Bears have the 6th ranked combo of Andrews and junior Christoffer Konigsfeidt. Cueto and McLachlan are also ranked (66th).
Virginia features the 2nd (Mitchell Frank) and the 4th (Jarmere Jenkins) ranked players in the country in singles, as well as the 39th and 82nd ranked players. In doubles, 4 combinations for Virginia are apparently ranked (although only 3 pairs get to compete...so I'm not sure how this happened).
How the scoring works: Three doubles matches happen first, playing a set to 8 (with tiebreakers). The school that wins 2 out of the 3 is awarded one point for doubles. Next the six singles matches are played (best of 3) with each match worth 1 point.
Through the link above, one gets to pick which of the 6 courts to watch (usually, the 3 doubles matches happen in courts 1, 2, and 3).