2023 NCAA Championship Third Round
Date: Saturday May 13, 2023
Site: Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
Time: 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT in Austin)
• Making its ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship third round (round of 16), the University of North Carolina men’s tennis team will hit the road this weekend to play at Texas with a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals on the line.
• Carolina and Texas both are making their ninth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship round of 16, and on Saturday afternoon in the Texas Tennis Center in Austin, Texas, one team will advance to Orlando, Fla., for the quarterfinals.
• The Tar Heels, who tied for third place in the final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season standings this season, beat Drake (4-1) and Utah (4-0) last weekend at home in the first weekend of NCAA action. UNC has hosted NCAA matches in nine straight NCAA Championships.
• The winner of Saturday’s match will advance to meet the winner of the match between eighth-seeded Tennessee and ninth-seeded South Carolina on May 18 in Orlando.
• UNC is ranked No. 14 nationally in the latest ITA team rankings. Texas is ranked No. 1.
• Texas is the No. 1 overall seed in this year’s NCAA Championship and is a top-four seed for the third time in four years.
• The Tar Heels are playing their best tennis of the season at the right time.
• UNC has won eight of its last 11 matches and 12 of its last 16.
• Carolina is ranked No. 14 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
• The Tar Heels are 6-6 this season against teams ranked in the top 20 of the ITA rankings. UNC’s top-20 wins have come against No. 13 Harvard, No. 16 Florida, No. 20 Louisville, No. 16 Wake Forest, No. 19 Florida State and No. 17 Utah.
• Carolina closed the regular season with five consecutive home matches at its brand new Chewning Tennis Facility outdoor courts.
• Graduate students Ryan Seggerman and Brian Cernoch both earned at-large bids to the 2023 NCAA Singles Championship, while Seggerman and Casey Kania are an at-large entrant in the NCAA Doubles field.
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