UC Irvine Men’s Tennis to Begin NCAA Play

UC Irvine’s men’s tennis team makes its fifth appearance in the NCAA championships today, opening with a match against West Virginia at 4 p.m. at the Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells.

Irvine, ranked 19th, is one of eight teams playing preliminary matches today. The top 14 teams in the 22-team field received byes.

If the Anteaters win today, they will play top-seeded Tennessee Saturday.

Tennessee (31-0) is followed by UCLA, Stanford, Georgia, Pepperdine and California


Team competition continues through Tuesday, with individual singles and doubles competition scheduled for Wednesday through May 27.