For the sixth year in a row, the North Carolina men’s tennis team will host the first and second round matches of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.
In head coach Sam Paul’s 26 years of coaching the Tar Heels, this is the team’s 24th NCAA Tournament appearance.
UNC (18-6) is the No. 9 seed, coming off of a 4-3 loss to UVA in the ACC Tournament semifinals. The home court advantage may help the Tar Heels be victorious against Navy (31-13) at 4 p.m. on Friday; North Carolina went 11-0 at home this season.
Georgia (13-10) will take on Elon (21-4) first on Friday at 1 p.m. On Saturday at 4 p.m., the winner of that match will face off against the winner of UNC versus Navy at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
After the NCAA team tournament, three Tar Heels will go on to compete in the singles and doubles NCAA tournament, which runs from May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fl. Junior William Blumberg and sophomore Benjamin Sigouin both qualified for singles, while senior Blaine Boyden and Blumberg earned an automatic bid for the doubles tournament.