Bracket Released for 2017 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Reigning Atlantic Coast Conference champion Wake Forest holds the coveted number one seed for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship, which begins Wednesday, April 26 at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.
The Demon Deacons see their first tournament action on Friday, when they will take on the winner of Thursday’s second-round match between No. 8 Virginia Tech and No. 9 NC State. Wake Forest will be going after its second ACC title, after winning its first last year.
Wednesday’s lone first-round match finds No. 12 Miami facing No. 13 Boston College at 10 a.m.
The No. 6 Florida State/No. 11 Clemson second-round match opens the slate on Thursday at 10 a.m. No. 10 Notre Dame faces No. 7 Louisville in other 10 a.m. action. Thursday’s last match will begin at 1 p.m. where No. 5 Duke will face the winner of Wednesday’s Miami/Boston College match.
Teams receiving double-byes to Friday’s quarterfinal round along with Wake Forest include defending NCAA champion No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 North Carolina and No. 4 Georgia Tech.
Action in the 2017 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship will continue with a pair of 10 a.m. semifinal matches on Saturday and will conclude with Sunday’s 10 a.m. championship match.
Shawn Kenney will handle play-by-play at the championship with live ACC Network Extra coverage set from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. ESPN anchor Prim Siripipat will handle color commentary.
Siripipat attended Saddlebrook Preparatory School, where she trained with Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick, Martina Hingis and Mardy Fish. She traveled the world with the U.S. National team and eventually finished in the top 10 in the country for players aged 18 and under. She attended Duke on a full scholarship. The Blue Devils women’s team was ranked among the top 10 and won the Indoor National Championship her senior year.
Kenney, a veteran announcer who has covered multiple sports on ESPN platforms, will work the ACC Tennis Championships for the third straight year.