Vols seeded sixth in NCAA tennis tournament

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The Tennessee men’s tennis team will be a No. 6 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

No. 5 Tennessee (22-7) will open tournament play by hosting Tennessee Tech Friday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Tennessee won eight of its final 10 dual matches and has the second most wins among Southeastern Conference teams.

The Golden Eagles won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship.

The Vols have been ranked in the top-5 of the ITA rankings for 28 consecutive weeks. UT has amassed 20 or more dual victories in each of the last four full seasons.

The Vols were 14-2 when action was halted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Duke and Memphis will also be in Knoxville for the NCAA Tournament.

The Blue Devils and Tigers will play an opening round match Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.