First Round: Virginia Tech (L, 2-4)
School/Record: UNC Wilmington (19-6) - #58
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Head Coach/Record: Mait DuBois (34-13)
NCAA Championship Appearances: 0
Best NCAA Finish: 1st Appearance
2009 Team Highlights: Earned first national ranking this season and captured first CAA men’s tennis championship…Entered ITA rankings at No. 75 on mid-March and currently rated No. 59…Enter NCAA Tournament with 10-match winning streak…Have not lost a match since March 19.
Player/Coach Highlights: Mait DuBois was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year…The young team features one senior (No. 1 player Gustavo Bertei), four sophomores and two freshmen…Sophomore Illia Ziamtsou was named the MVP of the CAA Tournament…Won CAA title in tie-breaker of last match, 4-3, over 11-time champion VCU…Freshman Ryan Ybarra has won 12 consecutive matches.