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UVa Men's Tennis Will Make a Trip to the White House

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's tennis team will be honored Monday at the White House as President Barack Obama recognizes the NCAA Champions from the 2012-13 season. The Cavaliers will be one of 19 Division I collegiate champions to take part in the ceremony. 


"This is a tremendous opportunity to be honored by the President of the United States," said head coach Brian Boland. "It is a chance to not only meet President Obama, but also celebrate this championship as a team at the White House. We are incredibly proud to have the opportunity to represent the University of Virginia at this event." 

The Cavaliers won their first NCAA Championship in 2013, posting an undefeated 30-0 record. Virginia, the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, Minnesota, California, Tennessee and Georgia to reach the final. In the championship match, the Cavaliers downed top-seeded UCLA, 4-3, as Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) won the deciding match at No. 3 singles. 

The teams participating in Monday's ceremony will receive a tour of the White House and will have a photo opportunity with President Obama. 

The event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live.

The following teams are expected to attend this event:

Duke University: Men's Lacrosse

Indiana University: Men's Soccer

Oklahoma State University: Men's Cross Country

Princeton University: Fencing

Princeton University: Field Hockey

Stanford University: Women's Tennis

University of Alabama: Men's Golf

University of California, Irvine: Men's Volleyball

University of Colorado, Boulder: Men's Cross Country

University of Kansas: Women's Outdoor Track and Field

University of Minnesota: Women's Hockey

University of North Carolina: Women's Lacrosse

University of North Carolina: Women's Soccer

University of Oklahoma: Softball

University of Southern California: Men's Water Polo

University of Southern California: Women's Water Polo

University of Virginia: Men's Tennis

West Virginia University: Rifle

Yale University: Men's Hockey

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