'Hoos appreciate challenge in second weekend

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia men's tennis is back at home in the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, hosting Stanford on Saturday.

The Cavaliers dropped just one match during the first two rounds of the tournament, but head coach Andres Pedroso called the opening weekend a good test for the team to open the tournament.

"You're always a point a way, everyone's a point away," Pedroso said. "That's how these matches are, every single match for the rest of the tournament is going to be like this."

Stanford cruised through the opening weekend, beating Fresno State and UC-Santa Barbera 4-0.

If the Cavaliers get past Stanford, it could set up a match with four-seed Wake Forest. The Cavaliers beat the Demon Deacons in a non-conference match in February before losing a conference match and the ACC championship match to Wake Forest.

Pedroso thinks having been challenged in the opening weekend will only help the team moving forward.

"You want to show up to the round of 16 and the quarterfinals tested and with some chink in your armor, just knowing that you got through it," he said. "That gives confidence to the guys. They know now, its not always going to be pretty. If we just hang in there mentally, I really think this team, we can beat the best."