UVA earns No. 5 seed in NCAA bracket

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Virginia men's tennis team is back in familiar territory heading into this year's postseason.

For the 14th time in the past 15 seasons, UVA is a national seed in the NCAA men's tennis tournament. The Wahoos earned the No. 5 seed in this year's 64-team bracket, and will host St. John's at 1 p.m. in Friday's first round in Charlottesville.

East Tennessee State and South Carolina are the other two teams that will play in Charlottesville this weekend. They'll meet at 10 a.m. Friday, with the winning teams meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the second round.

UVA went 21-4 during the regular season, and reached the ACC title match earlier this month, where the Wahoos lost to Wake Forest. Virginia was the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament after going 10-2 in ACC play during the regular season.

Last year ended a run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances as a national seed for the UVA program. The Wahoos lost in the second round of last year's NCAA tournament, ending a run of 13 consecutive seasons reaching at least the quarterfinals, eight straight years appearances in at least the semifinals, and three straight NCAA team titles.