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Cavaliers Continue Stellar Play at Winter Invite

Marie Faure posted a 6-7(4), 6-0, 1-0(5)
 win over Utah's Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa.

Jan. 19, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 13 Virginia women's tennis team continued its stellar play against No. 58 Utah during second-day action of the UVa Winter Invitational Sunday (Jan. 19) at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

The Cavaliers went 4-2 in singles and 5-0 in doubles against the Utes. Virginia added a pair of singles wins and a doubles victory against Marshall to finish the day 6-2 in singles and 6-0 in doubles.

Posting singles wins for Virginia against Utah were No. 11 Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), No. 43 Rachel Pierson (Princeton, N.J.), No. 85 Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) and Marie Faure (Toulouse, France).

Li Xi (Kunming, China) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) added singles wins against Marshall.

Virginia's No. 8 tandem of Elbaba and Pierson posted a pair of victories for the second straight day, while Nauta and Epstein went 1-1 in doubles.

Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Xi added a 6-3 win over Utah's Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa and Sarah Richter. Faure and Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.) defeated Marshall's Karli Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya, 6-2.

The UVa Winter Invitational will crown individual champions in singles and doubles, as no team scoring is being used. Each player will be assigned points per win and loss according to her position in singles and doubles. The players with the most points at the end of the weekend will be named the singles and doubles winners.

No. 31 Tennessee, No. 39 VCU, No. 58 Utah and Marshall are joining Virginia in the tournament. The teams are playing singles and doubles each day in a round-robin format. Action concludes Monday beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is free.

UVa Winter Invitational Schedule (Subject to Change)
Monday, Jan. 20 - Virginia vs. VCU/Marshall and Tennessee vs. Utah

No. 13 Virginia vs. No. 58 Utah

1. #11 Julia Elbaba (UVA) def. #107 Tereza Bekerova (UU) 6-3, 6-3

2. Sarah Pham (UU) def. #28 Danielle Collins (UVA) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0(8)

3. #43 Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Callie Craig (UU) 6-1, 6-1

4. #85 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Paige Miles (UU) 6-0, 6-0

5. Sarah Richter (UU) def. Caryssa Peretz (UVA) 6-2, 6-4

6. Marie Faure (UVA) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa (UU) 6-7(4), 6-0, 1-0(5)

7. Li Xi (UVA) def. Kai Broomfield (MU) 6-4, 6-1

8. Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Derya Turhan (MU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Round 1
1. #8 Julia Elbaba/Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UU) 7-5

2. Danielle Collins/Li Xi (UVA) def. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UU) 6-3

3. Maci Epstein/Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UU) 6-2

4. Marie Faure/Caryssa Peretz (UVA) def. Karli Timko/Anna Pomyatinskaya (MU) 6-2

Doubles Round 2
1. #8 Julia Elbaba/Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Sarah Pham/Callie Craig (UU) 6-3

2. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UU) def. Stephanie Nauta/Maci Epstein (UVA) 6-1




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