UVa Women's Tennis Opens Spring Season With Win Over Marshall

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Jennifer Tuchband's 6-4, 7-6 victory over Marshall's Anna Mitina, at No. 2 singles, clinched the victory for the Cavaliers.
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Jennifer Tuchband's 6-4, 7-6 victory over Marshall's Anna Mitina, at No. 2 singles, clinched the victory for the Cavaliers.
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Jan. 26, 2002

Charlottesville, Va. - The UVa women's tennis team opened its spring season with a 4-3 victory over Marshall, at the Boar's Head Inn tennis facility, in Charlottesville. A doubles win from the team of Amy O'Donnell and Christine Kim clinched the doubles point, while a Jennifer Tuchband victory at singles, clinched the match.

O'Donnell and Kim defeated Marshall's team of Kroh/Nzudic by a score of 9-8. Also triumphing in doubles were freshman twins Dora and Marta Bechliwanis, defeated Marshall's Johnson/Hock team by a score of 8-6.

The Bechliwanis twins also claimed victories in singles, as Dora defeated Nzudic, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4, while Marta defeated Hock, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 5.

The Cavaliers return to action on February 2, when they take on Old Dominion in Virginia Beach, Va., at 2 p.m.

SINGLES

1. Jessica Johnson (MU) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
2. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Anna Mitina (MU), 6-5, 7-6
3. Alice Sukner (MU) def.. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 7-5, 6-3
4. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Lille Nzudic (MU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Danielle Hock (UVa), 6-3, 6-0
6. Joelle Good (MU) def. Laura James (UVa), 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES

1. Mitino/Sukner (MU) def. Williams/Tuchband (UVa), 8-6
2. D.Bechliwanis/M. Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Johnson/Hock (MU), 8-6
3. O'Donnell/Kim (UVa) def. Kroh/Nzudic (MU), 9-8

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