Feb. 24, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - No. 39 Memphis topped No. 16 Virginia, 5-2, in women's tennis action Sunday afternoon at The University Club in Memphis.
The Tigers claimed five singles wins in the match, improving their record to 6-2. The Cavaliers, who fell to 2-4, swept the doubles point for the second consecutive match and freshman Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) earned a win at No. 2 singles.
Virginia started fast as No. 17 Li Xi (Kunming, China) and Nauta defeated Courtney Collins and Liza Tymchenko 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. No. 5 Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) clinched the point with an 8-5 win over Tiffany Welcher and Alyssa Hibberd. Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over No. 47 Stefanie Mikesz and Caroline Wegner at No. 3.
Memphis took a 2-1 lead when Welcher beat Epstein 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 and Collins beat Elbaba 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1.
Nauta rallied for a three-set win over Liza Tymchenko at No. 2 to even the match at 2-2, but the Tigers regained the lead when Skylar Kuykendall defeated Xi 7-6, 7-5 at No. 3.
Hibberd clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.) at No. 6 and Wegner beat Vierra 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 5.
The Cavaliers (2-4) open ACC play at Maryland on Saturday, March 9.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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