CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The 57th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team received an 8-5 doubles win from the #1 doubles team of third-years Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) and Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) to defeat 53rd-ranked Harvard Saturday afternoon, March 4, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The victory improves UVa's record to 8-2. The Crimson fell to 3-4 with the loss.
Virginia led 4-2 at the conclusion of the six singles matches, but Harvard came back to tie the match at 4-4 by winning the #2 and #3 doubles matches. Schweer and Cook's 8-5 victory over Sanaz Ghazal and Sanja Bajin at #1 doubles broke the tie and propelled UV to the victory.
Against Harvard, Virginia received singles victories at the #1, #3, #4 and #5 positions. Second-year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) earned a three-set victory at #1 singles. She won the first set 6-3, but dropped the second set to Ghazal 6-3, before winning the third set 7-6 (1). At #3 singles, first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) defeated Andrea Magyera 6-4, 6-2, while Cook beat Fleur Broughton 6-3, 6-4 at #4 singles. First-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Jennie Timoney at #5 to round out UVa's singles winners.
Schweer fell to Bajin 6-2, 6-2 at #2 singles, while third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) suffered a 6-3, 6-3 setback to Lara Naqushbandi at #6 singles.
The Cavaliers' only victory in doubles play was Schweer and Cook's match-clinching victory at #1. O'Donnell and second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) lost at #2 doubles 8-4 to Vedica Jain and Magyera. Weaver and Tuchband dropped an 8-2 decision to Broughton and Sarah McGinty in the #3 doubles slot.
Virginia returns to action on Tuesday, March 14 when it travels to Miami, Fla., for a 2:00 p.m. match against 63rd-ranked Florida International. The Cavaliers then play 30th-ranked Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Virginia 5, Harvard 4
1. Amy O'Donnell (UVa) def. Sanaz Ghazal (H), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (1)
2. Sanja Bajin (H) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-2, 6-2
3. Henriette Williams (UVa) def. Andrea Magyera (H), 6-4, 6-2
4. Leslie Cook (UVa) def. Fleur Broughton (H), 6-3, 6-4
5. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Jennie Timoney (H), 6-0, 6-2
6. Lara Naqushbandi (H) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 6-3, 6-3
1. Cook and Schweer (UVa) def. Ghazal and Bajin (H), 8-5
2. Vedica Jain and Magyera (H) def. O'Donnell and Kim (UVa), 8-4
3. Broughton and Sarah McGinty (H) def. Weaver and Tuchband (UVa), 8-2
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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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