Julia Elbaba won at No. 2 singles.
March 15, 2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Virginia women's tennis team defeated Michigan State, 4-0, at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Friday night at Lagoon Park.
Virginia earned the doubles point and received singles victories from freshman Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), junior Li Xi (Kunming, China) and senior Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) to improve to 4-6. Michigan State falls to 10-4.
Senior Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and freshman Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) defeated Marina Bohrer and Catherine Parenteau 8-0 at No. 1 doubles. Elbaba and Xi clinched the point for the second consecutive match by defeating Emily Meyers and Julianne Gruber 8-2 at No. 3.
Elbaba beat Parenteau 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Xi defeated Olga Chernova 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Fuccillo ended the match with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Michaela Silesova at No. 6.
Virginia plays No. 34 Yale in the semifinals of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Saturday, March 16. First serve is set for 12 p.m. ET.
Virginia 4, Michigan State 0
Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
Friday, March 15, 2013
1. Erin Vierra/Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Marina Bohrer/Catherine Parenteau (MSU) 8-0
2. Hana Tomljanovic/Maria Fuccillo (UVA) vs. Nicole Herzog/Michaela Silesova (MSU) 6-5, DNF
3. Julia Elbaba/Li Xi (UVA) def. Emily Meyers/Julianne Gruber (MSU) 8-2
Order of Finish: 1,3
1. No. 71 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) vs. Marina Bohrer (MSU) 6-1, 3-2, DNF
2. No. 13 Julia Elbaba (UVA) def. Catherine Parenteau (MSU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Li Xi (UVA) def. Olga Chrernova (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Erin Vierra (UVA) vs. Emily Meyers (MSU) 6-3, 5-2, DNF
5. Caryssa Peretz (UVA) vs. Nicole Herzog (MSU) 6-2, 1-1, DNF
6. Maria Fuccillo (UVA) def. Michaela Silesova (MSU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 2,3,6
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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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