No. 54 Women's Tennis Falls To Miami, 7-2

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Christie Schweer and the Cavaliers fell to No. 29 Miami, 7-2, Wednesday.
Christie Schweer and the Cavaliers fell to No. 29 Miami, 7-2, Wednesday.

March 15, 2000

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The 54th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team was defeated by 29th-ranked University of Miami 7-2 in Coral Gables, Fla. on March 15. Virginia first-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) won her singles match and teamed with third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) for the Cavaliers' second win of the match. The 'Hoos drop to 9-3 with the loss, while Miami improves its record to 7-6.

The Canes clinched victory over the Cavaliers by winning five of six singles matches and were also victorious in two of the three doubles matches.

Virginia received it's lone singles victory at the #5 position from Tuchband as she posted 6-4, 6-2 victory over Miami's Igne DeVilliers. Tuchband also recorded a doubles win for the Cavaliers' only other victory in the match. She teamed with Weaver to defeat Miami's Allison Baxter and Laura Scaglione 8-2 at #3 doubles. Weaver was not as fortunate in her #6 singles match as she dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to Eva Jimenez.

Merideth Laughlin defeated UVa second-year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) at #1 singles 6-3, 6-2. Alanna Broderick, Marcy Hora and Scaglione swept the #2, #3 and #4 singles matches over Virginia third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial), first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) and third-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian), respectively. Schweer lost 6-2, 6-4 to Broderick, while Williams suffered a 7-6 (6), 7-5 setback to Hora. Cook fell to Scaglione 6-4, 6-1.

The Cavaliers also lost at #1 and #2 doubles. Hora and Jimenz won at #1 doubles over Virginia's Schweer and Cook 8-3, while Laughlin and Broderick defeated O'Donnell and second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) 8-3 at #2 doubles,

Virginia returns to action on Friday, March 17 when it competes against Dartmouth in Coral Gables, Fla. at 10:00 a.m. The Cavaliers return to Charlottesville March 19, to take on the Seminoles of Florida State at 2:00 p.m. at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center.

Miami 7, Virginia 2

1. Meredith Laughlin (UM) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-3, 6-2
2. Alanna Broderick (UM) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-2, 6-4
3. Marcy Hora (UM) def. Henriette Williams UVa), 7-6(6), 7-5
4. Laura Scaglione (UM) def. Leslie Cook (UVa), 6-4, 6-1
5. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Igne DeVilliers (UM), 6-4, 6-1
6. Eva Jimenez (UM) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 7-5, 6-2

1. Hora and Jimenez (UM) def. Cook and Schweer (UVa), 8-3
2. Broderick and Laughlin (UM) def. O'Donnell and Kim (UVa), 8-3
3. Weaver and Tuchband (UVa) def. Allison Baxter and Scaglione (UM), 8-2