March 17, 1999
BOCA RATON, Fla.- Off to their best start in over a decade, the University of Virginia women's tennis team continued its successful spring break trip with a 9-0 shutout of Florida Atlantic Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla. The win improved the Cavaliers' record to 8-2, their best mark after 10 matches since going 8-2 in 1987-88. Florida Atlantic falls to 3-11 on the year.
The Cavaliers had very little difficulty downing the homestanding Owls, winning all but one set. Senior co-captain Stacy Gingold was extended to three sets before defeating Gaelle Adda 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 to end a three-match losing streak.
Freshman Amy O'Donnell held on as the team's leading winner with her 21st win of the year. She took Carolina Gallo in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Christie Schweer gained her 20th win of the season wtih a 6-1, 6-2 win over Michelle Tulman.
Virginia completed the shutout by sweeping the doubles.
The Cavaliers open their ACC schedule Saturday at Florida State at 9:30 a.m.
Virginia 9, Florida Atlantic 0
1-Paige Boiko (V) def. Valerie Mazza default 2-Stacy Gingold (V) def. Gaelle Adda 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 3-Amy O'Donnell (V) def. Carolina Gallo 6-0, 6-1 4-Leslie Cook (V) def. Rita Baillie 6-4, 6-0 5-Christie Schweer (V) def. Michelle Tulman 6-1, 6-2 6-Kelly Weaver (V) def. Paula Forwood 6-2, 6-0Doubles
1-Boiko/Gingold (V) def. Gallo/Forwood 8-3 2-Cook/Schweer (V) def. Mazza/Tulman default 3-O'Donnell/Weaver (V) def. Baille/Adda 8-3
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