March 25, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The # 63 University of Virginia women's tennis team upset #53 Virginia Commonwealth, 5-2, on Sunday (Mar. 25) at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville. Virginia captured the doubles point and won four-of-six singles matches to clinch the victory.
The Cavaliers won by default at No. 3 doubles due to VCU injuries to its No. 5 and 6 players. UVa also won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles by default. That meant that Virginia only had to one doubles match and one singles match the seal the win.
Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) and Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) responded by winning their doubles match at No. 1, 8-6. Schweer then went on to defeat Sylvia Urickova, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3 singles to ensure a Virginia victory. Williams also won her singles match, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, over VCU's Raluca Ciulei.
With the win, Virginia improves its overall record to 11-4 and has now dropped only one match to an in state rival (Old Dominion defeated UVa, 4-3, on Feb. 7). The Cavaliers return to action next Saturday (Mar. 31) when they host Clemson at 11:00 a.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville.
Virginia 5, VCU 2 Doubles 1. Schweer/Williams def. Ciulei/Dumitrescu (VCU), 8-6. 2. Carollo/Urickova (VCU) def. O'Donnell/Kim (UVa), 8-0. 3. Tuchband/Weaver (UVa) won by default
1. Anca Dumitrescu (VCU) def. Amy O,Donnell (UVa), 6-3, 6-0.
2. Henriette Williams (UVa) def. Raluca Ciulei (VCU), 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
3. Christie Schweer (UVa) def. Sylvia Urickova (VCU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
4. Yana Carollo (VCU) def. Laura James (UVa), 6-3, 6-3.
5. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) won by default.
6. Kelly Weaver (UVa) won by default.
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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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