CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Duke's women's tennis team lived up to its #2 national rank and defeated Virginia 8-1 this afternoon at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. The loss drops Virginia's record this season to 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. Duke, winners of 95 consecutive matches against ACC schools, improves to 15-3 overall and 4-0 in the ACC.
The Blue Devils swept all six singles matches in straight sets to clinch the victory. Virginia gained its lone win at #3 doubles as freshmen Leslie Cook and Christie Schweer, ranked 32nd nationally, came from behind to defeat Kathy Sell and Brooke Siebel 9-7.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend with a trip to Massachusetts. They play at Harvard on Saturday (April 4) at 9 AM and at Boston College the following day at 10 AM.
Duke 8, Virginia 2
Singles 1--#5 Vanessa Webb (D) def. Paige Boiko 6-1, 6-4 2--#44 Kristin Sanderson (D) def. Stacy Gingold 6-3, 6-2 3--#68 Megan Miller (D) def. Emily Hill 6-1, 6-3 4--#107 Karen Goldstein (D) def. Leslie Cook 7-6, 6-3 5--Kathy Sell (D) def. Christie Schweer 6-2, 6-3 6--Laura Zifer (D) def. Kelly Weaver 6-2, 6-2
Doubles 1--#2 Webb/Goldstein (D) def. Hill/Gingold 8-1 2--#34 Miller/Sanderson (D) def. Boiko/Kendall White 8-1 3--#32 Cook/Schweer (V) def. Sell/Brooke Siebel 9-7
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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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