April 2, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. - The 55th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team
lost to 35th-ranked Clemson 5-4 on Sunday, April 2, in Clemson, S.C. The
match began at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, but had to be moved to the
Clemson Indoor Tennis Center because of rain. With the loss, the Cavaliers
fall to 10-7 overall and 0-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Clemson
improves to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the ACC.
With the match tied at 3-3 after singles play, the 35th-ranked
Tigers won two of three doubles matches to secure the 5-4 victory.
In singles play, the 'Hoos earned wins at the #1, #2 and #5 singles
slots. At #1 singles, second-year Amy O'Donnell's (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah)
opponent Carmina Giraldo retired with O'Donnell leading 3-0 in the first
set. Virginia third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) was
leading 6-2, 4-1 when her opponent Cath Galvin retired. The Cavaliers'
third singles win came at #5 as first-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn,
N.J./Millburn) posted a 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 come-from-behind victory over
At #3 singles, UVa first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh,
N.C./Broughton) lost 6-3, 6-1 to Renata Brito. UVa lost three-set matches
at #4 and #6 singles. Third-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake
Worth Christian) lost to Clemson's Laurence Jayet 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, while,
third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) fell to the Tigers' Anna
Savitskaya 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
In doubles play, UVa was only able to win the #2 match. O'Donnell and
second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) teamed to defeat
Savitskaya and Oldock 8-5. At #1 doubles, Cook and Schweer lost to Brito
and Jayet 8-3, while Tuchband and Weaver dropped an 8-6 decision to Ana
Stiglic and Cynthia Clausen.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday, April 8, when it hosts 11th-ranked
Duke at 11:00 a.m. at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center.
Clemson 5, Virginia 4
1. Amy O'Donnell (UVa) def. Carmina Giraldo, (C), 3-0, retired
2. Christie Schweer (UVa) def. Cath Galvin (C), 6-2, 4-1, retired
3. Renata Brito (C) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 6-3, 6-1
4. Laurence Jayet (C) def. Leslie Cook (UVa), 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
5. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Christina Oldock (C), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
6. Anna Savitskaya (C) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
1. Brito and Jayet (C) def. Cook and Schweer (UVa), 8-3
2. O'Donnell and Kim (UVa) def. Savitskaya and Oldock (C), 8-5
3. Ana Stiglic and Cynthia Clausen (C) def. Weaver and Tuchband (UVa), 8-6