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 Christina Oldock.
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
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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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