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UVa Women's Tennis Drops ACC Match to #13 North Carolina, 6-1

April 7, 2001

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The # 73 University of Virginia women's tennis lost an Atlantic Coast Conference match, 6-1, to #13 North Carolina on Saturday (April 7) in Chapel Hill, N.C. Virginia falls to 13-6 overall on the season and is now 2-2 in the ACC.

North Carolina (11-5, 2-2) won the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches. The Tar Heels then proceeded to win five of six singles matches to seal the 6-1 victory. Laura James (Fairfax, Va./Centerville) was the only Virginia player to win her singles match. She defeated Kendrick Bunn, 7-6, 2-1, Ret

The Cavaliers take a short trip to Durham, N.C. tomorrow to face #2 Duke in another ACC matchup. UVa is 3-34 all time against the Blue Devils. Match time tomorrow is set for noon.

North Carolina 6, Virginia 1
Doubles
1. Bunn/Pinchbeck (UNC) def. Schweer/Williams (UVa), 8-4.
2. Mejia/Rotundi (UNC) def. O'Donnell/Kim (UVa), 8-4.
3. Neibling/Zalinski (UNC) def. Tuchband/Weaver (UVa), 9-7.

Singles
1. Marlene Mejia (UNC) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 7-5, 6-2.
2. Julie Rotundi (UNC) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-2, 6-0.
3. Kate Pinchbeck (UNC) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
4. Kristin Koenig (UNC) def. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa), 6-3, 6-3.
5. Laura James (UVa) def. Kendrick Bunn (UNC), 7-6, 2-1, Ret.
6. Lee Bairos (UNC) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 6-3, 6-3.

 

 

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