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UVa Women's Tennis Falls To Duke

April 8, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The 60th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team fell 5-1 to the 13th-ranked Blue Devils of Duke on Saturday, April 8, at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville. With the loss, the Cavaliers' record falls to 11-8 overall and 1-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Duke improves its record to 15-5 overall and 4-1 in the ACC.

The Cavaliers' lone victory came in singles action. Doubles play began but was suspended due to rain.

The 'Hoos lost five of six singles matches to Duke. In the third singles slot, UVa first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) comfortably defeated Hillary Adams 7-5, 6-1. At #1 singles, second-year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) fell 6-3, 6-1 to 21st-ranked Megan Miller. Virginia third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) lost 6-3, 6-1 to 30th-ranked Kathy Sell at #2. Duke's Prim Siripipat defeated third-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-1 at #4. First-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) lost her singles match at #5 in three sets, 6-1, 6-7 (8), 6-1 to Brooke Siebel. Third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) defaulted at #6 singles with a leg injury to Ioana Plesu, who was leading 5-2 in the first set.

Virginia returns to action Sunday, April 9 when it competes against 37th-ranked North Carolina at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. Play is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Duke 5, Virginia 1

1. No. 21 Megan Miller (D) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-3, 6-1
2. No. 30 Kathy Sell (D) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-2, 6-1
3. Henriette Williams (UVa) def. Hillary Adams (D), 7-5, 6-1
4. Prim Siripipat (D) def. Leslie Cook (UVa), 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-1
5. Brooke Siebel (D) def. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa), 6-1, 6-7 (8), 6-1
6. Ioana Plesu (D) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 5-2 - default

1. Cook and Schweer (UVa) vs. Adams and Miller (D), suspended
2. O'Donnell and Christine Kim (UVa) vs. Sell and Siebel (D), suspended
3. Williams and Tuchband (UVa) vs. Plesu and Siripipat (D), suspended




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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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