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UVa Women's Tennis Falls to Second-Ranked Duke, 5-2

April 8, 2001

DURHAM, N.C. - The # 73 University of Virginia women's tennis stood tough against #2 Duke, but the Blue Devils' depth was too much for the Cavaliers to overcome as Duke defeated Virginia, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon (April 8) in an Atlantic Coast Conference match in Durham, N.C. With the loss, UVa falls to 13-7 overall on the season and 2-3 in the ACC. Duke is now 18-1 overall, 5-0 in ACC matches.

The Blue Devils won two of three doubles matches to capture the lone doubles point. UVa's Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) and Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) managed a win at No. 3 doubles. They defeated Katie Granson and Hillary Adams, 9-8.

Tuchband experienced more success in singles. Tuchband, who is unranked, defeated 16th-ranked Kathy Sell, 6-5, 7-5. UVa's Laura James (Fairfax, Va./Centerville) won her second match of the weekend (she was responsible for Virginia's lone point against North Carolina in a 6-1 loss on Saturday). She defeated Hilary Adams of Duke, 6-0, 2-3, ret.

Virginia returns to action Saturday, April 14, when the Cavaliers take on Wake Forest at 10:30 a.m. at Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville.

Duke 5, Virginia 2
1. Johnson/Miller (Duke) def. Schweer/Williams (UVa), 8-5.
2. Sell/Cargill (Duke) def. O'Donnell/Kim (UVa), 8-0.
3. Tuchband/Weaver (UVa) def. Granson/Adams (Duke), 9-8.

1. Ansley Cargill (Duke) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-0, 6-2.
2. Megan miller (Duke) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 6-1, 6-4.
3. Amanda Johnson (Duke) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-1, 6-2.
4. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Kathy Sell (Duke), 6-5, 7-5.
5. Laura James (UVa) def. Hillary Adams (Duke), 6-0, 2-3, ret.
6. Prim Siripipat (Duke) def. Kelly Weaver (UVa), 6-4, 6-2.




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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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