April 8, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 49 Virginia women's tennis team won its second consecutive match with a 5-2 victory over Boston College Sunday afternoon at the Boyd Tinsley Courts. The win improves the Cavaliers' record to 10-8 on the season, 4-5 in the ACC, while the Eagles fall to 4-14, 0-9 ACC.
Virginia took the 1-0 lead in the match by winning two of the three doubles contests. Caroline Hammond (Williamsburg, Va.) and Lara Alexander (London, England) topped Lauren Cash and Dasha Cherkasov 8-2 at the No. 1 position. Amanda Rales (Bethesda, Md.) and Lindsey Pereira (Arlington, Texas) clinched the opening point for Virginia with their 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles against Brittany Delaney and Gia Nafarrete.
Boston College drew even, 1-1, as Cherkasov defeated Maggie Yahner (Las Vegas, Nev.) at No. 2 singles. The Cavaliers quickly clinched the dual match with three victories just minutes apart. Rales topped Sarah Svoboda 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. At No. 4, Pereira defeated Alina Sullivan 6-4, 6-1. Hammond clinched the dual match with her 6-1, 6-1 win over Nafarrete at the No. 6 position. Brintney Larson (Orchard park, N.Y.) recorded the final point of the match for Virginia as she defeated Cash 6-1, 6-7, 10-7 at No. 3 singles.
Virginia will close out the regular season with a pair of home matches next weekend. On Saturday, the Cavaliers host Clemson and on Sunday, they host Georgia Tech.
No. 49 Virginia 5, Boston College 2
1. Hammond/Alexander (UVa) def. Cash/Cherkasov (BC) 8-2
2. Sullivan/Krasnopolsky (BC) def. Larson/Stevens (UVa) 9-8 (6)
3. Pereira/Rales (UVa) def. Delaney/Nafarrete (BC) 8-2
1. Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) def. Jennifer Stevens (UVa) 7-5, 6-4
2. Dasha Cherkasov (BC) def. Maggie Yahner (UVa) 6-2, 6-1
3. Brintney Larson (UVa) def. Lauren Cash (BC) 6-1, 6-7 (0), 10-7
4. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) def. Alina Sullivan (BC) 6-4, 6-1
5. Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Sarah Svoboda (BC) 6-3, 6-0
6. Caroline Hammond (UVa) def. Gia Nafarrete (BC) 6-1, 6-1
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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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