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Virginia Women's Tennis Tops UNC, 6-3

April 9, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The 60th-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team upset 37th-ranked North Carolina 6-3 Sunday afternoon, April 9 at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville. The victory marked the 200th career coaching win for UVa head coach Phil Rogers. The Cavaliers improve to 12-8 overall and 2-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the victory. North Carolina drops to 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the ACC.

Rogers, in his 18th season as Virginia's head coach, has a career record of 200-174. He has been UVa's head coach in 200 of the tennis program's 296 victories.

The Cavaliers clinched the team victory by winning five of six singles matches. UVa then won one of the three doubles matches to make the final score 6-3.

The 'Hoos jumped out to a 2-0 lead with wins at #1 and #2 singles. At #1, second-year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over UNC's Jessica Zaganczyk. Virginia third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) quickly followed with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Caroline Hill at #2. The Tar Heel's Kendrick Bunn then won the #4 singles match 0-6, 6-2, 6-0 over UVa third-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) to make the score 2-1. First-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) defeated Kate Pinchbeck at #5 singles 6-4, 6-3 to give the Cavaliers a 3-1 advantage. In the #3 singles slot, UVa first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) outlasted Courtney Zalinski 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to bring Virginia within one point of the team victory. Third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) clinched the victory by registering a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Kristen Koenig at #6 singles.

In doubles play, O'Donnell and second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) beat Bunn and Pinchbeck 8-5 at #2 for the Cavaliers' sixth team point. At #1, Cook and Schweer lost to Marlene Mejia and Erin Niebling 8-6, while Tuchband and Williams dropped an 8-2 decision to Zaganczyk and Zalinski.

UVa returns to action on Saturday, April 15 when it competes against N.C. State at 11:00 a.m. in Raleigh, N.C.

Virginia 6, North Carolina 3

Singles
1. Amy O'Donnell (UVa) def. Jessica Zaganczyk (UNC), 6-2, 6-2
2. Christie Schweer (UVa) def. Caroline Hill (UNC), 6-4, 6-4
3. Henriette Williams (UVa) def. Courtney Zalinski (UNC), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Kendrick Bunn (UNC) def. Leslie Cook (UVa), 0-6, 6-2, 6-0
5. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Kate Pinchbeck (UNC), 6-4, 6-3
6. Kelly Weaver (UVa) def. Kristen Koenig (UNC), 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3

Doubles
1. Marlene Mejia and Erin Niebling (UNC) def. Cook and Schweer (UVa), 8-6
2. O'Donnell and Christine Kim (UVa) def. Bunn and Pinchbeck (UNC), 8-5
3. Zaganczyk and Zalinski (UNC) def. Tuchband and Williams (UVa), 8-2


 

 

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