CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The University of Virginia women's tennis fell to #11 Wake Forest 5-4 this afternoon at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center. The loss drops Virginia to 10-7 (1-3 in the ACC).
The #34 ranked Cavaliers held a solid 4-2 lead after playing singles. Paige Boiko defeated Mariel Verban at #1, Stacy Gingold beat Nicola Kaiwai in straight sets at #2, first-year Leslie Cook won at #3 after upsetting Annemarie Milton, and first-year Christie Schweer defeated Terri Hiete at #5.
#11 Wake Forest, however, retaliated to capture all three doubles points and win the match in a clutch 5-4 victory.
Virginia returns to action tomorrow against N.C. State at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center, 2 PM.
#11 Wake Forest 5, #34 Virginia 4
Singles 1--Paige Boiko (V) def. Mariel Verban 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 2--Stacy Gingold (V) def. Nicola Kaiwai 6-1, 6-3 3--Lule Aydin (WF) def. Emily Hill 6-2, 6-1 4--Leslie Cook (V) def. Annemarie Milton 6-4, 6-1 5--Christie Schweer (V) def. Terri Hiete 7-5, 7-5 6--Jackie Houston (WF) def. Kelly Weaver 6-2, 6-4
Doubles 1--Kaiwai/Dorothee Kurz (WF) def. Gingold/Hill 9-8 (4) 2--Aydin/Verban (WF) def. Boiko/White 8-4 3--Milton/Caroline Ullring (WF) def. Cook Schweer 8-6
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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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