April 21, 2000
NORCROSS, Ga. -- The 53rd-ranked University of Virginia women's tennis team lost to 26th-ranked Clemson 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship Friday morning, April 21 at the Racquet Club of the South. With the loss, the Cavaliers have been eliminated from the ACC tournament and now stand at 13-10 on the season. The Tigers, 15-5, advance to play the winner of the #7 Maryland/#2 Duke match in the semifinals on Saturday, April 22.
Clemson, which won the regular season match 5-4 on April 2 in Clemson, S.C., took a 4-2 lead after the six singles matches. The Tigers clinched the victory by winning two of three doubles matches to make the final score 6-3.
In singles play, the 'Hoos received wins from their two ACC singles flight champions, first-year Jen Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) and third-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston). Tuchband won her #5 singles match 7-6 (2), 6-4 over Clemson's Christina Oldock. It marked Tuchband's second win of the season over Oldock. The Cavaliers' other singles win came from Weaver at the #6 slot. Weaver posted a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Anna Savitskaya to avenge a three-set regular season loss.
At #1 singles, second-year and No. 99 Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) lost to No. 24 Carmina Giraldo 6-1, 6-2. Virginia third-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) fell to Cath Galvin 6-3, 6-3 at #2. At #3 singles, UVa first-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) lost in three sets to Renata Brito, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3. The fourth UVa singles loss came at #4, as third-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) was defeated by Laurence Jayet 7-6 (2), 6-4.
In doubles play, UVa was only able to win the #2 match as they also did in the regular season. O'Donnell and second-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) teamed to defeat Giraldo and Galvin 8-6. At #1 doubles, No. 40 Cook and Schweer lost to Brito and Jayet 8-2, while Tuchband and Weaver dropped an 8-6 decision to Savitskaya and Cynthia Clausen.
Clemson 6, Virginia 3
1. No. 24 Carmina Giraldo (C) def. No. 99 Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-1, 6-2
2. Cath Galvin (C) def. No. 40 Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-3, 6-3
3. Renata Brito (C) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3
4. Laurence Jayet (C) def. Leslie Cook (UVa), 7-5, 6-3
5. Jen Tuchband (UVa) def. Christina Oldock (C), 7-6 (2), 6-4
6. Kelly Weaver (UVa) def. Anna Savitskaya (C), 6-0, 6-3
1. Brito and Jayet (C) def. No. 40 Cook and Schweer (UVa), 8-2
2. O'Donnell and Christine Kim (UVa) def. Giraldo and Galvin (C), 8-6
3. Savitskaya and Cynthia Clausen (C) def. Weaver and Tuchband (UVa), 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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