Sept. 16, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Virginia women's tennis team had six players advance to the finals of the top three singles brackets at the 2000 Wyndham Garden Wolfpack Invitational Saturday (September 16). The Cavaliers are guaranteed to win the "A", "B", and "C" Flight Singles brackets as Cavaliers occupy all six slots in the finals.
Fourth-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) and second-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) will vie for the "A" Flight Singles title as Schweer advanced to the finals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jennifer Jassawalla of NC State. Williams posted a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Davidson's Forbes Thompson to gain a spot in the finals.
In "B" Flight Singles, fourth-year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) and second-year Jen Tuchband (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) have reached the finals. Cook moved into the finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jackie Leskovar of NC State. Tuchband beat Loni Worsley of NC State 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to reach tomorrow's finals.
Fourth-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and first-year Laura James (Fairfax, Va./Centerville) have earned a trip to the finals of "C" Flight Singles. Weaver advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Paulina Sierpinsky of East Carolina. James moved into the finals with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over NC State's Myrna Bawano.
In "D" Flight Singles, third-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) registered a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Morgan Whitlock of NC State to advance to Sunday's playoff.
In "A" Flight Doubles play, Weaver and James lost to Marshall's Alice Sukner and Sheela Cabiling in the second round by an 8-4 score. Weaver and James will play for fifth place after posting an 8-4 win over Meredith Spears and Emily Kohl of East Carolina. Tuchband and Kim posted a pair of wins and will be playing for ninth place after suffering an opening round loss on Friday. On Saturday, they defeated East Carolina's Hrushida Karnthe and Lyndall Jordan 8-6 and advanced to the ninth place match with an 8-2 victory over Elena Berger and Jennifer Fayad.
The Cavaliers conclude play in the Wolfpack Invitational on Sunday, September 17.
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