Sept. 19, 1999
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia women's tennis players won three of four singles flights and one of the two doubles flights at the season-opening Wolfpack Invitational at the NC State Tennis Complex today. In the two flights (one singles and one doubles) that Virginia did not win, it had players reach the finals. The three-day tournament started on Friday and included players from N.C. State, Applachian State, Davidson, Georgia State, and UNC-Greensboro.
UVa second year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah), first year Henriette Williams (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) and second year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton), won the Flight A, B and D Singles titles, respectively. Third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and first year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) teamed to win Flight B Doubles for the Cavaliers.
O'Donnell won the Flight A Singles title by defeating Marissa Gildemeister of N.C. State 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the finals Sunday afternoon. The Flight B Singles final was an all-Virginia affair as Williams defeated third year player Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5.
In Flight D Singles, Kim beat Katrina Gildemeister of N.C. State 6-2, 6-3 for the title. Second year Jana Liskovcova (South Easton, Mass./Mansfield) finished in sixth place in Flight D after falling to Georgia State's Karine Etienne 6-1, 6-1.
Tuchband lost to N.C. State's Kristen Nicholls in the Flight C Singles final 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Weaver captured fifth place in Flight C by handing a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 setback to Myrna Bawono of N.C. State.
In doubles competition, Weaver and Tuchband earned the Flight B Doubles title with an 8-5 victory over N.C. State's Bawono and Francie Barragan. UVa's Williams and Liskovcova won the third-place match over the Georgia State duo of Ramsey Roberts and Etienne.
The Virginia tandems of Cook and Schweer, and Kim and O'Donnell took second and fourth place, respectively, in Flight A Doubles. Cook and third year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) lost to N.C. State's Marissa and Katrina Gildemeister 8-2 in the finals. Kim and O'Donnell fell to UNC-Greensboro's Jenny Gonzalez and Audrey Legay 8-6 in the third place Flight A Doubles match.
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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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