Oct. 8, 1999
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Virginia women's tennis team had
three players win two matches on Friday at advance to the semifinals of the
1999 Brown Invitational. UVa second year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah,
N.J./Mahwah), first year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) and
third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) each won two matches in
Flights A, B and C, respectively, to advance to Saturday's semifinals.
In Flight A, O'Donnell, the fourth seed, defeated Heather Young of Brown
4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round and then posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over
Dartmouth's Alison Taff in the quarterfinals. Also in Flight A, third year
Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) lost to Boston University's
Selin Nassi in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Schweer went on to beat Seton
Hall's Laura McCracken 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the consolation
Tuchband lost her first set to Sarita Yardi of Dartmouth 1-6, but came back
to win the next two sets, 7-5, 6-2, to advance to the quarterfinals of
Flight B. Tuchband defeated Harvard's Fleur Broughton 6-2, 6-0 to move
into the quarterfinals. Third year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake
Worth Christian), the number one seed in Flight B, opened the tournament
with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Rebecca Rhee of Brown, but stumbled in the
quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) loss to Carrie Rose of Boston University.
Weaver advanced to the semifinals of Flight C with a pair of straight-set
victories. Weaver began the day with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Elizabeth Dugan
of Seton Hall and then defeated Dartmouth's Carolyn Roth 6-3, 6-4 to move
into the semis. Also in Flight C, second year Jana Liskovcova (South
Easton, Mass./Mansfield) won her first round match over Boston College's
Kim Arbuckle, 6-3, 6-2. Liskovcova fell to Olivia Garcia-McKean of Harvard
in the quarterfinals 6-3, 7-6 (1). She will begin play in the consolation
bracket on Saturday.
Two Virginia doubles teams also recorded first round victories on Friday.
Cook and Schweer, the second seed in Flight A, received a victory when
Boston University's Selin Nassi and Christine Cerretani defaulted. In
Flight B Doubles competition, Tuchband and Weaver teamed to defeat Brown's
Irene Adsuar and Jeanine Baillie 8-4.
The 1999 Brown Invitational resumes tomorrow and concludes on Sunday.