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Women's Tennis Squad Falls To Princeton In Finals Of ECAC Team Championship

Oct. 17, 1999

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The University of Virginia women's tennis team fell to Princeton 5-4 in the finals of the 1999 ECAC Invitational Team Championship on Sunday at the Lenz Tennis Center. The Cavaliers trailed 4-2 after singles play and needed to win all three doubles matches, but fell just short as they were able to only capture the first two matches.

Princeton won the #1, #2 and #3 singles matches. Kavitha Krishnamurthy defeated second year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) 7-5, 6-4 at #1 and Joytsna Vasisht beat third year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 at #2. Amanda Hastings-Phillips was a 6-3, 7-5 winner over first year Henriette Williams (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) at #3. The Cavaliers won the #4 and #5 singles matches as third year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) took a three-set 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 decision at #4. At #5 singles, first year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) defeated Pryia Bhupathi 6-4, 6-4. At #6, third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) won the first set over Kristi Watson 6-2, but lost the next two 7-6 (8) , 6-2 as Princeton took a 4-2 lead into doubles play.

Virginia rebounded to tie the match as 4-4 with doubles wins at #2 and #3. O'Donnell and second year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) teamed to defeat Krishnamurthy and Vasisht 8-4 at #2 doubles. At #3, Weaver and Tuchband scored an 8-5 victory over Bhupathi and Watson to even the match at 4-4. In the deciding #1 doubles match, Princeton's Hastings-Phillips and Gailor Large bested UVa's Schweer and Cook 8-5.

#1 Kavitha Krishnamurthy (P) def. Amy O'Donnell 7-5, 6-4
#2 Jyotsna Vasisht (P) def. Christine Schweer 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
#3 Amanda Hastings-Phillips (P) def. Henriette Williams 6-3, 7-5
#4 Leslie Cook (V) def. Gailor Large 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
#5 Jen Tuchband (V) def. Pryia Bhupathi 6-4, 6-4
#6 Kristi Watson (P) def. Kelly Weaver 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2

#1 Hastings-Phillips/Large (P) def. Schweer/Cook 8-5
#2 O'Donnell/Christine Kim (V) def. Krishnamurthy/Vasisht 8-4
#3 Weaver/Tuchband (V) def. Bhupathi/Watson 8-5




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