Nov. 10, 2012
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - The Virginia women's tennis duo of Li Xi (Kunming, China) and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) became the first Cavalier doubles team to reach the final of a major tournament, advancing to the championship match of the ITA Intercollegiate Indoors Championships on Saturday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Xi and Nauta reached the final with a 7-5, 6-2 semifinal win over Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara of Pepperdine. They will play the top-ranked duo of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria of USC in Sunday's final.
It marks the second time in school history that Virginia has had a finalist at one of the three major individual tournaments. Earlier this fall, Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) became the first Cavalier finalist as she was the singles runner-up at the ITA All-American Championships.
The team of Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) reached the final of the consolation draw with an 8-6 win over Sonya Latycheva and Agustina Sol-Eskenazi of Penn. The play USC's Gabriella DeSimone and Zoe Scandalis in the consolation final on Sunday.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Wraps Up Play At Kitty Harrison Invitational
W. Tennis | 11/6/2016
Virginia closed out play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational on Sunday with a doubles team taking ...
Virginia Continues Play At Kitty Harrison Invitational
W. Tennis | 11/5/2016
The Virginia women's tennis team continued play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational on Saturday,...
Virginia Completes Day One At Kitty Harrison Invitational
W. Tennis | 11/4/2016
The Virginia women's tennis team went undefeated in singles play and faced three different teams ...
Virginia Begins Play At Kitty Harrison Invitational Friday
W. Tennis | 11/3/2016
The Virginia women's tennis team continues its fall season, competing at the Kitty Harrison...
Virginia Successful At Puerto Rico College Challenge
W. Tennis | 10/30/2016
Virginia concluded a successful weekend at the Puerto Rico College Challenge on Sunday, closing...
Virginia Opens Play At Puerto Rico College Challenge
W. Tennis | 10/27/2016
The Virginia women's tennis team continues its fall schedule on Friday, opening play at the...
Mercer Falls In ITA Atlantic Regional Semifinals
W. Tennis | 10/18/2016
Junior Cassie Mercer saw her run at the ITA Atlantic Regional come to an end on Tuesday with a...
Mercer Advances To ITA Atlantic Regional Semifinal
W. Tennis | 10/17/2016
Junior Cassie Mercer rallied on Monday to pick up a three-set win and advance to the semifinals...
- Online Stores