Cook & Schweer Fall in Eastern Regional Semifinals
WILLIAMSBURG, VA--The University of Virginia women's tennis doubles tandem of Leslie Cook and Christie Schweer fell this afternoon in the semifinals of the Rolex Eastern Regional Women's Tennis Championship at the McCormack-Nagelson Tennis Center on the campus of the College of William & Mary.
The two Cavalier freshmen lost to the fifth-seeded team of Lesia Bilak and Bridgett Merrick of Richmond 6-4, 6-2. The Richmond squad upset the top-seeded team of Lauren Niklaus and Michelle O of William & Mary 7-6(5), 6-2 to win the regional championship. They earned an automatic bid to the national indoor tournament in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 5-8.
Joining them will be singles finalists Martina Nedelkova of Virginia Commonwealth and Harvard's Ivy Wang. Nedelkova upset the 49th-ranked Wang 6-0, 6-3 for the singles championship.
Four Cavaliers competed in the singles draw. Paige Boiko and Stacy Gingold advanced to the round of 16 before falling. Cook and Schweer both lost their opening matches.
Williams Eager to Build on Legacy of SuccessGeneral Release10/23/17Carla Williams was introduced Monday as director of athletics Craig Littlepage's successor at UVA. Littlepage is retiring after 16 years as AD.Williams Excited About Opportunity at UVAGeneral Release10/22/17The next athletics director at UVA will be Carla Williams, who's been a student--athlete, coach and an administrator at the University of Georgia.'Hoos Take Step Back in One-Sided LossFootball10/21/17For Virginia, which lost 41-10 to visiting Boston College on Saturday, the next opportunity to become bowl-eligible comes next weekend at Pitt.
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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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