PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Two members of the Virginia women's tennis team opened play Friday at the National College Tennis Classic. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Li Xi (Kunming, China) both advanced to the quarterfinals of singles during the first round of play.
Fraser, the tournament's top seed had a first round bye before topping Julia Wiegand of Texas 6-0, 6-1 in the second round. Xi defeated Cierra Gaytan-Leach of Texas in the first round, 6-0, 6-4 and Gabi DeSimone of USC 6-4, 6-3 in the second round.
Fraser and Xi are the top seeds in doubles and will begin play in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
The event features players from Virginia, Fresno State, Texas, Baylor, UC Irvine, USC and Stanford.
Weber Hitting Right Notes on DiamondBaseball3/23/17Sophomore Andy Weber starts at second base for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts ACC rival Duke this weekend at Davenport Field.Successful Season Ends on Excruciating NoteMen's Basketball3/19/17Virginia's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament ended with a 65-39 second-round loss to Florida in Orlando, Fla.'Hoos Hoping For Another Boost From ThompsonMen's Basketball3/18/17In his first start since Dec. 31, Darius Thompson played a team-high 34 minutes Thursday in Virginia's win over UNCW in the NCAA tournament's first round.
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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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