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Cavaliers Split Season Opening Doubleheader

CHARLOTTESVILLE The Virginia women’s tennis team opened its 2008 dual match schedule by splitting a doubleheader at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers defeated Richmond 6-1 in the nightcap after falling to Marshall 6-1 in the opener.

In the season opener, the Cavaliers were defeated by a strong Thundering Herd squad. Marshall took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Maggie Yahner (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Amanda Rales (Bethesda, Md.) scored an 8-4 win over Thaddea Lock and Isabell Raich at No. 2 doubles, but Marshall’s wins at No. 1 and No. 3 gave the Herd the opening point. Marshall used the momentum from doubles in singles, taking five of the six matches. Rales recorded Virginia’s only point, defeating Karolina Soor 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

In the second match of the doubleheader, Virginia recorded its first win of the season, downing Richmond 6-1. The Cavaliers swept the doubles matches, with Yahner and Lindsey Pereira (Arlington, Texas) winning at No. 1 singles, Rales and Jennifer Stevens (Miam, Fla.) winning at No. 2 singles, and Lara Alexander (London, England) and Hampton Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) winning at No. 3 doubles. In singles, the Cavaliers got straight set wins at the top five positions, with Rales, Stevens, Pereira, Yahner, and Alexander positing victories.

The Cavaliers (1-1) continue their season opening homestand on Wednesday as they host No. 15 William & Mary. The match is slated for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast by ACC Select.

No. 65 Marshall 6, No. 39 Virginia 1

1. #15 Schmitt/Soor (Mar) def. Alexander/Pereira (UVa) 8-3
2. Yahner/Rales (UVa) def. Lock/Raich (Mar) 8-4
3. Keener/Kashelkina (Mar) def. Stevens/Williams (UVa) 8-5

1. #19 Kellie Schmitt (Mar) def. Jennifer Stevens (UVa) 6-0, 6-1
2. Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Karolina Soor (Mar) 6-3, 6-0
3. Isabell Raich (Mar) def. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) 6-2, 4-6, 12-10
4. Jeanne Schwartz (Mar) def. Maggie Yahner (UVa) 7-5, 6-4
5. Thaddea Lock (Mar) def. Lara Alexander (UVa) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
6. Yulia Kashelkina (Mar) def. Hampton Williams (UVa) 6-3, 6-0

Order of Finish: Doubles-3,2,1 Singles-1,2,6,4,3,5

No. 39 Virginia 6, Richmond 1

1. Yahner/Pereira (UVa) def. Duran/Vosters (UR) 8-3
2. Rales/Stevens (UVa) def. Clark/Schneider (UR) 8-0
3. Alexander/Williams (UVa) def. Tidwell/Arana (UR) 8-4

1. Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Pamela Duran (UR) 6-4, 6-2
2. Jennifer Stevens (UVa) def. Ashlee Vosters (UR) 6-1, 6-3
3. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) def. Kelly Tidwell (UR) 6-1, 6-1
4. Maggie Yahner (UVa) def. Erin Clark (UR) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lara Alexander (UVa) def. Xenia Schneider (UR) 6-3, 6-1
6. Isabel Arana (UR) def. Hampton Williams (UVa) 6-0, 4-6, 10-7

Order of Finish: Doubles-2,3,1 Singles- 3,2,5,1,4,6




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