Jan. 31, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 12 Virginia women's tennis team opens its 2012 dual match season at No. 47 VCU on Friday, Feb. 1. First serve at Thalhimer Tennis Center in Richmond is set for 3 p.m.
Virginia holds a 10-9 all-time series advantage over the Rams (5-1) and returns four starters from last year's team that tied a school-record with 20 wins and advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the second consecutive season.
Virginia freshman Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) is ranked No. 4 in the first ITA singles rankings of 2013, while freshman Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) is ranked No. 43 and Li Xi (Kunming, China) is ranked No. 44.
The Cavaliers are the lone team to have a pair of doubles tandems ranked in the top 10. Senior Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and freshman Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) are ranked No. 5, while junior Xi and Nauta are ranked No. 10.
Virginia hosts the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at Boar's Head Sports Club on Feb. 8-11.
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.Home-Court Advantage Proves Pivotal AgainMen's Basketball12/1/16No. 6 Virginia, which hosts No. 25 West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, has won 24 straight games at John Paul Jones Arena.Diakite Growing Into Larger RoleMen's Basketball11/29/16Redshirt freshman Mamadi Diakite is averaging 7.2 points and a team-high 2.6 blocks for No. 6 Virginia, which hosts Ohio State at JPJ on Wednesday night.
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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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