Feb. 14, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE - No. 10 Virginia (5-1) returns to action at No. 16 Alabama (4-2) on Saturday, Feb. 15. First serve is set for 1 p.m.
The Cavaliers are 4-1 all-time against the Crimson Tide, including a 4-1 win in consolation action last weekend at the 2014 ITA National Women's Tennis Indoor Team Championships. Virginia also posted a 4-0 win over then-No. 7 Texas A&M, finishing the tournament with a 2-1 record.
Virginia won the doubles point and Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) recorded singles wins in the victory over Alabama on Feb. 9.
Elbaba owns school records in the latest ITA singles (No. 4) and doubles (No. 3) rankings. Elbaba is 17-2 in singles and 20-3 in doubles with freshman Rachel Pierson (Princeton, N.J.).
Pierson is ranked No. 39 in singles, while sophomore Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is No. 53 and Nauta is No. 107.
Alabama's Maya Jensen is ranked No. 59 in the ITA singles rankings and Erin Routliffe is No. 62 and Mary Anne Daines is No. 76. Jensen and Routliffe are ranked No. 20 in doubles and Emily Zabor and Luicelena Perez are No. 36. Danielle Spielmann and Routliffe are ranked No. 45.
Live stats for Virginia-Alabama match can be found at VirginiaSports.com. The Cavaliers host top-ranked Duke on Friday, Feb. 21.
Prime Opportunity Eludes CavaliersWomen's Basketball2/18/18Virginia, which lost Sunday to ACC rival Miami at John Paul Jones Arena, has two regular-season games remaining, both on the road.Jackson Comfortable in Leading RoleWomen's Lacrosse2/16/18As a sophomore last season, Maggie Jackson led the Cavaliers in points, ground balls and draw controls and tied for the lead in assists.Eikhoff Eager to Assume Larger RoleBaseball2/15/18No. 15 Virginia, which opens the season Friday against No. 22 Central Florida, is counting on production from junior infield Nate Eikhoff.
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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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