Co-captain Maria Fuccillo and the Cavaliers play three matches in North Carolina this weekend.
March 28, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's tennis team travels to North Carolina for three matches this weekend. The No. 27 Cavaliers battle No. 7 Duke in Durham on Friday, March 29 at 1 p.m. Virginia plays No. 1 North Carolina (1 p.m.) and North Carolina Central (5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, March 30 in Chapel Hill.
Virginia (8-6, 3-0 ACC) has won five consecutive matches, including a pair of 6-1 victories against No. 72 Boston College and No. 55 Virginia Tech last weekend in Charlottesville.
No. 65 Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), who was named ACC Player of the Week on March 19, leads Virginia with a 10-1 dual record. Senior Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) is 8-4 and No. 15 Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) is 7-6, while senior Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) and junior Caryssa Peretz(Cherry Hill, N.J.) have added five wins each.
Nauta and Vierra and Elbaba and Tomljanovic are each 5-2 in doubles. Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) and Li Xi(Kunming, China) are 2-0 after a pair of victories against the Eagles and Hokies last weekend.
Duke's (11-3, 2-0 ACC) lineup boasts five ranked singles players in No. 19 Hanna Mar, No. 52 Ester Goldfeld, No. 94 Marianne Jodoin, No. 99 Mary Clayton and No. 123 Monica Turewicz, though Turewicz is out with an injury. In doubles, Goldfeld is ranked No. 8 with Clayton, No. 28 with Mar and No. 57 with Annie Mulholland.
North Carolina's (16-1, 2-0 ACC) lineup features four ranked players in No. 9 Gina Suarez-Malaguti, No. 25 Whitney Kay, No. 33 Caroline Price and No. 43 Zoe De Bruycker. In doubles, Kay is ranked No. 22 with Ashley Dai and No. 42 with Price.
Live stats are available for the Duke and North Carolina matches online at VirginiaSports.com. Live video for the Duke match is also available at VirginiaSports.com.
Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.Short-Handed Cavaliers' Struggles ContinueWomen's Basketball2/8/16Since losing All-ACC guard Faith Randolph, the Virginia women's basketball team has lost six of eight games. UVA hosts Syracuse on Thursday 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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