Hardenbergh suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor in the singles round of 16. In the first set, Secerbegovic broke Hardenbergh's serve in the first game of the match, and later for a second time en route to taking it 6-2. She broke Hardenbergh's serve again in the first game of the second set, but the Cavalier broke back to make the score 2-2. After Hardenbergh held for a 3-2 lead, Secerbegovic won the final four games of the match to close out the victory. Hardenbergh concludes the season with a 42-9 singles record, setting a new school record for wins in a season. By reaching the NCAA round of 16, she becomes the first Cavalier women's tennis All-American.
In doubles, Fraser and Tomljanovic lost 6-4, 6-4 to Chelsey Gullickson and Kate Fuller of Georgia in the round of 16. In the first set, the teams remained even until the Bulldog duo capitalized on a late break and served out the first set. The Georgia team built a 5-1 lead in the second set before the Cavalier duo won three games to close to 5-4. Gullickson was able to serve out the match in the next game to give the Bulldog team the victory.
The Cavaliers made history in 2011 with a school record 20 wins and the program's first trip to the NCAA Team Championship Round of 16. This week, Hardenbergh became the first Virginia women's player to win a NCAA Singles Championship match and become an All-American. Every player on the roster has eligibility remaining for next season.
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
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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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