Sept. 19, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia women's tennis team opens the 2013 fall season at the 21st Annual Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22.
The Cavaliers will compete in singles and doubles against players from Arkansas, Dartmouth, Harvard, Marshall, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, VCU and host William & Mary.
The action will take place at three facilities - the Millie West Tennis Facility, Commons Courts and the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center - and begin each day at 9 a.m. Eight singles flights and four doubles flights are planned for the invite.
Competing in singles for Virginia will be seniors Li Xi (Kunming, China) and Caryssa Peretz (Cherry Hill, N.J.), sophomores Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and freshmen Marie Faure (Toulouse, France) and Rachel Pierson (Princeton, N.J.). Elbaba is No. 9 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, while Nauta is ranked No. 58 and Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is ranked No. 74.
Virginia's doubles tandems will be Xi and Nauta, Collins and Epstein, Pierson and Elbaba and Peretz and Faure. Nauta and Xi are ranked No. 14 in doubles, while Collins and Epstein are ranked No. 55.
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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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