Sept. 19, 1999
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Virginia women's tennis team had five players advance
to finals in the season-opening Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday. The
Cavaliers are guaranteed at least one singles champion as third year Leslie
Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) and first year Henriette
Williams (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) will square off for the Flight B Singles
title. The Wolfpack Invitational concludes on Sunday, September 19.
Second year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) advanced to the finals of
Flight A Singles with a 7-6 (2), 6-1 win over NC State's Francie Barragan
in the semifinals. O'Donnell will play Marissa Gildemeister of N.C. State
in the finals Sunday afternoon.
In Flight B Singles play, Cook advanced to the finals by defeating Brie
Glover of N.C. State 6-3, 6-3. Cook advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0,
6-4 victory over Mojca Paulinic of Georgia State on Friday. Williams moved
to the finals by beating N.C. State's Loni Worsley 6-2, 6-2.
First year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) defeated Mable
Abraham of Georgia State 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the finals where she will
play N.C. State's Kristen Nicholls. Third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston,
N.Y./Kingston) will play for fifth place in Flight D after defeating
Kathryn Brown of Appalachian State 6-0, 6-1.
In Flight D Singles, second year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton)
beat Landis Strader of N.C. State 6-0, 6-0 to move to the finals. Second
year Jana Liskovcova (South Easton, Mass./Mansfield) will play for fifth
place in Flight D Singles after defeating UNC-Greensboro's Kelly Edwards
All four of Virginia's doubles teams advanced to the semifinals with
victories on Saturday. In Flight A Doubles, Cook and third year Christie
Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) advanced with an 8-3 win over Jansen and
Kriskapa of Georgia State. Kim and O'Donnell used an 8-3 victory over
UNC-Greensboro's Quinn and Weber to move to the semis. In Flight B
competition, the tandem of Weaver and Tuchband used an 8-0 triumph over
Cantrell and Rigel of Davidson to advance to the semifinals. In the lower
half of the bracket, Williams and Liskovcova moved to the semifinals with
an 8-0 victory over Appalachian State's Brown and Church.