Oct. 9, 1999
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Virginia women's tennis team had one
singles player and two doubles teams advance to the finals of the 1999
Brown Invitational on Saturday in Providence. Third year Kelly Weaver
(Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) advanced to Sunday's Flight C Singles final,
while the Flight A doubles team of third years Christie Schweer (Houston,
Texas/Memorial) and Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian),
and the Flight C doubles tandem of second years Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah,
N.J./Mahwah) and Jana Liskovcova (South Easton, Mass./Mansfield) also
earned appearances in Sunday's finals.
Weaver advanced to the finals of Flight C Singles by defeating Harvard's
Aarti Jerath 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4. Weaver will meet Carly Bashleben of
Dartmouth in Sunday's final. Liskovcova will vie for the Flight C
consolation title after earning quarterfinal and semifinal victories on
Saturday. She advanced to the semifinals with a default win over Anisha
Fernando of Boston College. In the semis, Liskovcova beat Boston
University's Alana Marcu 6-0, 6-1.
In Flight A Singles competition, O'Donnell lost her semifinal match to
Boston College's Cynthia Tow 6-4, 6-1. Schweer advanced to the finals of
the Flight A consolation bracket with a pair of wins. Early Saturday,
Schweer posted a three-set, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Dartmouth's Allison
Taff in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Schweer notched a 6-2, 7-6 (3)
win over Pille Arike of Seton Hall to advance to Sunday's final where she
will play Selin Nassi of Boston University.
UVa first year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) dropped a
hard-fought semifinal match in Flight B Singles. Tuchband lost to Kiren
Fernando of Boston College 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (5). In the consolation
bracket of Flight B, Cook lost to Boston College's Mercedes del Valle 7-5,
6-3 in the semifinals. Cook advanced to the semis with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4)
quarterfinal win over Jennifer Mitchell of Loyola Marymount.
In doubles competition, Schweer and Cook gained a berth in the finals of
Flight A by defeating the Seton Hall duo of Kyli Lasalle and Laura
McCracken 9-7 in the semis. In Flight C, O'Donnell and Liskovcova reached
the finals by handing a 9-7 setback to Dartmouth's Courtney Smalley and
Carly Bashleben. In Flight B doubles play, Tuchband and Weaver will play
for the consolation championship after defeating Loyola Marymount's Penka
Fileva and Holli Freudenberg 9-8 (3) in the semifinals.
The 1999 Brown Invitational concludes Sunday.