NORFOLK, Va. -- Play began Thursday at the ITA Atlantic Regional at Old Dominion University, with Virginia having a one singles player and one doubles team advance. First-year Rashmi Teltumbde won a pair of qualifying matches to reach the singles main draw, while the team of Caryssa Peretz and Marjorie Baker won their first round doubles match.
Teltumbde advanced to the main draw with a pair of straight set qualifying wins on Thursday. She topped Petra Dajevic of Radford 6-3, 6-3 amd Emily Lauten of Virginia Tech 6-4, 6-4. She joins seven other Cavaliers in the main draw, which begins Friday.
The first round of doubles was also Thursday and the team of Baker and Peretz posted an 8-2 win over Maria Prishlyak and Carmen Sandor of Penn State. They join three seeded Cavalier teams in the second round who received first round byes.
The tournament runs through Monday in Norfolk.
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.Selflessness Fuels Cavaliers' Latest TriumphMen's Basketball2/6/16Ninth-ranked Virginia totaled 17 assists in its 64-50 win over ACC rival Pittsburgh at the sold-out Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.
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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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