Nov. 1, 2017
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Sophomore Rosie Johanson and junior Meghan Kelley picked up victories on Wednesday as the two members of the Virginia women’s tennis team advanced at the ITA National Fall Championships. The event is being hosted at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) won her singles match to advance to Thursday’s round of 32, while she and teammate Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) closed the day’s action with a doubles win to advance to Thursday’s Round of 16.
In first-round action, Johanson picked up a straight-set win, defeating Camile Gbaguidi of SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) 6-3, 6-2. She will now face second-seeded Ashley Lahey of Pepperdine. Lahey advanced after picking up a three-set win on Wednesday.
In doubles action, Johanson and Kelley, who are seeded fifth, defeated the Denver duo of Hada Chang and Julia O’Loughlin by a score of 6-2, 6-3. They will now face the Arkansas duo of Leolia Jeanjean and Giulia Pairone on Thursday.
The 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which serves as the concluding event to the fall portion of the college tennis schedule, is the only intercollegiate event to feature competitors from all five divisions competing for a national championship.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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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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