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February 28, 1999

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s tennis team fell to #20 Virginia Commonwealth 6-3 Saturday (Feb. 27) at the Thalhimer Tennis Center in Richmond. The loss was Virginia’s first of the spring season after three victories as they fall to 6-2 overall this season. The Rams improve to 4-1 on the season following their third win in a row.

The Cavaliers gained singles wins from Christie Schweer at #5 and Kelly Weaver at #6. Both players, who won in straight sets, extended their winning streaks to four matches. Schweer gained a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Carmen Beitzer, while Weaver downed Siri Thayaprasat 6-0, 6-0.

Cavalier freshman Amy O’Donnell had her three-match winning streak snapped after she lost to Yana Sokolenko 6-2, 6-2 at #3.

The Rams clinched the match as Yana Sokolenko defeated Leslie Cook at #4. Cook won the first set 6-2, but Sokolenko battled back to take the last two 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles, O’Donnell and Weaver were the lone winners. They defeated Beitzer and Thayaprasat 8-1 at #3.

The Cavaliers return to action on March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Florida International in Miami, Fla.

#20 VCU 6, #39 Virginia 3

Singles1.Lenka Zacharova (VCU) def. Paige Boiko            6-4, 6-22.Andrea Ondrisova (VCU) def. Stacy Gingold         6-1, 7-53.Yana Sokolenko (VCU) def. Amy O'Donnell           6-2, 6-24.Lyudmila Teterina (VCU) def. Leslie Cook     2-6, 6-2, 6-45.Christie Schweer (UVa) def. Carmen Beitzer        6-1, 6-36.Kelly Weaver (UVa) def. Siri Thayaprasat          6-0, 6-0

Doubles 1.Zacharova/Ondrisova (VCU) def. Boiko/Gingold 8-62.Sokolenko/Teterina (VCU) def. Cook/Schweer 8-23.O’Donnell/Weaver (UVa) def. Beitzer/Thayaprasat 8-1

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