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January 9, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – University of Virginia’s men’s and women’sswimming and diving teams split a dual meet with Florida State hereSaturday, winning 134.5-98.5 on the women’s side but falling 147-81 inmen’s competition.

With the win, UVa’s 21st-ranked women’s team improves to 4-0overall and 2-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference action, while the men, No. 17in the nation, fall to 4-2 and 1-1.

This was the first competition for Virginia since Dec. 4-6 at thePrinceton Invitational, in which both teams finished second in a four-teamfield.

Florida State never had a chance against the women, falling behind31-5 after two events. UVa went on to cruise, taking first in seven of thefirst 10 events. The Cavliers also had the best time in each of the finaltwo events, but swam them as exhibition having already wrapped up theoverall victory.

The men’s team kept it close through the first three events,trailing by only four points at 29-25. However, the Seminoles, ranked No.16 coming into the weekend, took first in each of the next five events andhad built a 109-49 lead heading into the final four events. UVa capturedfirst in just three of the 13 events.

Virginia will return to action next weekend, competing Friday atDuke and Saturday at North Carolina State.

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