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April 4, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Proving the third time is the charm, the University ofVirginia women’s tennis team defeated Clemson 6-3 this afternoon at theSheridan Snyder Tennis Center. For the third match in a row, the Cavalierswere within one point of a victory heading into the doubles competition.The two previous matches saw Virginia hold a 4-2 lead at the start ofdoubles, but lost to Richmond and Georgia Tech. Today, however, was adifferent story as Virginia took two of three doubles matches to clinch thevictory.

The win improves the Cavaliers’ record to 10-5 overall and 1-2 in the ACC.Clemson falls to 4-12 this season and 0-5 in the ACC. The win is Virginia’ssecond in a row over the Tigers and just the third ever in the 21-yearhistory of the rivalry.

Senior Stacy Gingold continued her resurgence for the Cavaliers bydefeating Kate-Maree Mair at #2 6-1, 6-2 for her second win in a row.Freshman Amy O’Donnell was victorious at #3 with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 win overClemson’s Catherine Galvin. Sophomores Christie Schweer at #5 and KellyWeaver at #6 also won in straight sets for Virginia.

Virginia wasted little time taking the remaining drama from the match asSchweer and Leslie Cook were first off following an 8-4 win over CeciliaHincapie and Cinny Clausen at #2 doubles. O’Donnell and Weaver were alsovictorious at #3 doubles for Virginia.

The Cavaliers return to action at home at 2:30 p.m. against Maryland onWednesday.

Virginia 6, Clemson 3


1-Carmina Giraldo (C) def. Paige Boiko             6-1, 7-6(5)2-Stacy Gingold (V) def. Kate-Maree Mair             6-1, 6-23-Amy O'Donnell (V) def. Catherine Galvin       6-2, 2-6, 6-24-Cecilia Hincapie (C) def. Leslie Cook              7-5, 6-15-Christie Schweer (V) def. Cinny Clausen            7-5, 6-46-Kelly Weaver (V) def. Christina Oldock             6-2, 6-3


1-Giraldo/Mair (C) def. Boiko/Gingold                     8-32-Cook/Schweer (V) def. Hincapie/Clausen                  8-43-O'Donnell/Weaver (V) def. Galvin/Meredith Chandler      8-6
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