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March 16, 1999

MIAMI, Fla. — After a layoff of more than two weeks, the University of Virginia women’s tennis team showed no signs of rustiness in defeating Florida International 6-3 Monday afternoon in its first match of a spring break trip to Florida. The Cavaliers won for the fourth time in the last five matches and improve to 7-2 this season. Florida International had its record fall to 5-5.

The Cavaliers got off to a good start, winning four of six singles matches, with their two losses coming in three sets.

Sophomores Christie Schweer (#5) and Kelly Weaver (#6) extended their winning streaks to five matches each. Schweer disposed of Nasly Elsawaf 6-3, 7-5, while Weaver dispatched Carola Garcia 6-1, 6-1.

Virginia sealed the victory by winning at #2 and #3 doubles.

Virginia 6, Florida International 3

1–Paige Boiko (V) def. Maria Montoya 7-5, 6-4
2–Alexandra Guzman (FI) def. Stacy Gingold 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
3–Mariana Faustinelli (FI) def. Amy O’Donnell 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
4–Leslie Cook (V) def. Marine Nizri 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
5–Christie Schweer (V) def. Nasly Elsawaf 6-3, 7-5
6–Kelly Weaver (V) def. Carola Garcia 6-1, 6-1

1–Guzman/Faustinelli (FI) def. Boiko/Gingold 8-6
2–Cook/Schweer (V) def. Montoya/Nizri 8-5
3–O’Donnell/Weaver (V) def. Elsawaf/Tonya Eberhart 8-3

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