UVa Tandem Wins Flight B Doubles Title At East Coast Tennis Championships
Nov. 2, 1999
NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia women’s tennis team had four players competein the East Coast Tennis Championships at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.,October 29-31. Second year Christine Kim (McLean, Va./Bishop Ireton) andfirst year Henriette Williams (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) won the Flight BDoubles title, while Kim advanced to the finals of Flight A Singles beforefalling.
After receiving an opening round bye in the Flight B Doubles draw,Kim and Williams posted an 8-4 triumph over Hampton’s Lucie Novoveska andLenka Schulzova in Saturday’s quarterfinals. In the semifinals laterSaturday, the duo defeated West Virginia’s Becky Carlson and Anna MarieUnderwood 8-2. On Sunday, Kim and Williams won the Flight B title with a8-6 victory over Zuzanna Borucka and Katie Thompson of Syracuse.
In Flight B Singles play, Kim advanced to the finals beforedropping a three-set, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, decision to Krissy Stubbs of VirginiaTech. Kim received a bye in the first round and then defeated AlsaEllbring of East Carolina 7-5, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, she beatSyracuse’s Michelle Nevekloska 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Saturday morning to moveinto the semifinals. In the semis on Sunday morning, Kim’s opponentKerstin Stockinger of Campbell defaulted to give Kim a berth in the finals.
Also in Flight B Singles competition, first year Jennifer Tuchband(Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) won a pair of matches before losing in thequarterfinals. Tuchband opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-1 win overRadford’s Lauren Williams. On Friday afternoon, Tuchband used a 6-2, 6-4win over Petra Klimplova of Hampton to advance to the quarterfinals. Inthe quarters, Tuchband lost to Stubbs, the eventual champion, 6-2, 7-6 (0).
In Flight A Singles play, Williams won her opening match on Friday,6-3, 7-5, over Syracuse’s Anna Khvalina. Williams lost in the round of 16to Virginia Commonwealth’s Kateryna Vasylyeva 6-4, 6-2 on Friday afternoon.
Third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) earned a bye inthe first round of flight A Singles before losing to Ines Khelifi ofVirginia Tech 6-3, 6-1. With the loss, Weaver moved to the consolationbracket where she won three matches to win that title. In thequarterfinals of the consolation draw, Weaver defeated Erin Dawe of Radford6-2, 6-0. She then beat VCU’s Sokolenko by default. In that match, Weaverwon the first set 7-5, but lost the second 5-7 and that is where the matchwas halted. In the finals, Weaver beat James Madison’s Liz Simon 7-5, 6-2on Sunday afternoon to win the Flight B consolation draw.
Tuchband and Weaver teamed in Flight A Doubles play. The tandemreceived an opening round bye and then lost to VCU’s Sokolenko andVasylyeva 8-1 in the quarterfinals. In the consolation draw, Tuchband andWeaver fell to West Virginia’s Earles and Kempton 9-7.
Up Next: Virginia will conclude the fall season by participating in theITA East Regional in Boston, Mass., November 6-9.