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Dec. 13, 1999

PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Virginia women’s tennis team is ranked54th in the nation in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) FallRankings, which were recently released. The Cavaliers’ top doubles team ofthird years Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) andChristie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) have been ranked nationally,while second year Amy O’Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) is ranked regionallyin singles.

Virginia is ranked 54th in the nation as a team and sixth in the EastRegion in the ITA Fall Rankings. UVa concluded the 1998-99 season ranked48th in the country and fifth in the East Region. In the 1999 ITA FallEast Region poll, Virginia is ranked behind, William & Mary, VirginiaCommonwealth, Maryland, Princeton and Harvard.

Cook and Schweer are ranked 49th nationally in doubles, down one spot fromthe ranking of 48th in the 1999 ITA Preseason poll. During the fall of1999, Cook and Schweer posted a 6-4 doubles record.

O’Donnell is the 19th ranked singles player in the East Region. During thefall of 1999, she registered an 8-4 record and was the WolfpackInvitational Flight A Singles Champion and the Brown Invitational Flight CDoubles Champion along with third year Jana Liskovcova (South Easton,Mass./Mansfield).

The 1999 fall season mainly focused on individual competition, but Virginiadid finish second at the ECAC Team Tournament, held October 15-17, in NewJersey, with a 3-1 record. The Cavaliers open the 2000 spring seasonJanuary 21-24 at the ACC Indoor Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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