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Jan. 21, 2000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of Virginia third year tennis playersChristie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) and Kelly Weaver (Kingston,N.Y./Kingston) both advanced to the round of 16 at the 2000 ACC Women’sIndoor Championships Friday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on thecampus of the University of North Carolina.

Schweer defeated Maryland’s Chrissie Terrill 6-4, 6-3 in the first roundFriday morning. In the round of 32, Schweer’s opponent KatrinaGildemeister of N.C. State was forced to retire with Schweer leading 1-6,6-0, 1-0 in the match.

Weaver opened the tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over GeorgiaTech’s Laura Ozoling on Friday morning. In the round of 32 on Fridayafternoon, Weaver posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over N.C. State’s Brie Glover.

Three other UVa players lost in the round of 32. After receiving a firstround bye, first year Henriette Williams (Milburn, N.J./Milburn) lost totop-seeded Adria Engel of Wake Forest 6-0, 6-0. Second year Amy O’Donnell(Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) defeated N.C. State’s Franci Barrigan 3-6, 6-0, 6-1in the opening round, but lost to Ioana Plesu of Duke 6-0, 7-6 (5) in theround of 32. First year Jennifer Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton)registered a 6-2, 6-2 win over Clemson’s Sunnie Harmon to open thetournament Friday morning. She fell in the second round, 6-0, 6-1 toDukes’ Erico Biro.

Third year Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) was theonly Cavalier to lose a first round match as she dropped a 7-5, 6-3decision to North Carolina’s Courtney Zalinski. In the consolationbracket, Cook advanced with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Ana Stiglic of Clemson.

In doubles competition, UVa has two doubles teams in the round of 16. Cookand Schweer received a first round bye, while O’Donnell and Williams’opponent from N.C. State withdrew because of an injury. Tuchband andWeaver lost their first round match 8-3 to Maryland’s Terrill and CatherineYalatin.

The 2000 ACC Women’s Indoor Championships continue Saturday morning andwill conclude on Monday, January 24.

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