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Oct. 8, 2000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A scheduled match between two Virginia women’s tennis doubles teams never came to fruition today at the Carolina Classic tournament when the Cavaliers decided not to play a fifth-place match. The match pitted first-year Laura James (Fairfax, Va. / Centerville) and her partner, third-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va. / Bishop Ireton) against teammates Christie Schweer (fourth-year) (Houston, Texas / Memorial) and Henriette Williams (second-year) (Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton).

However, in the singles side of the draw, Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y. Kingston) and Kim did play part of their scheduled match in the “C” flight consolation bracket finals, with Weaver being declared the champion after winning the first set, 7-6(4). The match was stopped with Kim leading 3-2 in the second set.

In fact, there were only three matches on the day in which Virginia athletes did not compete against each other. In the finals of the “A” flight consolation bracket, Schweer defeated Richmond’s Jodi Kenoyer 6-0, 6-4, while second-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J. / Millburn) won a consolation bracket match over Ashley Rimel of UNC-Greensboro, 6-2, 6-1. Williams lost in a fifth-place match to Virginia Commonwealth’s Raluca Ciulei, 6-1, 6-0.

In other results from Saturday night (October 7), Tuchband and Weaver lost in the “B” flight doubles final, 8-5, to Duke’s Plesu and Siripipat.

The Virginia women’s tennis team returns to action October 13-15 at the ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J.

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