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Oct. 14, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Virginia women’s tennis team advanced to the finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tennis Invitational in Princeton, N.J. Saturday (October 14), with a 6-1 victory over Harvard.

Fourth-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas / Memorial), first-year Laura James (Fairfax, Va. / Centerville), second-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton), second-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J. / Millburn) and third-year Christine Kim (McLean, Va. / Bishop Ireton) all won their singles matches, giving the Cavaliers five of the possible six singles points.

The `Hoos also clinched the lone doubles point when Williams and Schweer teamed to beat Sanja Bajin and Sanaz Ghanal, 8-6, and Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y. / Kingston) and Tuchband combined to defeat Sarah McGinty and Lara Naqushbandi, 8-5.

Virginia plays for the championship Sunday (October 15) at 10:00 a.m. against Penn.

Virginia 6, Harvard 1

Singles 1 Henriette Williams (V) def. Sanja Bajin (H), 6-1, 6-0
2 Christie Schweer (V) def. Sanaz Ghazal (H), 3-6, 6-3, 2-1 (7-3)3 Jennifer Tuchband (V) def. Andrea Magyera (H), 6-2, 6-1
4 Laura James (V) def. Lara Naqushbandi (H), 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7-1)5 Fleur Broughton (H) def. Kelly Weaver (V), 6-2, 6-1
6 Christine Kim (V) def. Lola Ajilore (H), 6-2, 6-1

1 Williams/Schweer (V) def. Bajin/Ghazal (H), 8-6 2 Broughton/Magyera (H) def. Kim/James (V) (C), 8-4
3 Weaver/Tuchband (V) def. McGinty/Naqushbandi (H), 8-5

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