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Oct. 15, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Virginia women’s tennis team captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Invitational Tennis Championship Sunday (October 15) in Princeton, N.J., with a 4-3 victory over Penn.

The Cavaliers win was due in large part to the play of two doubles teams. Fourth-year Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas / Memorial) and second-year Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton) defeated Rochelle Raiss and Sanela Kunovac in #1 doubles, 8-5., and fourth-year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y. / Kingston), and her partner , second-year Jennifer Tuchband (Millburn, N.J. / Millburn), bested Louani Bascara and Shubha Srinivasan, 8-4. Those two doubles victories gave Virginia the lone doubles point, which turned out to be the match-clinching point for the `Hoos. They went on to win three of six singles matches to cement the 4-3 victory.

Williams, Weaver, and first-year Laura James (Fairfax, Va. / Centerville) all won their singles matches for UVa. James played at #4 singles for each of Virginia’s four dual matches, winning four consecutive matches in her first collegiate dual match tournament.

Virginia 4, Penn 3

Singles 2 Henriette Williams (V) def. Shubha Srinivasan (P), 6-4, 6-5 (7-0)
3 Louani Bascara (P) def. Christie Schweer (V), 6-4, 6-2 4 Nicole Ptak (P) def. Jennifer Tuchband (V), 6-5 (7-3), 6-2
5 Laura James (V) def. Rochelle Raiss (P), 6-3, 6-2 6 Kelly Weaver (V) def. Jolene Sloat (P), 6-1, 5-6 (7-2), 6-0
7 Rachel Shweky (P) def. Christine Kim (V), 6-2, 6-4

1 Williams/Schweer (V) def. Raiss/Sanela Kunovac (P), 8-5 2 Shweky/Ptak (P) def. Kim/James (V), 8-4
3 Weaver/Tuchband (V) def. Bascara/Srinivasan (P), 8-4

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