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Nov. 17, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia women’s tennis head coach Phil Rogers has announced the signings of twin sisters Marta and Dora Bechliwanis. The sisters hail from Etobicoke, Canada, where they have excelled both in tennis and academics.

“The women’s tennis program is very proud to note the signing of Dora and Marta Bechliwanis,” head coach Phil Rogers said. “The twin sisters will make a brilliant addition to an already exciting group of Lady Cavaliers. Dora and Marta’s past record of tennis and academic achievements makes them great candidates for success in the ACC and in the college classroom.”

Marta finished the under-18 Canadian Nationals ranked second in Canada, while Dora finished third. The two players teamed in doubles and finished U-18 as the top-ranked doubles team. The Bechliwanis sisters also had an impressive showing at the Canadian Nationals in Toronto. Dora placed third in the under-18 bracket, while Marta was a tournament finalist. The pair captured the doubles championship.

In addition to their impressive resumes in Canada, the Bechliwanis’ have played internationally as members of the Canadian Fed Cup Juniors team. The twins have also managed to maintain a 90% average in the classroom despite their rigorous tennis schedules.

” The team and coaches are very excited about their commitment to attend Virginia and look forward to a future including these two exciting players,” commented Rogers.

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