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Feb. 11, 2001

Philadelphia, Pa. – The No. 52 University of Virginia women’s tennis team came from behind to defeat the University of Pennsylvania, 4-3, in Philadelphia Sunday (Feb. 11). The win moved the Cavaliers to 2-1 overall on the season heading in to their first home match of the season next Saturday (Feb. 17) against Dartmouth.

After losing the doubles point by dropping two-of-three doubles matches, Virginia trailed 1-0 heading into singles play. Then, with only two matches to go, the Cavaliers trailed UPenn, 3-2. Virginia’s top two players, Amy O’Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and Henriette Williams (Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton), both won in three sets, however, to give the `Hoos the 4-3 victory.

O’Donnell defeated Sanela Kunovac, the East Region’s No. 4 player, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. It was a remarkable result for O’Donnell who was playing in just her third singles match after undergoing shoulder surgery in August. Williams defeated Nicole Ptak, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Virginia 4, Pennsylvania 3

Sanela Kunovac/ Rachel Shweky (Penn) def. Shweer/Williams (UVa), 8-3.
O’Donnell/Kim (UVa) def. Louani Bascara/ Shubha Srinivasan (Penn), 8-2.Nicole Ptak/ Jolene Sloat (Penn) def. Tuchband/Weaver (UVa), 8-4.

SinglesAmy O’Donnell (UVa) def. Sanela Kunovac (Penn), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Henriette Williams (UVa) def. Nicole Ptak (Penn), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.Shubha Srinivasan (Penn) def. Christie Schweer (UVa), 6-2, 6-3.
Louani Bascara (Penn) def. Laura James (UVa), 6-4, 6-1.Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. Jolene Sloat (Penn), 6-0, 6-1.
Kelly Weaver (UVa) def. Rachel Shweky (Penn), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).

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