O'Donnell Comes From Triple Match Point To Lift Women's Tennis Over Princeton
Feb. 16, 2002
Princeton, N.J. – The UVa women’s tennis team improved to 4-0 in the spring, 6-1 overall, with a 4-3 win at Princeton. The Cavaliers are currently No. 42 in the latest ITA rankings, while the Tigers are at No. 63. UVa won without its No. 1 player Henriette Williams, who was out of action due to illness.
Jennifer Tuchband, moving up to compete at No. 1 singles, defeated Kavitha Krwhnamarthy, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Krwhnamarthy is ranked No. 40 nationally in singles. Tuchband improves to 8-4 on the season. Amy O’Donnell scored a clinching victory at No. 2 singles, coming back from being down three match point, to defeat Kristi Watson, at No. 2 singles, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. O’Donnell is 7-2 on the season. Dora and Marta Bechliwanis also picked up victores at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Dora defeated Priya Bhupathi 6-1, 6-0, while Marta defeated Stephanie Berg, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Dora improves to 9-3, while Marta picks up her team-best 11th win of the season.
In doubles, the Bechliwanis twins defeated Watson and Bhupathi at No. 1 doubles, 9-7. They are 3-2 as a team this season, their first match at No. 1 doubles.
Up next for the Cavaliers, a match at Pennsylvania tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
#42 Virginia 4, #63 Princeton 3
1. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa) def. defeated Kavitha Krwhnamarthy (PU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-12. Amy O'Donnell (UVa) def. Kristi Watson (PU), 5-7, 7-5, 6-33. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Priya Bhupathi (PU), 6-1, 6-04. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Stephanie Berg (PU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-45. Jackie Acario (PU) def. Laura James (UVa), 6-4, 7-56. Mateya McCoy (PU) def. Christine Kim (UVa), 6-2, 7-57. Kristen Carlin (PU) def. Logan Smith (UVa), 8-0
1. D. & M Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Watson/Bhupathi (PU), 9-72. Kruhnamarthy/Bhargava (PU) def. Kim/O'Donnell (UVa), 8-63. Berg/Kobishyn (PU) def. Tuchband/James (UVa), 8-6