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March 11, 2002

Miami, Fla. – The UVa women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at the University of Miami on Monday afternoon. The Cavaliers now stand at 8-3 on the season.

Marta Bechliwanis, ranked at No. 123 in the latest ITA rankings, came away with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Miami’s Ewelina Skaza. Bechliwanis improves to 15-3 on the season. The Cavaliers got a doubles victory from Henriette Williams and Jennifer Tuchband, as they defeated Miami’s DeVilliers/Robbins team, 8-4, earning their second consecutive win at No. 1 doubles this season.

The Cavaliers return home this coming Sunday, as they begin ACC play with a match against Florida State, at 1 p.m. at the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center.

# 28 Miami # 46 Virginia 1
Singles

1. Mari Tore (UM) def. Henriette Williams (UVa), 6-4, 6-12. Marcy Hora (UM) def. Jennifer Tuchband (UVa), 6-4, 6-33. Staci Stevens (UM) def. Amy O'Donnell (UVa), 6-2, 6-34. Sihen Benracer (UM) def. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa), 7-6, 6-05. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Eweling Skaza (UM), 6-2, 6-26. Sara Robbins (UM) def. Laura James (UVa), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 

Doubles

1. Williams/Tuchband (UVa) def. DeVilliers/Robbins (UM), 8-42. D. & M. Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Hora/Stevens (UM), 8-33. Kim/O'Donnell (UVa) def. Tore/Bennacer (UM), 8-4

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