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April 3, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 65 ranked Virginia women’s tennis team battled No. 12 North Carolina Saturday morning at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, but could not pull off the upset, falling 4-3. The loss drops the Cavaliers’ record to 9-9 overall, 0-4 in the ACC.

North Carolina (15-6, 2-3 ACC) took an early advantage by taking all three doubles matches to take the doubles point. That doubles point proved critical as the teams split the six singles matches. After the Tar Heels had won the first three matches off the court, the Cavaliers won the last three. Marta Bechliwanis (Etobicoke, Ont.) cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Caitlin Collins at No. 4. Her sister, Dora, also posted a win for the Cavaliers, topping Kendall Cline in a third-set superbreaker at No. 3. Kristen James (Clifton, Va.) closed out the match with her 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Lee Bairos.

“This was the best ACC match we played this season,” said assistant coach Mait DuBois. “We feel good that we are starting to play our best tennis of the season at this time of the year.”

The Cavaliers will return to action Sunday as they host No. 3 Duke at the Snyder Tennis Center.

No. 12 North Carolina 4, No. 65 Virginia 3

No. 1 #29 Aniela Mojzis (UNC) def. Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UVa) 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Kristen James (UVa) def. Lee Bairos (UNC) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Kendall Cline (UNC) 6-4, 2-6, 10-5
No. 4 Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Caitlin Collins (UNC) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Sara Anundsen (UNC) def. Shannon Stough (UVa) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Jenna Long (UNC) def. Caroline Hammond (UVa) 6-2, 6-3

No. 1 #23 Mojzis/Cline (UNC) def. Fritz-Krockow/K. James (UVa), 8-4
No. 2 Bunn/Bairos (UNC) def. D. Bechliwanis/M. Bechliwanis (UVa), 8-3
No. 3 Anundsen/Long (UNC) def. Stough/Hammond (UVa), 8-3

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