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April 4, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 65 ranked Virginia women’s tennis team fell to No. 3 Duke 6-1 Sunday morning at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The loss drops the Cavaliers’ record to 9-10 on the season and 0-5 in the ACC.

Duke (16-1, 6-0 ACC) took an early advantage by taking all three doubles matches to take the doubles point. The Cavalier doubles team of Kristen James (Clifton, Va.) and Mariko Fritz-Krockow (Fairfax, Va.) nearly pulled off an upset at No. 1 doubles, as they fell to No. 4 ranked Amanda Johnson and Tory Zawacki, falling in a tiebreaker 9-8.

In singles, the Blue Devils took the first five singles matches off the court. In the final match, James completed a 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 upset of No. 89 ranked Jennifer Zika.

“We have been struggling in the win column, but not in the effort and determination column,” said head coach Phil Rogers. “I was proud of how well we fought today against a tough opponent.”

The Cavaliers will return to action Wednesday as they visit Maryland.

No. 3 Duke 6, No. 65 Virginia 1

No. 1 #7 Amanda Johnson (DU) def. Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UVa) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Kristen James (UVa) def. #89 Jennifer Zika (DU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
No. 3 Tory Zawacki (DU) def. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Julia Smith (DU) def. Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) 6-0, 6-3
No. 5 #93 Saras Arasu (DU) def. Caroline Hammond (UVa) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Kristen Cargill (DU) def. Laura James (UVa) 6-2, 7-6

No. 1 #4 Johnson/Zawacki (DU) def. Fritz-Krockow/K. James (UVa), 9-8
No. 2 Smith/Arasu (DU) def. D. Bechliwanis/M. Bechliwanis (UVa), 8-2
No. 3 Cargill/Zika (DU) def. Stough/Hammond (UVa) 8-3

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