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April 11, 2004

RALEIGH, NC – The No. 58 ranked Virginia women’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon over No. 71 NC State in Raleigh. The win evens the Cavaliers’ record to 11-11 on the season and 2-6 in the ACC.

Due to the chance of rain, the teams decided to forgo doubles play and start with singles. After falling behind 1-0 with the Wolfpack’s win at No. 1, the Cavaliers rallied to win the other five matches. Kristen James (Clifton, Va.), Dora Bechliwanis (Etobicoke, Ont.), and Shannon Stough (Hot Springs, Ark.) each posted straight set wins at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 6 respectively. Marta Bechliwanis (Etobicoke, Ont.) clinched the match with her three set win at No. 4 and Lauren Bruch (Lake Forest, Ill.) closed out the match with a three set win at No. 5.

“We are pleased with momentum we have built heading into the postseason,” said assistant coach Mait DuBois. “Today was a great team effort and we are pleased to be playing our best tennis of the year at this time of the season.”

The Cavaliers return to Raleigh next weekend for the ACC Tournament at the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. Quarterfinal play begins on Friday, April 16.

No. 58 Virginia 5, No. 71 NC State 1

No. 1 #61 Barbara Orlay (NCSU) def.Mariko Fritz-Krockow (UVa) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Kristen James (UVa) def. Nandita Chandrasekar (NCSU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Dora Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Vania Apodaca (NCSU) 7-6, 6-2
No. 4 Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Jennifer Jassawalla (NCSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 5 Lauren Bruch (UVa) def. Agustina Arechavaleta (NCSU) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
No. 6 Shannon Stough (UVa) def. Danielle Stadlemann (NCSU) 6-3, 6-3

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