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Feb. 27, 2005

RICHMOND, Va. – The No. 53 ranked Virginia women’s tennis team suffered their third 4-3 loss in as many weeks, falling to No. 61 VCU Sunday afternoon in Richmond. The loss drops the Cavaliers’ record to 3-5 on the season.

Virginia took an early lead by winning the doubles point. The team of Kristen James (Clifton, Va.) and Lori Stern (Ojai, Calif.) won at No. 2 doubles and Lindsey Pereira (Arlington, Texas) and Rachel DelPriore (Williamsville, N.Y.) won at No. 3 doubles for the Cavaliers.

In singles, the Cavaliers got a win at No. 1 singles, where No. 52 ranked Srebrovic remained perfect on the season in dual match play with a 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 66 Marianna Yuferova. Marta Bechliwanis (Etobicoke, Ont.) had the other Virginia singles win, a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Vera Petrashevitch at No. 5 singles. The Rams won the other four matches, three of them 6-4 in the third set, to record the win.

The Cavaliers will return to action on March 7 as they visit UC-Santa Barbara.

No. 61 VCU 4, No. 53 Virginia 3

1. #31 Borisova/Yuferova (VCU) def. #21 Srebrovic/Wink (UVa) 8-4
2. James/Stern (UVa) def. Arribas/Korotkevich (VCU) 8-5
3. Pereira/DelPriore (UVa) def. Petrashevitch/Konstantinova (VCU) 8-6

1. #52 Diana Srebrovic (UVa) def. #66 Marianna Yuferova (VCU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Olga Borisova (VCU) def. Kristen James (UVa) 6-4, 6-2
3. Christina Arribas (VCU) def. Lori Stern (UVa) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
4. Viktoria Konstantinova (VCU) def. Rachel DelPriore (UVa) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
5. Marta Bechliwanis (UVa) def. Vera Petrashevitch (VCU) 6-3, 7-5
6. Alexa Korotkevich (VCU) def. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

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