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Jan. 29, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season as it won a pair of matches Sunday at the Indoor Tennis Stadium at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers downed Princeton 6-1 in the first match of the day before defeating Old Dominion 7-0 in the nightcap.

In the match against Princeton (0-1), the Cavaliers jumped out to a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Rachel DelPriore (Williamsville, N.Y.) and Douglas Wink (Greensboro, N.C.) won at No. 1 doubles, while Lori Stern (Ojai, Calif.) and Kristen James (Clifton, Va.) won at No. 2 doubles for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers carried that momentum into singles, where they took five of the six matches, all in straight sets. Wink, James, DelPriore, and Stern, won at the No. 1-4 positions, while Amanda Rales (Bethesda, Md.) added a win at No. 6 singles.

In the second match of the day, the Cavaliers swept the doubles matches for a 1-0 lead against the Monarchs (2-1). DelPriore and Wink captured their second win of the day at No. 1 doubles, while Rales and James clinched the point with a win at No. 3. At No. 2, the team of Lara Alexander (London, England) and Lauren Bruch (Lake Forest, Ill.) won for Virginia.

The Cavaliers closed out the day by taking all six singles matches from Old Dominion, all in straight sets. Wink, James, and DelPriore swept the No. 1-3 positions for the third straight match to open the season. Rales won at No. 5 for her second win of the day, while Lindsey Pereira (Arlington, Va.) and Caroline Hammond (Williamsburg, Va.) won at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions respectively.

“We had a great effort today against two solid programs,” said assistant coach Troy Porco. “We were very impressed with the energy level and overall level of execution for this point in the season.”

“We are very pleased as a coaching staff with how the team has applied specific skills that they have worked on, especially their strengths, in the matches,” added head coach Mark Guilbeau. “They used their dominant skills and strategies at the most effective times in the match based on score and momentum.”

The Cavaliers will return to action on Feb. 11 when they play Penn State at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The following day, the Cavaliers will play Penn.

No. 72 Virginia 6, Princeton 1

1) Wink/DelPriore (UVa) def. Siebel/King (P) 8-1
2) Stern/James (UVa) def. Robertson/Roth (P) 8-4
3) Williams/Kansky (P) def. Rales/Hammond (UVa) 8-7

1) Douglas Wink (UVa) def. Jessica Siebel (P) 6-3, 6-1
2) Kristen James (UVa) def. Alison Hashmall (P) 6-0, 6-1
3) Rachel DelPriore (UVa) def. Darcy Robertson (P) 6-4, 7-6
4) Lori Stern (UVa) def. Christine Kansky (P) 6-2, 6-1
5) Ivana King (P) def. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) 4-6, 7-5, 10-3
6) Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Joanna Roth (P) 7-5, 6-1Order of Finish: 4,1,2,3,6,5

No. 72 Virginia 7, Old Dominion 0

1) Wink/DelPriore (UVa) def. Haarhoff /Luiz (ODU) 8-4
2) Bruch/Alexander (UVa) def. Endlich/Santos (ODU) 8-7
3) Rales/James (UVa) def. Kerner/Costa (ODU) 8-3

1) Douglas Wink (UVa) def. Kerstin Endlich (ODU) 6-1, 6-0
2) Kristen James (UVa) def. Barbara Costa (ODU) 6-0, 6-0
3) Rachel DelPriore (UVa) def. Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
4) Lindsey Pereira (UVa) def. Fernanda Luiz (ODU) 7-5, 6-4
5) Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Larissa Santos (ODU) 6-2, 6-1
6) Caroline Hammond (UVa) def. Linda Garder (ODU) 6-4, 6-2

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