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COLLEGE PARK, Md. The Virginia women’s tennis team improved to 4-2 in the ACC with a 6-1 victory over Maryland Friday afternoon at the Tennis Center of College Park. The victory also evens the Cavaliers’ overall record at 8-8 this season.

Virginia opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead. Lindsey Pereira (Arlington, Texas) and Maggie Yahner (Las Vegas, Nev.) topped Karin Lundmark and Julia Huschke 8-1 at No. 2 doubles and Lara Alexander (London, England) and Hampton Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) defeated Maggie MacKeever and Oksana Krutiyenko 8-4 at No. 3 doubles to clinch the point. Amanda Rales (Bethesda, Md.) and Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) added a tiebreaker victory at No. 1 doubles against Michal Amir and Lisa Miller.

In singles, the Cavaliers scored four straight set wins to seal the victory. Rales defeated Amir 7-6, 7-5 at the No. 1 position to improve to 5-1 at No. 1 singles in ACC play. At No. 2 singles, Stevens posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lundmark. Pereira also had a 6-3, 6-2 win, topping MacKeever at No. 3 singles. Alexander defeated Huschke 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Yahner rallied from dropping the first set for a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Miller at the No. 4 position.

The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday as they visit Boston College.

No. 38 Virginia 6, Maryland 1

1. Stevens/Rales (UVa) def. Amir/Miller (Md) 8-7 (3)
2. Pereira/Yahner (UVa) def. Lundmark/Huschke (Md) 8-1
3. Alexander/Williams (UVa) def. MacKeever/Krutiyenko (Md) 8-4

1. Amanda Rales (UVa) def. Michal Amir (Md) 7-6, 7-5
2. Jennifer Stevens (UVa) def. Karin Lundmark (Md) 6-3, 6-2
3. Lindsey Pereira (UVa) def. Maggie MacKeever (Md) 6-3, 6-2
4. Maggie Yahner (UVa) def. Lisa Miller (Md) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
5. Lara Alexander (UVa) def. Julia Huschke (Md) 7-5, 6-2
6. Oksana Krutiyenko (Md) def. Hampton Williams (UVa) 6-1, 6-4

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