Women's Tennis Sweeps Boston College in ACC Opener
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 25 Virginia women’s tennis team opened ACC play with a 7-0 win at Boston College Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers won their third consecutive match and improved to 6-2 overall, while the Eagles fall to 3-5 (1-1 ACC).
Virginia opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) won at No. 1 doubles, Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) won at No. 2 doubles, and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) won at No. 3 doubles.
In singles, the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. Hardenbergh defeated Alex Kelleher 6-2, 6-4 at the top position. At No. 2, Fraser cruised past Katarina Gajic 6-1, 6-2. Vierra won at No. 3, downing Olga Khmylev 6-3, 6-3. Stevens defeated Katharine Attwell 7-6, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. At No. 5, Tomljanovic won 6-3, 6-4 over Ina Kauppila and Fuccillo topped Jacqueline Mabatha 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6.
“It was a great match and very good trip overall,” said head coach Mark Guilbeau. “The team performed very well – continuing to play strong doubles and also reaching a very good level at all six spots in singles. We were fortunate to have a pretty good number of fans at today’s match at BC and we really appreciate their support and enthusiasm.”
Virginia returns home for a doubleheader on Sunday, hosting Maryland at noon and Old Dominion at 6 p.m.
No. 25 Virginia 7, Boston College 0
1. Fraser/Stevens (UVa) def. Kelleher/Khmylev (BC) 8-5
2. #53 Hardenbergh/Vierra (UVa) def. Delaney/Attwell (BC) 8-3
3. Tomljanovic/Fuccillo (UVa) def. Gajic/Mabatah (BC) 8-3
1. #38 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVa) def. Alex Kelleher (BC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Emily Fraser (UVa) def. Katarina Gajic (BC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Erin Vierra (UVa) def. Olga Khmylev (BC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Jennifer Stevens (UVa) def. Katharine Attwell (BC) 7-6, 6-1
5. Hana Tomljanovic (UVa) def. Ina Kauppila (BC) 6-3, 6-4
6. Maria Fuccillo (UVa) def. Jacqueline Mabatah (BC) 6-2, 6-0