Women's Tennis Blanks Boston College 7-0
WEYMOUTH, Mass. – The ninth-ranked Virginia women’s tennis team remained unbeaten on the season by blanking No. 55 Boston College on Sunday at the Weymouth Tennis Club. It was the third consecutive shutout win for the Cavaliers, who improved to 5-0 on the season, 2-0 in the ACC. The Eagles fell to 3-2 overall (1-1 ACC).
The Cavaliers opened the match with an impressive doubles performance, sweeping all three matches, including two wins over ranked foes. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Li Xi (Kunming, China) downed No. 11 Alex Kelleher and Olga Khymlev 8-2 at the No. 1 position. At No. 3, Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) defeated Katarina Gajic and Ina Kappuila 8-4. Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton. Fla.) and Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) completed the sweep with an 8-7 win over No. 32 Erina Kikuchi and Jessica Wacnik at No. 2.
Virginia swept all six singles matches in straight sets. Fraser topped Wacnik 6-2, 6-1 at the top spot. Hardenbergh downed Kelleher 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3, Xi posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Kikuchi. Tomljanovic defeated Khymlev 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4 singles. At No. 5 Vierra won 6-4, 6-0 over Gajic and Fuccillo defeated Kelly Barry 6-2, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.
Virginia will return to action next weekend as they compete at the 2012 ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers are the No. 7 seed in the tournament and will open play against Northwestern on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
#9 VIRGINIA 7, #55 BOSTON COLLEGE 0
1. Fraser/Xi (UVa) def. #11 Kelleher/Khymlev (BC) 8-2
2. Tomljanovic/Vierra (UVa) def. #32 Kikuchi/Wacnik (BC) 8-7
3. Fuccillo/Hardenbergh (UVa) def. Gajic/Kappuila (BC) 8-4
1. #29 Emily Fraser (UVa) def. #108 Jessica Wacnik (BC) 6-2, 6-1
2. #30 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVa) def. Alex Kelleher (BC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Li Xi (UVa) def. Erina Kikuchi (BC) 6-4, 6-1
4. #85 Hana Tomljanovic (UVa) def. Olga Khymlev (BC) 6-3, 6-4
5. #75 Erin Vierra (UVa) def. Katarina Gajic (BC) 6-4, 6-0
6. #76 Maria Fuccillo (UVa) def. Kelly Barry (BC) 6-2, 6-4