Cavaliers Open Fall Season at Duke Invitational
Sept. 11, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team opens the 2014 fall season at the Duke Invitational in Cary, N.C., on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 12-14.
The Cavaliers will compete in singles and doubles against players from Alabama, Florida, Furman, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, Ole Miss and host Duke.
The action will take place at Cary Tennis Center, site of the annual ACC Championships, and begin each day at 10 a.m. Three singles flights and three doubles flights are planned for the invite.
Competing in singles for Virginia will be juniors Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.), sophomore Marie Faure (Toulouse, France) and freshman Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.). Nauta is ranked a career-best No. 32 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, while Epstein is ranked for the first time at No. 122.
Virginia’s doubles tandems will be Nauta and Epstein and Morton and Mercer. Faure will play doubles with Duke’s Rachel Kahan.