Virginia Concludes Day Two Action at Duke Fab 4 Invite
CARY, N.C. – The Virginia women’s tennis team concluded day two action at the Duke Fab Four Invitational Saturday (Sept. 13) in Cary, N.C.
Competing in singles for Virginia were 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.).
Morton led the way for UVa, posting a 2-0 record in consolation action in the white singles flight. The transfer from UCLA beat Furman’s Alex Moreno 6-2, 6-3 and North Carolina’s Cassandra Vasquez 6-3, 6-4. Morton will play Alabama’s Erin Routliffe in a consolation final on Sunday.
In the blue singles semifinals flight, Nauta posted a 1-1 record and Faure went 0-2. Nauta lost to Miami’s Clementina Riobueno 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the semifinals, but rebounded with a 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 win over Oklahoma State’s Vladica Babic in a consolation match. Faure lost 6-3, 6-1 to Florida’s Kourtney Keegan in a semifinal match and 6-3, 6-1 to the Gators’ Stefani Stojic in a consolation match.
In the black singles consolation flight, Mercer lost 6-1, 6-3 to North Carolina’s Marika Akkerman before beating Furman’s Karlee Bryde 6-2, 6-2.
In the white singles consolation flight, Epstein went 1-1. After losing 6-3, 7-6(3) to Alabama’s Erin Routliffe, Epstein beat Ole Miss’ Natalie Suk 6-1, 6-2.
The Cavaliers are competing in singles and doubles against players from Alabama, Florida, Furman, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, Ole Miss and host Duke in the three-day tournament.
Singles and doubles action concludes Sunday at Cary Tennis Center beginning with doubles at 9 a.m.