No. 10 Virginia Tops No. 14 USC 4-2
Box Score Feb. 6, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 10 Virginia defeated No. 14 USC 4-2 in the opening round of 16 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Friday (Feb. 6) at Boar’s Head Sports Club.
The seventh-seeded Cavaliers improved to 5-1 with the win, while USC suffered its first loss and fell to 3-1. The Cavaliers will play second-seed Florida in the quarterfinals on Saturday (Feb. 7) at 3:30 p.m.
The Cavaliers earned the doubles point with wins at Nos. 3 and 2. Virginia dropped the first match on court one when No. 14 Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis defeated No. 22 Elbaba and Nauta 6-2. Collins and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) posted a 6-2 win over Madison Westby and Gabby Smith on court three before No. 11 Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) and Skylar Morton (Huntington, W.Va.) clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Sabrina Santamaria and Meredith Xepoleas on court two.
No. 42 Collins made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 44 Scandalis on court two. USC got on the scoreboard with No. 45 Westby’s 6-3, 6-4 win over Mercer on court six.
Top-ranked Elbaba increased the UVa margin to 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 41 Olmos on court one. USC cut the Cavalier lead to 3-2 with Xepoleas’ 6-4, 7-5 win over Epstein on court five.
No. 16 Nauta clinched the win with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over No. 48 Smith on court three. Morton and Santamaria were deadlocked at 5-5 in a third set on court four when the match was clinched.
First serve for the Virginia-Florida quarterfinal match is set for 3:30 p.m. Live video and scoring is available on VirginiaSports.com. Admission to all Virginia women’s tennis matches is FREE.