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Box Score Feb. 21, 2015

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 7 Virginia opened ACC women’s tennis action with a 6-1 win over No. 59 Syracuse on Saturday (Feb. 21) at Boar’s Head Sports Club.

The Cavaliers (7-2, 1-0 ACC) captured the doubles point and claimed five singles matches to secure the win. Syracuse falls to 5-3, 1-1 ACC.

Marie Faure (Toulouse, France), Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) each recorded singles wins for the Cavaliers.

In doubles, Collins and Nauta tallied an 8-2 win over Rhiann Newborn and Amanda Rodgers on court one. Epstein and Faure clinched the point with an 8-3 win over Breanna Bachini and Nicole Mitchell on court three. No. 22 Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) and Morton led Komal Safdar and Valeria Salazar 7-5 on court two when the team point was clinched.

The Cavaliers dominated singles as Faure beat Mitchell 6-1, 6-1 on court six and Nauta topped Salazar 6-3, 6-3 on court two. No. 30 Collins clinched the win with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Rodgers on court one. No. 102 Epstein defeated Safdar 6-2, 7-6 on court four and Morton beat Newborn 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 on court three. Mercer was outlasted by Bachini 3-6, 7-5, 15-13 on court five.

The Virginia-Boston College ACC women’s tennis match on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at Boar’s Head Sports Club has been postponed. Boston College experienced travel issues and was unable to arrive in Charlottesville due to inclement weather.

A makeup date for the match has not yet been determined. The No. 7 Cavaliers (7-2, 1-0 ACC) return to action at Pitt on Friday, Feb. 27. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

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