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Sept. 26, 2015


Blue Flight Singles Draw | Orange Flight Singles Draw | White Flight Singles Draw


Blue Flight Doubles Draw | Orange Flight Doubles Draw | White Flight Doubles Draw

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Several members of the Virginia women’s tennis team continued to turn in solid performances on the weekend, with Cavaliers advancing to the finals of their respective brackets in both singles and doubles in the UVa Fall Invite on Saturday.

Senior Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) continued to advance, claiming a win over freshman Cavalier Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) on Saturday to advance to the championship of the Blue bracket in singles on Sunday. She missed out on a matchup against teammate and fellow senior Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) who fell in her match will now Kelley in the third-place match Sunday morning.

Junior Victoria Olivarez (Virginia Beach, Va.) won her match on Saturday and will now play in the fifth-place match on Sunday morning to close out Cavaliers competing in the Blue bracket.

In the Orange bracket, senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) picked up a win to set up an all Cavalier championship against senior Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) who also won her match on Saturday. Freshman Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) will play in the fifth-place bracket on Sunday morning after picking up a win in her match on Saturday as well. Sophomore Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W. Va.) picked up a win in her match on Saturday to advance to a Sunday morning match as well.

In doubles action, the pairing of Olivarez and Mercer defeated the Cavalier pair of Epstein and Susi to finish third in the blue bracket. The Orange bracket was claimed by a Virginia duo after an all Cavalier final with the pairing of Collins and Kelley defeating the team of Elbaba and Morton.

Sunday’s matches are scheduled to be played at the Snyder Tennis Center, but in case of inclement weather will be moved indoors at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Admission to all Virginia tennis events is free.

Blue Flight Singles

Elbaba (UVa) def. Kelley (UVa), 6-1, 6-2
Lysa (Arkansas) def. Epstein (UVa), 6-7 6-4, 7-5
Olivarez (UVa) def. Turhan (Marshall), 6-3, 2-6, 10-3

Orange Flight Singles
Collins (UVa) def. Oparenovic (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-1
Morton (UVa) def. Hudson (Arkansas), 6-4, 6-4
Mercer (UVa) def. Morales (Marshall), 7-5, 6-3
Susi (UVa) def. Cheng (Utah), 6-2, 3-6, 10-5

Blue Flight Doubles
Mercer/Olivarez (UVa) def. Epstein/Susi, 6-2

Orange Flight Doubles
Collins/Kelley (UVa) def. Elbaba/Morton (UVa), 8-7

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