No. 7 Virginia Travels To Boston College
Jan. 16, 2016
|No. 7 Virginia at No. 49 Boston College|
|Date & Time||Sunday, Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.|
|Location||Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Flynn Recreational Complex|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia women’s tennis team opens the spring season and Atlantic Coast Conference competition when it travels to face No. 49 Boston College at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 17).
Virginia is 18-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles after picking up a 6-1 victory over Boston College in the last meeting in 2015. Fans can follow the match online with live stats at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers boast four players ranked in the top 32 nationally for the first time, including No. 4 Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and No. 8 Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.). Also leading the way for Virginia are seniors Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) who is ranked No. 30 in the national rankings and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) who is ranked No. 32.
Collins (13-2), Elbaba (15-3) and Nauta (6-3) are tri-captains for the Cavaliers this season as Virginia looks to defend its second-consecutive ACC Championship.
“We are very eager to get into competition,” said Virginia head coach Mark Guilbeau. “Not much better of a way to do this than with a challenging ACC match right away. It will be an outstanding match vs. Boston College and important that we put into action the great practice habits, principles, tactics and skills that we have been working on, and do so with a very intense effort and consistency.
“This team knows that it requires a tremendous effort to be successful in each individual team match and throughout a tough spring season. We are determined to work hard and make this a special season for UVA Women’s Tennis and for all of the great folks that support our program.”
In doubles action, the pairing of Collins and freshman Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) is ranked No. 11 nationally after posting a 9-1 record in the fall. The pairing of Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Victoria Olivarez (Virginia Beach, Va.) is ranked No. 40 nationally.
Boston College is led by Lexi Borr, who is ranked No. 47 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings.