No. 16 Virginia Hosts North Carolina, Clemson
March 3, 2016
|No. 16 Virginia (7-3, 3-0 ACC) vs. No. 3 North Carolina (12-2, 2-0 ACC); No. 19 Clemson (5-3, 3-0 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Friday, March 4 (3 p.m.) | Sunday, March 6 (12 p.m.)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Boars Head Sports Club | Snyder Tennis Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Several of the top women’s tennis players in the nation will compete this weekend when No. 16 Virginia (7-3, 3-0 ACC) hosts No. 3 North Carolina (12-2, 2-0 ACC) and No. 19 Clemson (5-3, 3-0 ACC).
Virginia and North Carolina face off at 3 p.m. on Friday (March 4) at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers will face the Tigers at 12 p.m. on Sunday (March 6) at the Snyder Tennis Center. Admission to all matches is free. Fans who can’t make the match can follow live stats and video of all matches at VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers and the Tar Heels both enter the weekend undefeated in conference play. Virginia has won four consecutive matches heading into the contest while North Carolina has won two straight matches after dropping the only two contests of the season the week before to California and Michigan.
Leading the way for the Cavaliers is a trio of seniors who have been playing the top three spots in the lineup for most of the spring.
Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) leads the way for the Cavaliers and is ranked No. 3 nationally in singles in the latest ITA Rankings. Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), who is ranked No. 18 in singles, and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), who is ranked No. 69 in singles, also serve as captains for the Cavaliers.
Virginia also puts a nationally-ranked doubles team on the court with Collins pairing with freshman Meghan Kelley. The duo is ranked No. 23 in doubles.
North Carolina counters with a trio of nationally-ranked players in the lineup, including No. 2 Hayley Carter, No. 27 Whitney Kay and No. 84 Jessie Aney. Carter and Kay also pair for the No. 1 doubles team in the latest ITA rankings. North Carolina also has the No. 31 doubles team with the pairing of Aney and Kate Vialle.
Clemson will travel to play Boston College on Friday before taking on the Cavaliers on Sunday. The Tigers have three nationally-ranked players in singles competition with No. 13 Joana Eidukonyte leading the way.