No. 13 Virginia Hosts Pittsburgh, No. 51 Notre Dame In Weekend Matches
April 14, 2016
|No. 13 Virginia (12-9, 7-5 ACC) vs. Pittsburgh (7-11, 1-11 ACC) and No. 51 Notre Dame (10-11, 4-8 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Friday, April 15 ( 3 p.m.) | Sunday, April 17 (10 a.m.)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 13 Virginia (12-9, 7-5 ACC) women’s tennis team will host Pittsburgh and No. 51 Notre Dame in a pair of matches this weekend at the Snyder Tennis Center.
The Cavaliers will face Pittsburgh (7-11, 1-11 ACC) at 3 p.m. Friday, while Sunday’s regular-season finale against No. 51 Notre Dame (10-11 4-8 ACC) is set for a 10 a.m. start. Sunday’s match will be Senior Day at Snyder as the program honors four players who have been contributors to the success of the program over the last four years.
Virginia’s match against Pittsburgh kicks the weekend off in conjunction with the men’s team who will also be playing at Snyder Tennis Center at 3 p.m. With both teams playing simultaneously, the women will play doubles matches on courts 6-8 and then play singles on courts 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Fans can follow the action on live stats linked through VirginiaSports.com. The women’s singles scores will be updated on a game-by-game basis. Doubles can be viewed on live video, while the women’s singles matches will not be streamed.
Virginia enters the weekend coming off a 6-1 win on the road at No. 30 Virginia Tech that saw the Cavaliers win the doubles point and claim five-of-six singles matches.
The Cavaliers feature three players ranked nationally in the latest ITA singles rankings and one doubles team in the latest ITA doubles rankings. Senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) leads the way as the No. 2 player in the nation, while senior Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) is ranked No. 15 and senior Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) is ranked No. 78.
In doubles, the duo of Collins and Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) is ranked No. 22 nationally.
There is lots of excitement surrounding the weekend’s tennis matches with the Cavalier marching band in attendance for Friday’s contests. There will also be a face painter and balloon artist at the event. The first 400 fans will also receive a free Virginia water bottle among other prizes and giveaways at the event.
Sunday’s match will also feature a face painter and balloon artist while Bodo’s Bagels will be free for fans starting at 9:30 a.m.