Sept. 15, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team begins fall competition this weekend, traveling to compete at the Duke Bonk Invite hosted by Duke University at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.. The three-day tournament is the first of the fall for the Cavaliers.
Players will compete across three different brackets in doubles and six brackets in singles over the course of the weekend, with play beginning on Friday and conclude with the finals on Sunday.
In doubles play, Virginia has four teams entered in competition. The duo of sophomore Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) and junior Teodora Radosavljevic (Belgrade, Serbia) will compete in the black bracket. The duo of junior Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) and sophomore Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) will compete in the blue bracket. Two teams will compete in the white bracket with freshmen Camille Favero (Sacramento, Calif.) and Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas) pairing up and freshmen Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) forming the final team.
In singles, the Cavaliers will have a player competing in each bracket. Mercer begins competition in the white bracket against Sara Daavettila of North Carolina. Gullickson opens play against Caroline Wegner of TCU in the black bracket. Bleser competes in the yellow bracket against Ellyse Hamlin of Duke, while Kelley begins play against Ansley Speaks of Furman in the gold bracket. In the red bracket, Radosavljevic will face Kourtney Keegan of Florida.
The blue bracket will feature two Virginia players with Johanson facing Cassandra Vasquez of North Carolina and Susi facing Anna Rogers of NC State.