March 16, 2017
|Virginia (5-5, 3-0 ACC) vs. No. 31 NC State (10-6, 0-4 ACC)|
|Date & Time||Friday, March 17 | 3:30 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Boar’s Head Sports Club|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team (5-5, 3-0 ACC) returns home to continue ACC play, hosting No. 31 NC State (10-6, 0-4 ACC) at 3:30 p.m. Friday (March 17) at the Boar’s Head Spots Club.
The match was originally scheduled to be played outdoors at the Snyder Tennis Center, but due to expected weather conditions is being moved indoors. Fans can follow all the action through live stats and video linked at VirginiaSports.com.
It’s the first of two ACC matches this weekend for Virginia. The Cavaliers will return to the road, continuing conference play at No. 34 Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon.
Virginia is currently 3-0 in ACC matches this season, having defeated Boston College, Syracuse and Virginia Tech earlier this year. The Cavaliers defeated Boston College by a score of 4-3, before defeating Syracuse 6-1 and the Hokies 4-3.
Leading the way for the Cavaliers are a pair of nationally-ranked singles players at the top of the lineup with junior Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) and freshman Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia). Mercer is currently ranked No. 75 in the latest ITA women’s singles rankings, while Johanson is ranked No. 94.
Virginia also features a nationally-ranked doubles pairing with Mercer and freshman Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) ranked No. 43 in the latest ITA women’s doubles rankings.
NC State enters the matchup looking for its first ACC win despite holding a 10-6 mark overall. The Wolfpack have faced Duke, North Carolina, Miami and Florida State in conference play.
Leading the way for the Cavaliers is No. 34 Martina Frantova, while NC State also has the No. 30 doubles team in Frantova and Anna Rogers.