April 26, 2017
|No. 43 Virginia (11-12, 7-7 ACC) at 2017 ACC Championships|
|Date & Time||April 27-30 | April 27 – 6:30 p.m.|
|Location||Rome, Ga. | Rome Tennis Center|
|Championship Information||Championship Central | Tickets | Bracket|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Coach Guilbeau Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The eighth-seeded Virginia women’s tennis team (11-12) opens the ACC Championships on Thursday (April 27) at 6:30 p.m. when the Cavaliers take on ninth-seeded Florida State (15-10) at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga.
Fans can follow the action through live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com or with updates by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWomensTennis.
Virginia has won four of its last six matches heading into the ACC Championships.
The matchup between the two teams comes less than a week after the regular-season meeting. Virginia won that meeting at home on April 21, rallying in the final singles match of the day to pick up the 4-3 victory over Florida State. Junior Teodora Radosavljevic (Belgrade, Serbia) fought through three sets to secure the win at No. 5 singles and clinch the victory after Florida State jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
In that regular season meeting between the Cavaliers and the Seminoles, Florida State won the doubles point and won at No. 3 and No. 6 singles. Virginia rallied for the win with singles wins at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and clinched with the win by Radosavljevic at No. 5 singles.
Virginia enters the ACC Championships with one player ranked in the latest ITA women’s singles rankings. Freshman Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) is ranked No. 56 and holds a 27-10 record on the season. In doubles, the Cavaliers have one team ranked in the ITA women’s doubles rankings with the duo of freshman Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and junior Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) coming in at No. 44. Virginia is ranked No. 42 as a team.
Florida State has one player ranked in the latest ITA women’s singles rankings with Julia Mikulski coming in at No. 113 this week. The Seminoles do not have a doubles pairing in the rankings. Florida State is ranked No. 41 as a team in the ITA rankings.
The winner of Thursday’s match advances to the ACC Championships quarterfinals on Friday at 1 p.m. and will face the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels. Virginia dropped its regular-season meeting at North Carolina 5-2 last month.