Jan. 17, 2018
|Virginia (0-0) vs. Old Dominion (2-0)|
|Date & Time||January 18 | 5 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Boar’s Head Sports Club|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team opens the 2018 spring dual season on Thursday afternoon, hosting Old Dominion (2-0) in a 5 p.m. match at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Admission to all Virginia women’s tennis home matches is free to the public. Fans can follow the action through live stats and video linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates are also available by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWomensTennis.
It’s the first dual match of the season for the Cavaliers, while Old Dominion is coming off wins over Florida Atlantic and Morgan State last weekend. The Monarchs defeated the Owls 5-2 before posting a 7-0 victory over Morgan State.
Virginia enters the contest with two players ranked in the latest edition of the ITA Women’s Singles rankings. Sophomore Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) is ranked No. 48, while junior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) is ranked No. 111. The Cavaliers also have one doubles pairing ranked, with the duo of Johanson and Kelley ranked No. 14 nationally.
The Cavaliers return eight players from last year’s squad that all saw playing time over the course of the season. Joining Johanson and Kelley are seniors Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.) and Teodora Radosavljevic (Belgrade, Serbia), junior Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) and sophomores Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas), Camille Favero (Sacramento, Calif.) and Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.).
A pair of newcomers also joined the squad with freshmen Lizzie Baker (Washington, D.C.) and Maya Das (Potomac, Md.). Baker was a three-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net, while Das was a four-star recruit. Both were named All-Metro selections by the Washington Post.
The Cavaliers will continue play over the weekend, heading to Boston College to open Atlantic Coast Conference play on Sunday.