Jan. 20, 2018

Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) at Boston College (0-0, 0-0 ACC)
Date & Time January 21 | 10 a.m.
Location Chestnut Hill, Mass. | Flynn Recreational Complex
Coverage Live Scoring
Additional Information Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

CHARLOTTEVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) women’s tennis team returns to action on Sunday morning, opening ACC play on the road in a 10 a.m. match at Boston College (0-0, 0-0 ACC). The match will be played at the Flynn Recreational Complex in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Fans can follow the action through live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates will also be available throughout the day on the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWomensTennis.

Virginia has a pair of players ranked in the latest ITA Women’s Singles rankings. Sophomore Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) is ranked No. 48 in singles, while junior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) comes in at No. 111.

The Cavaliers also have a doubles team in the national rankings as the pairing of Johanson and Kelley is ranked No. 14 in the ITA Women’s Doubles Rankings.

Boston College will be playing its first dual match of the season in the ACC opener against the Cavaliers on Sunday morning. A pair of experienced players are expected to lead the Eagles with senior Asiya Dair and junior Jackie Urbinati back for Boston College. Dair was a third-team All-ACC selection last season. The duo helped Boston College advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships last season as the No. 12 seed. Boston College returns five players who played in last season’s match.

The two teams met in the ACC opener last season in a home match for the Cavaliers. The dual match, played at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in January, saw Virginia grind out a 4-3 win over the Eagles. Then freshman Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas) clinched the match on court six with a three-set victory over BC freshman Elene Tsokilauri, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. In that match, the Cavaliers grabbed the doubles point before picking up singes wins from Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.), Bleser and Kelley.

Virginia will return to action next weekend at the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Cavaliers will compete in a four-team regional hosted by Vanderbilt. Virginia, who is the three-seed in the field, will take on second-seeded Florida State at 12 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 26). The match will count as a non-conference match despite coming against an ACC opponent. The winner will advance to Saturday’s championship round, while the loser will play in the consolation round. Vanderbilt will take on Nebraska in the other match on Friday.