Jan. 25, 2018
|Virginia (1-1) vs. Florida State (1-1) at ITA Kickoff Weekend|
|Date & Time||January 26 | 12 p.m.|
|Location||Nashville, Tenn. | Currey Tennis Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (1-1) women’s tennis team opens the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Friday, facing off against Florida State (1-1) in a 12 p.m. ET match. The match is the first of the day in the four-team regional hosted by Vanderbilt.
The winners of Friday’s matches will face each other at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday with a berth in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on the line. The two losing teams on Friday will face each other in the consolation match at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can keep up with the tournament action through live stats and a live video stream linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWomensTennis.
CAVALIERS IN THE RANKINGS
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.
A LOOK AT FLORIDA STATE
Florida State enters the ITA Kickoff Weekend with a 1-1 record after posting a 7-0 victory over Utah in a neutral-site match two weeks ago and dropping a 4-1 decision to Illinois on the road this past weekend. The Seminoles have one player ranked in the ITA Women’s Singles rankings with Nandini Das coming in at No. 116.
A LOOK AT NEBRASKA
The Huskers enter the weekend having not yet played a match on the season. Nebraska posted a 19-8 record last season and went 5-6 in Big 10 play. Senior Katerina Matysova went undefeated in the spring a year ago, posting a 13-0 record in singles play for Nebraska as a junior as she played every spot in the lineup except for No. 1 and No. 6 singles.
A LOOK AT VANDERBILT
Vanderbilt, the host school for the weekend event, enters as the No. 2 team in the latest ITA team rankings and advanced to the Final Four last season. It is the first dual match of the season for Vanderbilt which competed in individual action this past weekend at the Miami Spring Invitational. The Commodores have three players ranked nationally in singles, including No. 4 Fernanda Contreras, No. 19 Christina Rosca and No. 96 Summer Dvorak. In doubles, Vanderbilt the No. 19 doubles team and the No. 43 doubles team.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will return home and step back into ACC competition next weekend, hosting the Orange of Syracuse on Saturday (Feb. 3). The match, which is slated for a 10 a.m. first serve, is set to be played at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Free Bodo’s Bagels will be provided prior to the match for fans.