March 3, 2018
|No. 24 Virginia (7-3, 2-1 ACC) vs. No. 2 Duke (9-1, 2-0 ACC)|
|Date & Time||March 4 | 12:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Snyder Tennis Center|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The No. 24 Virginia (7-3, 2-1 ACC) women’s tennis team returns to action at home on Sunday, hosting No. 2 Duke (9-1, 2-0 ACC) in a noon match at the Snyder Tennis Center. It is the second top-5 opponent of the weekend for the Cavaliers.
Admission to all home Virginia tennis matches is free to the public.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can keep up with the 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
The Cavaliers are in the top 25 of the team rankings for the second straight week. Virginia is ranked No. 24 in the latest Oracle/ITA Women’s Tennis rankings. The Cavaliers are coming off a five-match home stand that saw the Cavaliers post three shutouts, an ACC win over Syracuse and an upset of then No. 14 Michigan prior to the latest rankings.
Virginia features a doubles team in the national rankings as the pairing of Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) is ranked No. 14 in the ITA Women’s Doubles rankings. In singles, the Cavaliers also have one player make an appearance with Johanson ranked No. 67 nationally.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia is coming off a tight battle at No. 3 Georgia Tech on Friday afternoon that saw the Cavaliers drop a 4-3 contest with the Yellow Jackets. Virginia won the doubles point with the No. 14 pairing of Johanson and Kelley upsetting the No. 4 duo from Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets then won four of the six singles matches to take the match win.
A LOOK AT THE BLUE DEVILS
Duke enters Sunday’s match with an overall record of 9-1 and 2-0 in the ACC after a 7-0 shutout of No. 12 Wake Forest on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils have four players ranked in the Oracle/ITA Women’s Singles Rankings, led by No. 10 Samantha Harris. Duke also has a pair of doubles teams ranked in the top five of the Oracle/ITA Women’s Doubles Rankings.
100 FANS RECEIVE FREE UVA TUMBLERS
The first 100 fans in attendance at Sunday’s match against Duke will receive a free UVA tumbler. It will also be a Sunday Sundae match with free ice cream sundaes available to fans between doubles and singles.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will have a week off from matches during spring break before returning to ACC action on the road. The Cavaliers will travel to face Louisville (March 16) and Notre Dame (March 18).