CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 18 Virginia women’s tennis team (5-1, 1-0 ACC) will play a doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 16), hosting Boston College and George Mason at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers will face Boston College (9-0, 1-0 ) at 11 a.m. before facing George Mason (1-0) at 4 p.m.
Admission to all home Virginia women’s tennis matches is free to the public.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can follow the match through live video streams of each court and live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates will also be available by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensTennis).
VIRGINIA IN THE TEAM RANKINGS
The Cavaliers moved up a spot to No. 18 in the Oracle/ITA Team Rankings this week after a win over then 10th-ranked Syracuse on the road to open ACC play two weeks ago. It was the second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent and third consecutive match against a top-20 team for the Cavaliers, who also faced No. 10 Oklahoma State before taking the win over No. 18 Illinois in the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
CAVALIERS IN THE INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Virginia also has a presence in the individual rankings with senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) playing a role in both rankings. Kelley is the No. 45 singles player in the Oracle/ITA Women’s Singles Rankings, while pairing with freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) as part of the eighth-ranked doubles tandem in the nation.
THE SERIES WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
Virginia and Boston College have faced each other 21 times with the Cavaliers holding a 21-0 lead in the all-time series. The first meeting came in the 1984-85 season with Virginia taking an 8-1 victory over the Eagles. The Cavaliers won the last meeting with the Eagles, a 5-2 victory at Boston College last season to open ACC play.
LAST TIME OUT WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
The 2018 meeting with the Eagles was a 5-2 victory for Virginia at the Boar’s Head Sports Club as the teams opened up ACC play. Virginia opened the match by claiming the doubles point behind 6-2 victories on courts one and two. The Cavaliers then used singles wins from Kelley, Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla) to clinch the match. Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) rounded out the scoring with her singles win on court six for the final 5-2 margin of victory.
A LOOK AT THE EAGLES
Boston College enters the weekend matchup with an overall mark of 9-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play after posting an identical 4-3 victory over then No. 10 Syracuse two weeks ago. The feature a pair of singles players in the national rankings with Yufei Long at No. 76 and Kylie Wilcox at No. 108. In doubles action, the Eagles have the No. 55 doubles tandem in Wilcox and Jackie Urbinati. The match with Virginia marks the first match for the Eagles outside of Boston this season.
THE SERIES WITH GEORGE MASON
The meeting with the Patriots will be only the second time in the history of the two programs that Virginia and George Mason have faced each other. The Cavaliers won the last meeting with a 4-0 victory in Charlottesville last season.
A LOOK AT THE PATRIOTS
George Mason enters the Saturday contest after playing a pair of matches on Friday afternoon against Christopher Newport and Washington & Lee. The Patriots have played one dual heading into the weekend, taking a 5-2 win over Mary Washington last weekend.
UP NEXT FOR THE CAVALIERS
Virginia will continue to play at home with three matches next week, including a Tuesday contest against William & Mary (Feb. 19) at 3 p.m. to be followed by weekend matches against No. 17 NC State (Feb. 22) and Virginia Tech (Feb. 24).