CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The homestand continues for the No. 18 Virginia women’s tennis team (7-1) on Tuesday as the Cavaliers host William & Mary (2-5) in a 3 p.m dual at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Admission to all home Virginia women’s tennis matches is free to the public.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans who can’t make it out to the Boar’s Head Sports Club can keep up with the action through live stats and a video live stream linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates 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.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia started its five-match homestand over the weekend, hosting Boston College and George Mason in a doubleheader. The Cavaliers defeated the Eagles 5-2 in the first match on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in ACC play before taking the 4-0 win over George Mason in the second match of the day.
A LOOK AT WILLIAM & MARY
The Tribe enter the midweek contest with an overall record of 2-5 and are coming off a 5-2 win over Elon in the last outing a week ago. It was part of a two-match road trip for William & Mary that included a loss at Wake Forest to start the road trip. The Tribe’s other win came over Richmond in the season opener, a 6-1 victory at home.
THE SERIES WITH THE TRIBE
Virginia and the Tribe have played 41 times in the history of the series with the Cavaliers holding a 22-19 lead over William & Mary in the all-time series. Virginia won the last meeting, taking a 6-1 victory over the Tribe last season in Charlottesville. It was the first meeting between the two teams since the 2011-12 season. Virginia has won five straight in the series, with the last win by the Tribe coming in the 2007-08 season.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will continue to play at home this weekend, jumping back into conference play with matches against No. 17 NC State and Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers will face the Wolfpack at 4 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22) before hosting the Hokies in the Commonwealth Clash match at noon on Sunday (Feb. 24).