CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia women’s tennis team (8-2, 2-1 ACC) fell 5-2 to No. 23 NC State (9-2, 1-0 ACC) on Friday (Feb. 22) at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point but NC State rallied with singles victories on courts 3-6 to win the Atlantic Coast Conference match. Senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) picked up singles victory for the Cavaliers.
NC State took the early advantage in doubles, picking up a 6-3 victory on court one, but sophomore Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) and junior Choloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) knotted things up with a 6-2 victory on court two. Junior Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas) and senior Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) clinched the point with a 6-2 victory on court three.
In singles, NC State took a 2-1 lead with straight-set victories on courts five and six, but Kelley downed No. 25 Anna Rogers, 6-4, 7-5 to tie the match at two. NC State slipped ahead, 3-2, after freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) was edged 7-5 in her second set. Gullicksen rebounded from a 6-4 loss in her first set on court three against No. 88 Adriana Reami by winning her second set 6-0, but Reami won the third set 6-3 to clinch the victory for the Wolfpack. On court two, Glozman and Alana Smith split the first two sets, each winning by a 6-4 score. Smith picked up a late break to take the deciding set, 7-5.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 24, hosting Virginia Tech at 12 p.m. in a Commonwealth Clash match.