CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 20 Virginia women’s tennis team (9-2, 3-1 ACC) continues ACC play on the road this weekend, traveling to take on Clemson (5-7, 1-3 ACC) and Wake Forest (7-1, 1-0 ACC) in a pair of matches. The Cavaliers will face Clemson at 2:30 p.m. on Friday (March 1) and Wake Forest at noon on Sunday (March 3).
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Both matches will be live streamed and have live stats. Links to all live streams and stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also keep up with the action by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensTennis) for updates.
VIRGINIA IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Cavaliers remained in the top 20 nationally in this week’s edition of the Oracle/ITA Women’s Tennis Rankings following a split weekend last week that saw Virginia drop a hard-fought dual with No. 23 NC State before posting a 6-1 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday. The Cavaliers have been ranked in the top 25 each week this season.
CAVALIERS IN THE INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Virginia is represented in the individual rankings with senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) coming in at No. 43 in singles. She and freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) are the No. 13 doubles tandem in the most recent individual rankings released last week.
THE SERIES WITH CLEMSON
Virginia and Clemson have faced each other 47 times throughout the history of the two programs with the Tigers holding a 37-10 lead in the all-time series. Virginia is 3-2 against the Tigers in the last five meetings, but Clemson has won two consecutive matches in the series.
A LOOK AT CLEMSON
The Tigers enter the weekend with a 5-7 mark on the year and are 1-3 in the ACC. Clemson defeated Virginia Tech in their conference-opening match, but have lost three straight ACC matches – all on the road – that includes losses at Notre Dame and Louisville last weekend. Fernando Navarro is the only ranked player for Clemson, coming in at No. 82 in the Oracle/ITA Women’s Singles Rankings. In doubles action, the Tigers are powered by the nation’s top-ranked tandem in Navarro and Marie Leduc.
THE SERIES WITH WAKE FOREST
The Cavaliers and the Deacs have faced each other 51 times in the history of the two programs with Wake Forest holding a slim 28-23 lead in the series. The squads split last year’s meetings with the Cavaliers taking the regular-season finale before the Deacs won the opening match of the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. Virginia is 6-4 against Wake Forest in the last 10 meetings between the teams.
A LOOK AT WAKE FOREST
Wake Forest is ranked No. 33 as a team in the latest Oracle/ITA Rankings and is 9-2 on the year with a 1-0 mark in ACC play. The Deacs split last weekend’s action, taking a win over No. 22 Illinois before dropping a 4-0 contest to No. 13 Oklahoma State. In singles, the Deacs have two nationally-ranked players in No. 40 Emma Davis and No. 96 Anna Ulyashchenko. Wake Forest has two doubles teams ranked in the latest Oracle/ITA Women’s Doubles Rankings with the tandem of Davis and Chandler Carter ranked No. 45 and the duo of Ulyashchenko and Anna Brylin ranked no. 47.
UP NEXT FOR THE CAVALIERS
Virginia will return home to continue ACC play next weekend, hosting No. 1 North Carolina in a 3 p.m. match on Friday, March 8. It will be the only home match for the Cavaliers in a stretch that sees Virginia play five-of-six matches on the road.