CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia women’s tennis team goes on the road this weekend to open conference play, traveling to face Boston College (7-0, 0-0 ACC) in a 10 a.m. match on Sunday (Feb. 2) at the Connell Center.
Fans can keep up with the action through live stats linked at VirginiaSports.com or by following the program’s official twitter account (@UVAWomensTennis).
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia played its second home match of the season on Thursday, picking up a 7-0 victory over Richmond at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Cavaliers won all three doubles matches before picking up straight-set victories in all six singles matches on the way to the win.
CAVALIERS IN THE RANKINGS
Virginia vaulted up the rankings this week following the program’s victories over a pair of nationally-ranked foes last weekend. The Cavaliers moved up nine spots to No. 11 in the latest ITA Rankings that were released on Wednesday (Jan. 29). Virginia had previously been No. 20 in the rankings for the first two weeks of the dual season.
In singles action, the Cavaliers continue to have three players in the rankings with freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) ranked No. 30, redshirt junior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) ranked No. 35 and sophomore Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) ranked No. 78.
A LOOK AT THE EAGLES
Boston College enters the matchup with a 7-0 record and is coming off wins over Fordham and Yale this past week. The Eagles do not have a player ranked in either the singles or doubles rankings this week. Last season, Boston College went 16-11 and fell to No. 24 Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in a regional played at Kansas.
THE LAST MEETING WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
Virginia hosted Boston College last season and posted a 5-2 victory over the Eagles at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The Eagles entered the match undefeated a year ago with a 9-0 record before the Cavaliers handed them the first loss of the season. Boston College claimed the doubles point, but the Cavaliers would win five-of-six singles matches to take the victory over the Eagles.
THE SERIES WITH THE EAGLES
Virginia and Boston College have faced each other 22 times in the history of the two programs with the Cavaliers holding a 22-0 lead in the all-time series with the Eagles. The two teams first faced each other in the spring of 1998 with the Cavaliers taking a 6-3 victory on the road.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
The Cavaliers will travel to Chicago next week to participate in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by Illinois. Matchups have not been set for the event that runs Feb. 7-10 at the XS Tennis Village. In addition to the Cavaliers, participating teams include: Arizona State, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Princeton, Stanford, Texas and UCLA.