CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia women’s tennis team (7-3, 1-1 ACC) returns home to host No. 37 Clemson (9-3, 1-1 ACC) in a noon match on Sunday (Feb. 23) at the Snyder Tennis Center. Admission is free to the public.
Fans can keep up with the action through live stats and a video stream linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensTennis).
CAVALIERS IN THE TEAM RANKINGS
Virginia moved up four spots in the latest ITA Women’s Tennis rankings following a 4-1 win over No. 12 Michigan last weekend. The Cavaliers now sit at No. 9 in the team rankings, the highest spot in the regular season polls since the same week of the 2016 season when Virginia was also ranked ninth.
VIRGINIA PLAYERS IN THE SINGLES AND DOUBLES RANKINGS
The Cavaliers continue to have four players in the latest ITA singles rankings with freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) leading the way. Subhash comes into the week ranked No. 15 in singles, while junior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) has moved up to No. 35 in the rankings. Sophomores Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) and Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) round out the ranked singles players for Virginia at No. 89 and No. 95, respectively.
In doubles, the duo of O’Dell and senior Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) come in ranked as the No. 41 tandem nationally.
A LOOK AT THE TIGERS
Clemson enters the weekend with a 9-3 record overall and is 1-1 in ACC play after beating Virginia Tech, but dropping a match with Wake Forest. The Tigers’ Ali DeSpain leads the team with a 19-5 mark on the season and is 9-2 in dual play, while Tate Schroeder has the most appearances at the top of the lineup with a 5-3 record at one singles. Clemson has not played since last weekend when the Tigers hosted a doubleheader, dropping the 7-0 match to the Demon Deacons before posting a 7-0 shutout of Western Carolina.
The only common opponent on the schedule so far for the two teams has been third-ranked Georgia, a team that beat the Cavaliers 4-2 in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships and beat Clemson 7-0 in their matchup.
Clemson does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.
THE SERIES WITH CLEMSON
Virginia and Clemson have faced each other 48 times in the history of the two programs with the Tigers holding a 37-11 edge in the all-time series. Last season, the Cavaliers took a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on the road. In that match, the Cavaliers took the doubles point before grabbing singles wins from Munera, O’Dell and then senior Meghan Kelley.
UP NEXT FOR THE CAVALIERS
Virginia will go back on the road next weekend to continue ACC competition with a match against No. 1 North Carolina on Friday (Feb. 28) and at No. 4 NC State on Sunday (March 1).