CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 9 Virginia women’s tennis team (8-3, 2-1 ACC) claimed the doubles point and five singles matches on the way to a 6-1 victory over No. 37 Clemson (9-4, 1-2 ACC) on Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.
Virginia won the doubles point with a pair of victories on courts two and three. The tandem of Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) and Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) turned in a 6-2 win on court three before the duo of Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) and Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) would lock up the doubles point with a 6-3 win on court two.
The Cavaliers then clinched the match with three consecutive singles wins on courts one, four and two, respectively. Fifteenth-ranked Subhash turned in the quick 6-1, 6-2 victory at the top of the lineup before Glozman won her match 6-3, 6-2. Johanson, who is ranked No. 35 in singles, battled through a first-set tiebreak before clinching her match and the dual at two singles by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-3.
The remaining three matches all went to a third set with Clemson getting on the board with a win at six singles. Virginia then closed things out with No. 89 Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) winning 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 at three singles before No. 95 Munera would win her match 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (0) at five singles.
HEAD COACH SARA O’LEARY ON THE MATCH
“I’m really proud of the way we played today on the quick turnaround after a tough match in Atlanta on Friday. The ladies were composed today and handled our first match outdoors with a high degree of professionalism and were able to get off to a good start against a tough Clemson team. It’s a great performance to build off of as we continue on the rest of our ACC schedule. I feel we got better as a team today and look forward to getting back in action next weekend.”
- Virginia won the doubles point for the 10th time in 11 matches this season.
- The doubles tandem of Munera and Subhash improved to 11-2 this season and 9-2 in dual play.
- With the win, the Cavaliers move to 12-37 all-time against Clemson and have won back-to-back matches.
UP NEXT FOR VIRGINIA
The Cavaliers go back out on the road next weekend for a pair of ACC contests against top-5 opponents. Virginia takes on No. 1 North Carolina at 3 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 28) before facing No. 4 NC State at 1 p.m. on Sunday (March 1).
No. 9 Virginia 6, No. 37 Clemson 1
1. No. 15 Natasha Subhash def. Tate Schroeder (CU) – 6-1, 6-2
2. No. 35 Rosie Johanson def. Mackenzy Middlebrooks (CU) – 7-6 (4), 6-3
3. No. 89 Amber O’Dell def. Eleni Louka (CU) – 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
4. Vivian Glozman def. Ali DeSpain (CU) – 6-3, 6-2
5. No. 95 Sofia Munera def. Lana Sipek (CU) – 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (0)
6. Sydney Riley (CU) def. Chloe Gullickson – 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 6, 3, 5
1. No. 41 Chloe Gullickson/Amber O’Dell vs. Sydney Riley/Tate Schroeder (CU) – 3-5 (unfinished)
2. Sofia Munera/Natasha Subhash def. Eleni Louka/Mackenzy Middlebrooks (CU) – 6-3
3. Vivian Glozman/Rosie Johanson def. Ali DeSpain/Lana Sipek (CU) – 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2