CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia women’s tennis team (2-1) continues to play at home this weekend, hosting No. 18 South Carolina (3-2) in a 4 p.m. contest at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
Virginia home tennis matches are not open to the public.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can follow the action through live stats and a court-by-court live stream that are linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWomensTennis).
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE HOOS
The Cavaliers are coming off a victory over VCU on Thursday when Virginia defeated the Rams 7-0 at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Virginia picked up the doubles point with wins on courts one and three before sweeping through the singles matches on the way to the victory.
A LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina enters the weekend matchup with an overall record of 3-2 and are coming off a 4-1 win over Clemson on Thursday. It will be the fourth straight match against an ACC foe for the Gamecocks on Saturday who had dropped matches to No. 8 NC State and No. 12 Georgia Tech prior to the win over Clemson.
South Carolina has three players ranked in singles with No. 30 Megan Davies, No. 34 Mia Horvit and No. 93 Emma Shelton. In doubles, the Gamecocks have a pair of nationally-ranked tandems with the No. 20 pairing of Shelton and Silvia Chinellato and the No. 29 duo of Davies and Horvit.
VIRGINIA IN THE TEAM RANKINGS
The latest Oracle/ITA Team rankings came out on Wednesday with the Cavaliers coming in at No. 14 following the ITA Kickoff Weekend when Virginia split its matches. The next women’s team rankings will be released on Feb. 10.
VIRGINIA IN THE INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
The individual rankings remain unchanged this week with five players ranked in the initial singles rankings. Sophomore Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) leads the way at No. 11. She is joined by senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) at No. 47, freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) at No. 80, junior Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) at No. 91 and junior Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) at No. 104.
The Cavaliers have one doubles pairing in the preseason rankings with the duo of Johanson and senior Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) coming in at No. 31.
Navarro rounded out the rankings as she has been tabbed the No. 5 newcomer nationally.
UP NEXT FOR VIRGINIA
Virginia is scheduled to return to action when ACC competition begins against Duke on Feb. 19 with the first of a pair of weekend matches against ACC foes. The Cavaliers are set to face sixth-ranked Duke at 3 p.m. that Friday (Feb. 19) before hosting top-ranked North Carolina at noon on Sunday (Feb. 21).