Charlottesville, VA – The No. 12 Virginia women’s team won its quarterfinal match and lost in the semifinals during the first day of competition at the Cavalier Match Play tournament at Birdwood Golf course. No. 2 Duke will face No. 14 Virginia Tech in the event finals starting at 11:17 a.m. on Wednesday while the Cavaliers will battle Maryland starting at 8:45 a.m. for third place.
The Hoos downed NC State 5-0 during the morning round and fell to No. 14 Virginia Tech 3-2 in the afternoon.
In UVA’s quarterfinal win vs. the Wolfpack, Riley Smyth picked up a 2 Up victory against Monika Vicario, Celeste Valinho won 1 Up versus Isabel Amezcua, Beth Lillie won 3&1 playing Natalie Ambruester and Virginia Bossi defeated Inja Fric 2&1. Jennifer Cleary needed 21 holes to pick up her victory against Lea Klimentova.
Smyth recorded a 3 UP win against Virginia Tech’s Alyssa Montgomery and Virginia Bossi picked up a 19-hole win vs. Jessica Spicer for the Cavaliers two wins against the Hokies. UVA’s Lillie dropped a close match to Becca DiNunzio 1 Down, Valinho was defeated by the Hokies’ Keera Foocharoen 4 Down and Cleary lost to VT’s Emily Mahar 3 Down.
In other quarterfinal matches, No. 2 Duke dispatched Richmond 5-0, No. 14 Virginia Tech handed North Carolina a 3-2 loss and No. 20 Maryland downed Louisville 3-2.
In the consolation semifinals, Louisville defeated Richmond 4-1. Play was suspended due to darkness with North Carolina and NC State undecided.
The second round will resume at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Louisville will meet the winner of the UNC/NC State match starting at 9:25 a.m. The individual competition will start it final round at 10:05 a.m. The loser of the UNC/NC State match will meet Richmond starting at 10:37 a.m.
Duke def. Maryland 3-2
Virginia Tech def. Virginia 3-2
Louisville def. Richmond 4-1
North Carolina def. NC State 3-2
Duke def. Richmond 5-0
Virginia def. NC State 5-0
Virginia Tech def. North Carolina 3-2
Maryland 3-2 def. Louisville 3-2
Lois Kaye Go (SC) def. Phoebe Brinker (Duke) 22 Holes
Mimi Rhodes (WFU) def. Lauren Walsh (WFU) 2 Up
Vanessa Knecht (Wake Forest) def. Sky Sload (UVA) 3&2
Claire Hodges (UVA) defe. Mathilde Claisse (South Carolina) 1 Up
Phoebe Brinker (Duke) def. Sky Sload (UVA) 3&2
Lauren Walsh (Wake Forest) def. Claire Hodges (UVA) 8&7
Lois Kaye Go (South Carolina) def. Vanessa Knecht (Wake Forest) 2 Up
Mimi Rhodes (Wake Forest) defe. Mathilde Claisse (South Carolina) 1 Up