CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The Virginia women’s tennis team opens the fall portion of its schedule by hosting the Wahoowa Invitational tournament Friday through Sunday (Sept. 17-19) at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia opened the tournament, and fall individual season, with three singles victories and three doubles wins.

Freshmen Melodie Collard and Elaine Chervinsky both opened their collegiate careers with singles wins. They also partnered for a 6-2 victory over a team from Auburn in doubles.

Singles Results

Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. Selin Ovunc (Auburn) 6-1, 6-4
Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) def. Georgie Axon (Auburn) 7-6, 6-0
Sonia Smagina (Kansas) def. Amber O’Dell (Virginia) 6-4, 6-4
Hibah Shaikh (Virginia) def. M Manyoma-Velasquez (Kansas) 6-4, 7-5
Tiffany Legarde (Kansas) def. Nicole Kiefer (Virginia) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles Results

Elaine Chervinsky/Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. Selin Ovunc/Anastasia Astakhova (Auburn) 6-2
Natasha Subhash/Sofia Munera (Virginia) def. Georgie Axon/Madeline Meredith (Auburn) 7-6
Amber O’Dell/Nicole Kiefer (Virginia) def. Sonia Smagina/M Manyoma-Velasquez (Kansas) 6-4


Saturday 10 a.m. Players from NC State, Penn State, Auburn, Kansas
Saturday 2 p.m. Players from Virginia, Old Dominion

Sunday 10 a.m. Players from Old Dominion, Auburn, Kansas
Sunday 2 p.m. Players from Virginia, NC State, Penn State

Neither live scoring nor streaming video will be available for the matches, but fans are welcome to attend. Results will be posted on at the conclusion of play each day.