CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 7 Virginia women’s tennis team (3-0) picked up a 7-0 victory against Richmond (0-1) on Friday (Jan. 21) at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.

The Cavaliers swept the singles matches in straight sets and won all three doubles matches.

This was the Cavaliers’ third 7-0 sweep of the season.


  • Freshman Elaine Chervinsky picked up her second 6-0, 6-0 victory of the season, topping Polina Shitikova by that score on court two
  • Senior Amber O’Dell also won 6-0, 6-0 on court four against Helene Heiberg
  • The Cavaliers only dropped three games in doubles, winning 6-0, 6-1, and 6-1
  • Sophomore Sara Ziodato played in her first dual match as a Cavalier, picking up a 6-2, 6-1 win on court five


  • The Cavaliers host ITA Kickoff Weekend matches next weekend with James Madison, Stanford and Arkansas vying for a spot at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships being held Feb. 18-21 in Seattle, Wash.
  • Virginia will face James Madison on Friday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. followed by Stanford and Arkansas at 6 p.m. The winners will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 with the consolation match to follow

#7 Virginia 7, Richmond 0

Singles competition

  1. Emma Navarro (VA) def. Emily Dunbar (RIC) 6-1, 6-0
  2. Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Polina Shitikova (RIC) 6-0, 6-0
  3. Sofia Munera (VA) def. Carly Cohen (RIC) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Amber O’Dell (VA) def. Helene Heiberg (RIC) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Sara Ziodato (VA) def. Marta Buendia (RIC) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. Sara Salemyr (RIC) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Emma Navarro/Amber O’Dell (VA) def. Emily Dunbar/Sara Salemyr (RIC) 6-0
  2. Elaine Chervinsky/Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Polina Shitikova/Carly Cohen (RIC) 6-1
  3. Sofia Munera/Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. Helene Heiberg/Marta Buendia (RIC) 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,6,3,5,4)
Attendance: 38 Time: 1:40