CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  Members of the Virginia women’s tennis team are competing as individuals in singles and doubles matches this weekend at the Tennessee Fall Invitational tournament being held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30 in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Cavaliers will be competing against players from Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

They will be in the 2 p.m. session on Friday and Saturday and the 9 a.m. session on Sunday.

Melodie Collard, Julia Adams, Hibah Shaikh and Meggie Navarro will be competing in the tournament.

Live video streams will be available.

Additionally, two Cavaliers competed at the ITF World Tennis Tour 60K in Toronto, Canada.  Shaikh competed in qualifying, advancing to the qualifying final before falling. Freshman Annabelle Xu played in the main singles and doubles draws, falling in the first round of both.



The Cavaliers opened play on Friday afternoon by facing members of the host school, Tennessee. Collard and Adams won their doubles match, 8-2, and also picked up singles wins.


The Cavaliers won both doubles matches against Kentucky on the second day of action. Collard won 6-4, 7-6 (6) against Maialen Morante. Shaikh topped Lidia Gonzalez 6-1, 6-4.


Georgia Tech took both doubles matches and swept the three singles contests.

Julia Adams (VA) def. Rebeka Mertena (TENN) 1-6, 7-5, 10-7
Lauren Anzalotta (TENN) def. Hibah Shaikh (VA) 6-1, 6-2
Melodie Collard (VA) def. Elonara Molinaro (TENN) 7-6 (3), 6-1
Esther Adeshina (TENN) def. Meggie Navarro (VA) 6-1, 6-1
Florencia Urrutia (KENT) def. Julia Adams (VA) 6-1, 2-6, 12-10
Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. Lidia Gonzalez (KENT) 6-1, 6-4
Melodie Collard (VA) def. Maialen Morante (KENT) 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Amanda Miller (KENT) def. Meggie Navarro (VA) 0-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8
Mahak Jain (GT) def. Hibah Shaikh (VA) 6-2, 6-2
Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Melodie Collard (VA) 7-5, 4-0 (ret)
Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Meggie Navarro (VA) 6-1, 6-1

Collard/Adams (VA) def. Adeshina/Aulia (TENN) 8-2
Anzalotta/Mertena (TENN) def. Shaikh/Navarro (VA) 8-1
Collard/Adams (VA) def. Urrutia/Gonzalez (KENT) 8-4
Shaikh/Ziodato (VA) def. Mills/Eades  (KENT) 8-4
Bilshev/Cruz (GT) def. Collard/Ziodato (VA) 8-7 (2)
Marsh/Jain (GT) def. Shaikh/Navarro (VA) 8-5