SEATTLE, Wash. –  The No. 7 Virginia women’s tennis team (5-1) suffered a 4-2 loss against No. 12 Michigan (5-0) in the Round of 16 at the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championship being held at the Seattle Tennis Center in Seattle, Washington.

Michigan won the doubles point and jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Cavaliers logged back-to-back victories on courts six and four to make it 3-2. The Wolverines’ Julie Fliegner closed out the match with a victory in the third set on court three.

Virginia will face either Pepperdine or North Carolina on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET in the first of two consolation matches. They will close play on Sunday.

Natasha Subhash and Annabelle Xu opened the match with a 6-0 victory on doubles court two. Michigan countered minutes later with a 6-1 win on the top court and then clinched the point with a 6-4 victory on court three.

Michigan built up a 3-0 lead with straight-set victories on courts one and two. Mélodie Collard put the Cavaliers on the board with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Andrea Cerdan. Xu followed with a 6-4, 7-5 win on court four.

The final two courts split first sets and were in battles in their final sets. Sara Ziodato battled back-and-forth against Fliegner before finally being edged 6-4.

Live video streams and live stats will be available for Saturday and Sunday’s matches.

#12 Michigan 4, #7 Virginia 2
Singles competition

  1. #36 Jaedan Brown (MICH) def. #101 Natasha Subhash (VA) 6-2, 6-2
  2. #68 Kari Miller (MICH) def. #79 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) 6-2, 6-3
  3. #33 Julia Fliegner (MICH) def. Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  4. #94 Annabelle Xu (VA) def. #49 Lily Jones (MICH) 6-4, 7-5
  5. #80 Hibah Shaikh (VA) vs. #98 Gala Mesochoritou (MICH) 6-3, 2-6, 5-5, unfinished
  6. Melodie Collard (VA) def. Andrea Cerdan (MICH) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. #3 Jaedan Brown/Kari Miller (MICH) def. Julia Adams/Melodie Collard (VA) 6-1
  2. Natasha Subhash/Annabelle Xu (VA) def. #50 Julia Fliegner/Lily Jones (MICH) 6-0
  3. Nicole Hammond/Andrea Cerdan (MICH) def. Elaine Chervinsky/Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,6,4,3)
ITA National Team Indoor Championship – Round of 16