CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 11 Virginia women’s tennis team (11-3, 4-1 ACC) picked up a 4-3 victory against No. 24 Notre Dame (10-6, 1-4 ACC) on Friday (March 17) at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.

Notre Dame won the doubles point and took a 3-1 lead in the match, but the Cavaliers won the final three singles courts to secure the victory on the home court. Hibah Shaikh won the clincher for the Cavaliers.

Virginia opened doubles play with a 6-2 victory by Mélodie Collard and Julia Adams on the top court, but the Fighting Irish won 7-5 and 6-2 on courts two and three to secure the point.

After Notre Dame picked up another point on singles court one, Natasha Subhash got the Cavaliers on the scoreboard with a 6-4, 6-2 win on court two against Julia Andreach. The Irish went up 3-1 with a victory on court five before Elaine Chervinsky finished a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory on court two.

The final two singles courts went to simultaneous tiebreakers to decide their second sets. Collard picked up a 7-4 victory in her breaker on court six to tie the match right before Shaikh won her tiebreaker on court four by that same score to secure the victory for the Cavaliers.


  • Virginia closes out the homestand by hosting Louisville (8-6, 0-4 ACC) on Sunday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m.

#11 Virginia 4, #24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3
Singles competition
1. #71 Page Freeman (ND-W) def. #44 Julia Adams (VA) 6-1, 6-0
2. #78 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. #115 Julia Andreach (ND-W) 6-4, 6-2
3. #124 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Yashna Yellayi (ND-W) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
4. #89 Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. Carrie Beckman (ND-W) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Bojana Pozder (ND-W) def. Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-3, 6-3
6. Melodie Collard (VA) def. Nibi Ghosh (ND-W) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition

  1. Melodie Collard/Julia Adams (VA) def. Page Freeman/Maria Olivia Castedo (ND-W) 6-2
  2. #46 Carrie Beckman/Julia Andreach (ND-W) def. Elaine Chervinsky/Natasha Subhash (VA) 7-5
  3. Rylie Hanford/Yashna Yellayi (ND-W) def. Hibah Shaikh/Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-2


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