CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team (17-5, 10-3 ACC) begins the postseason by competing at the 2023 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
The Cavaliers earned the No. 4 seed in the championship and have a double-bye into the quarterfinals. The Cavaliers will face 5-seed Miami on Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
- Quarterfinals – Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.
- Semifinals, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.
- Final, Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.
- Live scoring will be available for all of the matches
- Live court streams will be available for Friday’s quarterfinal match
- ACCNX broadcasts will be available for Saturday’s semifinal match and Sunday’s championship. ACCNX is available to stream through the ESPN app. It is available through participating TV providers that carry ACC Network
NOTING THE CAVALIERS
- Virginia is No. 10 in this week’s ITA team rankings
- Virginia has won 11 of its last 13 matches
- Virginia has won the doubles point in 12 of its last 15 matches
- Sara O’Leary closed out the regular season by picking up the 100th win in her Virginia career, becoming the third coach in program history to reach the milestone
- Sara Ziodato comes into the tournament having won her last six singles matches and is 8-2 in her last 10. She leads the team with 25 singles wins this season
- Natasha Subhash has also passed the 20-win mark in singles, going 20-7
- Annabelle Xu came back from a nearly two-month absence due to injury. She returned to action by partnering with Sara Ziodato in doubles against Virginia Tech on April 6 and returned to singles play with a win against Abigail Rencheli of NC State on April 14. Xu is 12-2 in singles overall and 7-0 in dual matches
- Julia Adams paces the team in doubles victories with 28. She comes into the weekend with 99 career victories in doubles. Adams played four years at Furman before coming to UVA as a grad student this season
- Adams and Mélodie Collard are 17-3 at No. 1 doubles this season and went 11-2 in conference play
- Subhash and Elaine Chervinsky are looking for their 20th win of the season as a doubles team with a 19-6 record. They went 9-2 in ACC play
- Miami is No. 13 in this week’s ITA team rankings. North Carolina remains No. 1
- The ACC has eight teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the ITA team rankings
VIRGINIA & ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
- This is the third-straight year UVA has been the No. 4 seed in the tournament. UVA was also the No. 4 seed in 2015 when it last won the title
- Last season, the Cavaliers upset No. 1 North Carolina 4-2 in the semifinals to advance to the championship match where they fell 4-1 against Duke
- Virginia has made three trips to the finals since 1990 (the present format for the championship) winning the title in 2014 and 2015
- UVA also has two runner-up finishes in previous tournament formats in 1978 and 1989
- Sara O’Leary is looking for her first conference championship as a head coach. Her Davidson Wildcats made the conference final in her second of three seasons there (2016)
- Prior to taking over the Davidson program, O’Leary was an assistant coach at North Carolina, her alma mater, from August 2008 to June 2014. In 2011, O’Leary was named ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year after North Carolina won its first ACC title in nine years and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. UNC was the ACC runner-up in 2010 and 2012 while O’Leary was there