SEATTLE –  The No. 11 Virginia women’s tennis team (7-2) suffered a 4-1 loss against 4-seed Michigan (7-1) on Saturday (Feb. 10) in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Wash.

Senior Hibah Shaikh picked up the point for the Cavaliers with a win on the top singles court, topping No. 9 Kari Miller 6-3, 6-4. It was the second victory against a top 10 opponent for Shaikh in the tournament as she handed No. 6 Savannah Broadus of Pepperdine her first loss in a dual match since the 2022 season during Friday’s opener.

This was the second meeting in seven days between Virginia and Michigan. The Wolverines won 5-2 last Saturday (Feb. 3) in Ann Arbor. Despite it being the second time in a week that the teams played one another, none of the singles match-ups were the same as the week before.

Three of the six singles matches went to first set tiebreakers, with Michigan winning those on five and six and Virginia taking court two. Collard, who dropped one of those tiebreakers, came back to win her second set 6-4.

The Wolverines made it 3-0 with straight-set wins on courts four and five. After Shaikh closed out her win at one, Jaedan Brown clinched the match with a three-set victory on court four.

Michigan was the No. 4 seed in the tournament but is ranked No. 5 in the ITA team rankings. Only the top eight teams are seeded.

Virginia will close out the tournament by playing a consolation match on Sunday afternoon. Opponent and time are to be determined.

#5 Michigan 4, #11 Virginia 1
Singles competition

  1. #41 Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. #9 Kari Miller (MICH) 6-3, 6-4
  2. #19 Julia Fliegner (MICH) vs. #101 Annabelle Xu (VA) 6-7 (5-7), 4-4, unfinished
  3. Jaedan Brown (MICH) def. #72 Sara Ziodato (VA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
  4. #124 Gala Mesochoritou (MICH) def. Natasha Subhash (VA) 6-4, 6-1
  5. #57 Lily Jones (MICH) def. Elaine Chervinsky (VA) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
  6. Piper Charney (MICH) vs. #93 Melodie Collard (VA) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. #5 Jaedan Brown/Kari Miller (MICH) def. #44 Melodie Collard/Elaine Chervinsky (VA) 6-2
  2. Lily Jones/Anna Ross (MICH) vs. #60 Natasha Subhash/Hibah Shaikh (VA) 3-5, unfinished
  3. Reese Miller/Piper Charney (MICH) def. Sara Ziodato/Annabelle Xu (VA) 6-3

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