CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team (23-4) advanced to the second round of the 2024 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship with a 4-0 victory against LIU (11-6) on Saturday (May 4) on the indoor courts of the Boar’s Head Sports Center.

Virginia won the doubles point and took the middle three singles courts in straight sets in a 95-minute match. Senior Sara Ziodato won the clinching point.

The Cavaliers will host Princeton (16-8) on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the second-round. Admission is free.

Sophomore Annabelle Xu and senior Hibah Shaikh opened the match with a dominant 6-0 win on doubles court three. Ziodato and sophomore Meggie Navarro clinched the point on court two.

The Cavaliers wrapped up their three singles victories in rapid succession. Junior Mélodie Collard posted a 6-1, 6-1 win on court five, junior Elaine Chervinsky won 6-1, 6-0, and Ziodato went 6-3, 6-1 on three.


  • Virginia is the No. 5 seed in the tournament but is ranked No. 6 in the ITA rankings
  • Virginia and LIU faced one another last year in the first round, with UVA also winning that match 4-0
  • Virginia is 13-0 this season at home and has won 20 consecutive home matches going back to last season.
  • Virginia is 26-1 at home over the last two seasons
  • Princeton defeated Washington 4-3 in the first match of the regional
  • Princeton is No. 39 in the latest ITA Rankings. Washington is No. 27
  • Virginia leads the all-time series against Princeton 14-10 and has won the last seven meetings


  • Admission is free
  • The first 50 fans will receive a free pizza
  • The match will be covered in the Cracked Racquets Cross Court Cast on their YouTube Channel
  • Individual court streams will also be available on
  • Live scoring will be available for all of the matches
  • The match is scheduled to be played on the outdoor courts. Please monitor UVAWomensTennis social media accounts for any weather-related updates
  • The winner of the Charlottesville Regional will face the winner of the Columbus Regional (Ohio State, Vanderbilt)

#6 Virginia 4, LIU 0

Singles competition

  1. #24 Hibah Shaikh (VA) vs. Leo Boisseau (LIU) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
  2. #67 Annabelle Xu (VA) vs. Saki Oyama (LIU) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
  3. #91 Sara Ziodato (VA) def. Lucy Garrigues (LIU) 6-3, 6-1
  4. #125 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Jasmine Maduel (LIU) 6-1, 6-0
  5. Melodie Collard (VA) def. Mia Tsouklas (LIU) 6-1, 6-1
  6. Meggie Navarro (VA) vs. Clara Tardivel (LIU) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. #8 Melodie Collard/Elaine Chervinsky (VA) vs. Leo Boisseau/Lucy Garrigues (LIU) 5-4, unfinished
  2. #88 Sara Ziodato/Meggie Navarro (VA) def. Saki Oyama/Katya Jorjoliani (LIU) 6-2
  3. Hibah Shaikh/Annabelle Xu (VA) def. Clara Tardivel/Mia Tsouklas (LIU) 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,3)
T-1:35 A-146