April 8, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 29 Virginia women’s tennis team downed No. 70 Florida State 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. FSU dropped to 8-11 on the season and 1-8 in ACC play; the Cavaliers improve to 10-7 on the year and evened their conference record at 4-4.
The Cavaliers started the match by winning the doubles point. The No. 11 ranked team of Kristen James and Lori Stern cruised to an 8-2 win over junior Caroline Hammond and Amanda Rales secured the opening point for Virginia with their 8-4 win over freshman Rachel DelPriore and Lara Alexander of UVa completed the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win over senior Alina Mihailescu and sophomore Tapiwa Marobela.
Marobela won her second straight match and secured the lone point for the Seminoles at No. 5 singles where she upended Alexander 7-5, 6-2.
In singles, the Cavaliers extended their lead to 2-0 as Hammond downed freshman Lindsey Pereira defeated Mansour 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 4 position. After Florida State recorded a win at No. 5 singles, Stern clinched the dual match for Virginia as she completed a 6-4, 7-6 with over Mihailescu at No. 4 singles. Virginia closed out the match by taking the matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, where DelPriore and James each won in three sets over Rynarzewska and Slater.
Florida State completes its ACC road schedule on Sunday as the Seminoles travel to Virginia Tech for a 10:00 a.m. match.
No. 29 Virginia 6, No. 70 Florida State 1
1) #11 Stern/James (UVa) def. Eber/Slater (FSU) 8-2
2) Hammond/Rales (UVa) def.Rynarzewska/Mansour (FSU) 8-4
3) DelPriore/Alexander (UVa) def. Mihailescu/Marobela (FSU) 8-6
1) Kristen James (UVa) def. Lori Stern (UVa) def. Caroline Hammond (UVa) def. Lisa Nystrom Skold (FSU) 6-3, 6-1