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Cavs Crush Clemson, Earn Sixth Straight Win


No. 9 Virginia completed its two-match sweep during Senior Weekend and stretched its winning streak to six matches with a 5-2 win over No. 15 Clemson Sunday at Snyder Tennis Center. Virginia improved its record to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the ACC.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point and received singles wins from Julia Elbaba, Rachel Pierson, Stephanie Nauta and Caryssa Peretz.

Virginia claimed the competitive doubles point with wins at Nos. 3 and 2. Danielle Collins and Maci Epstein won 8-4 on court three. Clemson’s Yana Koroleva and Beatrice Gumulya beat No. 9 Elbaba and Pierson on court one before Nauta and Li Xi clinched the point with an 8-7 win, including a 7-3 score in the tiebreaker on court two.

No. 3 Elbaba posted an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win on court one and Virginia gained a 3-1 lead on No. 50 Pierson’s 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 win on court four.

Nauta clinched the win with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win on court three. Peretz made the final score 5-2 with a 7-6(4), 6-2 win on court six.

Seniors Marjorie Baker, Clare Spooner, Peretz and Xi were honored in a pre-match ceremony.

#9 Virginia 5, #15 Clemson 2
Doubles
1. #26 Koroleva/Gumulya (CU) def. #9 Elbaba/Pierson (UVa) 8-6
2. Nauta/Xi (UVa) def. #78 Koelzer/Dewar (CU) 8-7(3)
3. Collins/Epstein (UVa) def. Miao/Rompies (CU) 8-4
Singles
1. #3 Julia Elbaba (UVa) def. #46 Yana Koroleva (CU) 6-4, 6-4
2. #64 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. #33 Danielle Collins (UVa) vs. 7-6(5), 7-5
3. #45 Stephanie Nauta (UVa) def. #111 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. #50 Rachel Pierson (UVa) def. #93 Tristen Dewar (CU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Maci Epstein (UVa) 6-3, 6-3
6. Caryssa Peretz (UVa) def. Yuilynn Miao (CU) 7-6(4), 6-2


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