'Hoos Top Georgia Tech in ACC Action

The No. 9 Virginia women's tennis team beat No. 27 Georgia Tech 4-2 in ACC play Saturday at Snyder Tennis Center.

The Cavaliers improved to 14-4 overall and 8-1 ACC with their fifth consecutive win, while Georgia Tech fell to 8-7 on the season and 5-4 in the conference.

UVa won the doubles point and received singles wins from Danielle Collins, Julia Elbaba and Rachel Pierson.

Virginia claimed the doubles points with wins at Nos. 2 and 3. Stephanie Nauta and Li Xi beat Natasha Prokhnevska and Muriel Wacker 8-3 on court two. Collins and Maci Epstein clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Rasheeda McAdoo and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer on court three.

No. 33 Collins made it 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Prokhnevska on court two. Georgia Tech claimed wins at Nos. 5 and 6 to tie the score.

The Cavaliers took hold of the match with wins at Nos. 1 and 4. No. 3 Elbaba beat Woodard 6-3, 6-4 on court one and No. 50 Pierson clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-0 win over McAdoo on court four.

Virginia hosts No. 15 Clemson on Sunday. First serve is set for 12 p.m. at Snyder Tennis Center. Seniors Marjorie Baker, Clare Spooner, Caryssa Peretz and Xi will be honored in a pre-match ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

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