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No. 14 Virginia Handles VCU at Home

No. 14 Virginia beat in-state rival VCU 6-1 Friday. Virginia improved to 2-0 by winning the doubles point and five of six singles matches.

The Cavaliers claimed the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 3. No. 8 Julia Elbaba and Rachel Pierson won 6-3 at No. 1. Sophomores Stephanie Nauta and Maci Epstein clinched the point with a 6-3 win at No. 3.

No. 43 Pierson gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3. No. 85 Nauta made it 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4. Epstein clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5.

No. 11 Elbaba won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and No. 28 Danielle Collins added a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2. Li Xi dropped a 4-6, 6-0, 10-7 decision at No. 6.

The Cavaliers host South Carolina on Sunday at Noon.

#14 Virginia 6, VCU 1
Singles
1. #14 Julia Elbaba (UVA) def. Cindy Chala (VCU) 6-1, 6-2
2. #28 Danielle Collins (UVA) def. #81 Yukako Noi (VCU) 6-4, 6-4
3. #43 Rachel Pierson (UVA) def. Ludivine Burguiere (VCU) 6-1, 6-2
4. #85 Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Maci Epstein (UVA) def. Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Li Xi (UVA) def. Daria Yakauleva (VCU) 6-4, 0-6, 10-7
Doubles
1. Elbaba/Pierson (UVA) def. Chala/Burguiere (VCU) 6-3
2. Xi/Collins (UVA) vs. Yakauleva/Barscheuskaya (VCU) 5-2, DNF
3. Nauta/Epstein (UVA) def. Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU) 6-3


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