WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | Sports

UVa Women's Tennis Hosts National Team Indoor Championships

February 9, 2012

The Virginia Women's Tennis team will host the 2012 National Team Indoor Championships this weekend at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

Sixteen of the top teams from around the country will compete, including No. 3 Duke, No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Baylor, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 California, No. 8 North Carolina, No. 10 Michigan, No. 11 Miami, No. 12 Northwestern, No. 13 Georgia Tech, No. 14 Texas, No. 15 Clemson, No. 16 USC, No. 17 Tennessee and No. 23 Mississippi.

The Cavalier women are ranked ninth nationally and are the 7th seed in the tournament. They'll start things off Friday night against Northwestern, who the Wahoos defeated in the consolation round last season.

"I'm very excited, we have to be ready for them," Senior Lindsey Hardenbergh said. "They were missing a couple players last year so they're going to be battling. We've heard they're gunning for us."

Virginia is 5-0 on the season and enter the tournament with big wins over fellow entrants Texas and Tennessee at an invitational in New York.

"Just every single thing about that trip, on top of the great competitive tennis was incredible. The team was together like never before and I thought that was one of the most exciting trips that our team has ever taken," Coach Mark Guilbeau said.

"I feel like this is the best we've been in my four years here," Senior Emily Fraser added. "This is the most confident I've ever felt in our team and everyone's mindset is in a really good place and I feel really confident as the lineup goes down that everybody's able to win at their spot."

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139054124