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No. 31 Virginia Splits Weekend Matches; Earns 6-seed in ACCs

The No. 31 Virginia women’s tennis team wrapped up its regular season this weekend with a 5-2 victory over No. 25 Georgia Tech and a narrow 4-3 defeat at the hands of No. 8 Clemson.  With the win over the Yellow Jackets, Virginia tied a school record 6 ACC wins, and at 13-8, 6-5 ACC, has its first winning conference record since 2006.  The Cavaliers secured a six-seed in the upcoming ACC Championships.

At Georgia Tech, Virginia took the doubles point, winning at all three spots, including an upset at No. 1 with #35 Jennifer Stevens / Hana Tomljanovic over Georgia Tech’s #25 Irina Falconi / Sasha Krupina.  Virginia also picked up four of the six singles matches, falling at No. 1 (against the top-ranked player in the country) and No. 3.

Against Clemson, the Wahoos won half of the singles points, but failed to pick up the doubles point in a narrow 3-4 loss.  Emily Fraser pulled off the upset over #71 Keri Wong at No. 2

Virginia opens ACC Championship play this Thursday as the 6 seed against 11th-seeded Boston College.  The winner will move on to face 3rd-seeded Clemson on Friday.