The Virginia women's tennis team's NCAA team title came to an end yesterday to a familiar foe, the Duke Blue Devils. Duke, the reigning NCAA champions, advanced to the round of 16 after topping Virginia 4-1. This is the second time the Cavaliers have fallen to the despicable devils this season, hosting a 2-5 defeat early April.
Emily Fraser was the only Wahoo to score a point on Sunday, defeating Duke's Elizabeth Plotkin 6-2, 6-3 at the 2 spot.
The good news, I suppose, is that the season is not completely over for the Cavaliers. At least, not for one Cavalier. Lindsey Hardenbergh received an at-large bid and will be competing in the individual singles championship beginning May 27 in Athens, Georgia. Lindsey lost this weekend at No. 1, 6-2, 6-3.
"Even in losing, I feel good about this group because of the character and desire they have shown," said head coach Mark Guilbeau. "We now need to be able to take that next step as a program where we are hosting this event as a seed and advancing to the round of 16."