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Four Cavaliers competed at the Fall Ranked Spotlight Tournament

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Junior Natasha Subhash, sophomore Hibah Shaikh and freshen Melodie Collard and Elaine Chervinsky competed at the Woflpack Invitational Fall Ranked Spotlight tournament at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.

The tournament includes two ranked players plus two additional from each team. Host NC State, UCF, Tennessee, Ohio State, South Carolina, Miami, Michigan, USC, Duke, Oklahoma, UNC, and Princeton all had players competing.

Both Collard and Chervinsky advanced to the Round of 16 of the A singles draw. Subhash also competed in the A singles draw while Shaikh played in the B draw.

THURSDAY – The tournament opened with two doubles matches for each player on Thursday night. Hibah Shaikh and Melodie Collard topped a Princeton tandem in their second match while Natasha Subhash and Elaine Chervinsky dropped both of their matches.

FRIDAY – Melodie Collard and Elaine Chervinsky both won their opening singles matches, but dropped their second. All four players will be in back-draw matches for the remainder of the singles tournament. Hibah Shaikh began her backdraw by outdueling Elonara Molinaro of Tennessee 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

SATURDAY – Natasha Subhash picked up a pair of singles wins, topping Grace Piper of USC 7-5, 6-7, 10-6 and Megan Davies of South Carolina 6-4, 6-4.

SUNDAY – The Cavaliers closed out the weekend with dominant victories in unbracketed doubles matches. Shaikh and Collared teamed up for a 6-1 victory againt a team from Tennessee while Chervinsky and Subhash won 6-0 against a pair from Princeton.

Singles competition

32 Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. Ayana Akli (South Carolina) 6-3, 7-5
16 Carson Tanguilig (North Carolina) def. Melodie Collard (Virginia) 6-4, 7-6
c Irina Cantos Siemers (Ohio State) def. Melodie Collard (Virginia) 6-1, 6-1
c Nicole Hammond (Michigan) def. Melodie Collard (Virginia) 6-2, 6-4
c Jaedan Brown (Michigan) def. Melodie Collard (Virginia) 6-2, 6-3

32 Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) def. Megan Davies (South Carolina) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
16 Alana Smith (NC State Wolfpack) def. Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) 7-6, 6-2
c Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) def. Isabella Pfennig (Miami) 6-3, 6-4
c Chloe Beck (Duke) def. Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) 6-4, 6-2
c Kari Miller (Michigan) def. Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) 6-1, 6-4

32 Daria Frayman (Princeton) def. Natasha Subhash (Virginia) 6-2, 6-3
c Evgeniya Levashova (UCF) def. Natasha Subhash (Virginia) 6-3, 7-6
c Natasha Subhash (Virginia) def. Grace Piper (USC) 7-5, 6-7, 10-6
c Natasha Subhash (Virginia) def. Megan Davies (South Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
c Ayana Akli (South Carolina) def. Natasha Subhash (Virginia) 7-5, 7-5

32 Neha Velaga (Princeton) def. Hibah Shaikh (Virginia) 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
c Hibah Shaikh (Virginia) def. Elonara Molinaro (Tennessee) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
c Marcelina Podlinska (Oklahoma) def. Hibah Shaikh (Virginia) 6-3, 6-2
c Diana Khodan (Miami) def. Hibah Shaikh (Virginia) 2-6, 7-5, 10-5

Doubles competition

Marie Mattel/Nandini Sharma (UCF) def. Hibah Shaikh/Melodie Collard (Virginia) 7-6 (5-0)

L Marzal Martinez/Luna Dormet (Ohio State) def. Natasha Subhash/Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) 6-3

Hibah Shaikh/Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. Victoria Hu/Neha Velaga (Princeton) 6-4

Elonara Molinaro/Tenika McGiffin (Tennessee) def. Natasha Subhash/Elaine Chervinsky (Virginia) 6-4

Hibah Shaikh/Melodie Collard (Virginia) def. Tenika McGiffin/Elonara Molinaro (Tennessee) 6-1

Elaine Chervinsky/Natasha Subhash (Virginia) def. Victoria Hu/Neha Velaga (Princeton) 6-0

 

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