‘Hoos edged by Florida State in top-10 battle, 4-3

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Virginia’s Rosie Johanson (Photo: UVA Athletics)

The Virginia women’s tennis team came up just short in a battle against No. 4 Florida State, falling 4-3 to the Seminoles on Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Florida State (14-3, 6-1 ACC) captured the doubles point, but the Cavaliers (10-5, 4-3) came back to tie the match with a 6-3, 6-0 victory by sophomore Sofia Munera on court four. Florida State pushed back ahead 2-1 with a win on singles court two, but again Virginia answered, tying the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory by freshman Natasha Subhash on the top court. Senior Chloe Gullickson gutted out a 6-3, 7-5 victory on court five to give UVA its first lead of the match, 3-2, putting the fate of the contest in two very close matches on courts three and six.

On court six, junior Vivian Glozman lost her first set in a tiebreaker and battled through the second set, which was on serve, 6-5, before Alice Amendola came up with the break to take the second set 7-5 and tie the match score at three.

On court three, sophomore Amber O’Dell won her first set 7-5, but Victoria Allen took the second set, 6-3, to force the decider. The match was on-serve at 4-4 when O’Dell picked up a break to take a 5-4 lead. Allen broke back, winning a deuce point to put it back on serve and then held to take a 6-5 lead. Allen broke O’Dell’s serve again to win the set 7-5, clinching the match and the overall victory for the Seminoles.

MATCH NOTES

  • Redshirt junior Rosie Johanson and Glozman were leading their doubles match on court two, 5-2, when Florida State’s Emmanuelle Salas retired with an injury
  • Subhash improved to 26-6 in singles and 11-4 on court one, winning her fifth match in a row
  • Munera improved to 21-11 in singles and picked up her 10th dual match victory
  • This was the Cavaliers’ fourth-consecutive match against a top-25 opponent and its third time playing a top-10 team in that same span

ON THE HORIZON

  • Virginia travels to Orlando, Fla., to take on Northwestern in a neutral-site match at the USTA National Campus on Saturday at 10 a.m.

No. 4 Florida State 4, No. 10 Virginia 3

Singles

1. No. 10 Natasha Subhash def. Petra Hule (FS) – 6-2, 6-4

2. No. 104 Nandini Das (FS) def. No. 47 Rosie Johanson – 6-3, 6-2

3. No. 80 Victoria Allen (FS) def. No. 95 Amber O’Dell – 5-7, 6-3, 7-5

4. No. 86 Sofia Munera def. No. 115 Sasha Hill (FS) – 6-3, 6-0

5. Chloe Gullickson def. Andrea Garcia (FS) – 6-3, 7-5

6. Alice Amendola (FS) def. Vivian Glozman – 7-6 (2), 7-5

Order of finish: 4,2,1,5,6,3

Doubles

1. No. 11 Hule/Allen (FS) def. No. 51 O’Dell/Gullickson – 6-3

2. Johanson/Glozman def. Emmanuelle Salas/Hill (FS) – 5-2, retired

3. Das/Garcia (FS) def. Subhash/Munera – 6-4

Order of finish: 2,1,3

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