Ninth-ranked ‘Hoos ease past Tigers, 6-1

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

The No. 9 Virginia women’s tennis team claimed the doubles point and five singles matches on the way to a 6-1 victory over No. 37 Clemson on Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Virginia (8-3, 2-1 ACC) won the doubles point with a pair of victories on courts two and three. The tandem of Vivian Glozman and Rosie Johanson turned in a 6-2 win on court three before the duo of Sofia Munera and Natasha Subhash would lock up the doubles point with a 6-3 win on court two.

The Cavaliers then clinched the match with three consecutive singles wins on courts one, four and two, respectively. Fifteenth-ranked Subhash turned in the quick 6-1, 6-2 victory at the top of the lineup before Glozman won her match 6-3, 6-2. Johanson, who is ranked No. 35 in singles, battled through a first-set tiebreak before clinching her match and the dual at two singles by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-3.

The remaining three matches all went to a third set with Clemson (9-4, 1-2) getting on the board with a win at six singles. Virginia then closed things out with No. 89 Amber O’Dell winning 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 at three singles before No. 95 Munera would win her match 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (0) at five singles.

HEAD COACH SARA O’LEARY ON THE MATCH

“I’m really proud of the way we played today on the quick turnaround after a tough match in Atlanta on Friday. The ladies were composed today and handled our first match outdoors with a high degree of professionalism and were able to get off to a good start against a tough Clemson team. It’s a great performance to build off of as we continue on the rest of our ACC schedule. I feel we got better as a team today and look forward to getting back in action next weekend.”

MATCH NOTES

  • Virginia won the doubles point for the 10th time in 11 matches this season.
  • The doubles tandem of Munera and Subhash improved to 11-2 this season and 9-2 in dual play.
  • With the win, the Cavaliers move to 12-37 all-time against Clemson and have won back-to-back matches.

UP NEXT FOR VIRGINIA

The Cavaliers go back out on the road next weekend for a pair of ACC contests against top-5 opponents. Virginia takes on No. 1 North Carolina at 3 p.m. on Friday before facing No. 4 NC State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

No. 9 Virginia 6, No. 37 Clemson 1

Singles

1. No. 15 Natasha Subhash def. Tate Schroeder (CU) – 6-1, 6-2

2. No. 35 Rosie Johanson def. Mackenzy Middlebrooks (CU) – 7-6 (4), 6-3

3. No. 89 Amber O’Dell def. Eleni Louka (CU) – 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

4. Vivian Glozman def. Ali DeSpain (CU) – 6-3, 6-2

5. No. 95 Sofia Munera def. Lana Sipek (CU) – 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (0)

6. Sydney Riley (CU) def. Chloe Gullickson – 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 6, 3, 5

Doubles

1. No. 41 Gullickson/O’Dell vs. Sydney Riley/Tate Schroeder (CU) – 3-5 (unfinished)

2. Munera/Subhash def. Louka/Middlebrooks (CU) – 6-3

3. Glozman/Johanson def. DeSpain/Sipek (CU) – 6-2

Order of Finish: 3, 2

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