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Virginia advances to NCAA Second Round

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The No. 13 Virginia women’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship after winning 4-0 against LIU on Friday on the indoor courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.

The Cavaliers (15-6) will face No. 15 Tennessee (17-8) on Saturday (May 8) at 4 p.m. in the second round. Tennessee won 4-0 against JMU in the first match of the day at the Charlottesville Regional to advance.

The Cavaliers opened the match with dominant 6-0 and 6-1 victories on doubles courts two and three to take the 1-0 lead.

Freshman Hibah Shaikh (Fairfax, Va.) made it a 2-0 advantage with a 6-1, 6-0 win against Elinor Storkaas on court four. Moments later, senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, Canada) completed a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Victoria Erechtchenko to make it 3-0. Two minutes later, Navarro closed out a 6-2, 6-1 win against Sofiya Kuzina to finish off the match.

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