Women’s Tennis: No. 5 UVA blanks Clemson, 4-0

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The No. 5 Virginia women’s tennis team picked up a 4-0 victory at Clemson on Sunday at the Duckworth Family Tennis Center.

The Cavaliers (12-2, 4-0 ACC) won the doubles point and logged victories at singles courts one, two and six.

Senior Hibah Shaikh and grad student Natasha Subhash opened the match with a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Juniors Elaine Chervinsky and Mélodie Collard clinched the point with a 6-4 win on the top court.

UVA went up 2-0 when Cristina Mavorova retired from court one. She was trailing 5-2 in the first set at the time of her retirement. Shaikh made it 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-2 win on court two. Collard clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at six.

Clemson (8-4, 1-2) is No. 51 in the most recent ITA team rankings.


Virginia has a bye next weekend. The Cavaliers return to action on Thursday, March 14, playing at Virginia Tech in a Smithfield Commonwealth Clash match. Virginia’s next home match is Friday, March 22 when it hosts Syracuse.


1. #113 Annabelle Xu (VA) def. Cristina Mayorova (CU) 5-2, retired
2. #20 Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. Daniella Medvedeva (CU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Jenna Thompson (CU) vs. Natasha Subhash (VA) 5-7, 1-0, unfinished
4. Sophia Hatton (CU) vs. #72 Sara Ziodato (VA) 3-6, 4-1, unfinished
5. Leigh Van Zyl (CU) vs. #65 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) 3-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. #92 Melodie Collard (VA) def. Alexandra Anttila (CU) 6-3, 6-1

1. #20 Elaine Chervinsky/Melodie Collard (VA) def. Leigh Van Zyl/Cristina Mayorova (CU) 6-4
2. #17 Hibah Shaikh/Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Sophia Hatton/Alina Tsyurpalevych (CU) 6-1
3. Alexandra Anttila/Jenna Thompson (CU) vs. Annabelle Xu/Sara Ziodato (VA) 5-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,6)