Women’s Tennis: UVA comes up short against Michigan at ITA Indoors, 4-2

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The No. 7 Virginia women’s tennis team suffered a 4-2 loss against No. 12 Michigan in the Round of 16 at the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championship being held at the Seattle Tennis Center.

Michigan (5-0) won the doubles point and jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Cavaliers logged back-to-back victories on courts six and four to make it 3-2. The Wolverines’ Julie Fliegner closed out the match with a victory in the third set on court three.

Virginia (5-1) will face Pepperdine on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET in the first of two consolation matches. The Cavaliers will close play on Sunday.

Natasha Subhash and Annabelle Xu opened the match with a 6-0 victory on doubles court two. Michigan countered minutes later with a 6-1 win on the top court and then clinched the point with a 6-4 victory on court three.

Michigan built up a 3-0 lead with straight-set victories on courts one and two. Mélodie Collard put the Cavaliers on the board with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Andrea Cerdan. Xu followed with a 6-4, 7-5 win on court four.

The final two courts split first sets and were in battles in their final sets. Sara Ziodato battled back-and-forth against Fliegner before finally being edged 6-4.

Live video streams and live stats will be available for Saturday and Sunday’s matches.

ITA National Team Indoor Championship
Round of 16

1. #36 Jaedan Brown (MICH) def. #101 Natasha Subhash (VA) 6-2, 6-2
2. #68 Kari Miller (MICH) def. #79 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) 6-2, 6-3
3. #33 Julia Fliegner (MICH) def. Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
4. #94 Annabelle Xu (VA) def. #49 Lily Jones (MICH) 6-4, 7-5
5. #80 Hibah Shaikh (VA) vs. #98 Gala Mesochoritou (MICH) 6-3, 2-6, 5-5, unfinished
6. Melodie Collard (VA) def. Andrea Cerdan (MICH) 6-3, 6-3

1. #3 Jaedan Brown/Kari Miller (MICH) def. Julia Adams/Melodie Collard (VA) 6-1
2. Natasha Subhash/Annabelle Xu (VA) def. #50 Julia Fliegner/Lily Jones (MICH) 6-0
3. Nicole Hammond/Andrea Cerdan (MICH) def. Elaine Chervinsky/Sara Ziodato (VA) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,6,4,3)