September 17, 2012

KVITASHVILI SHINES AS RAMS POST STRONG SHOWING AT UVA FALL INVITE

EVENT: UVA Invitational (Charlottesville, Va.)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Sophomore Salome Kvitashvili won four matches on her way to winning her flight at the UVA Invitational over the weekend. She beat Dana Oppinger of Marshall, Li Xi of Virginia, Tooli Wilkins of UNC Greensboro, and Erin Veirra of Virginia. Kvitashvili, won all of her matches in straight sets.
  • Also leading the Rams was sophomore Olga Terteac, who only dropped one match on her way to a third place finish in the event. She picked up wins over Wake Forest's Alexa Retolaza, Virginia's Hana Tomljanovic, and Winthrop's Andressa Garcia.
  • After dropping her first match, Olga Barshchevskaya rallied to win three straight matches, and claim the consolation championship for her flight. Along the way, Barshchevskaya posted wins over Leeza Nemchinov of William & Mary, Maria Vosekova of Marshall, and Katerina Popova of South Carolina.
  • The Rams also picked up two doubles wins, while shuffling with some of the doubles parings. The pair of Kvitashvili and Terteac had a win over South Carolina's Popova, and Josephin Anderson. While the duo of senior Josefin Hjertquist and Barshchevskaya posted a win over Furman's Katherine Oudin and Amanda Murry.

RESULTS:
Olga Terteac
W, Alexa Retolaza, Wake Forest (6-2, 6-0)
W, Hana Tomljanovic, Virginia (6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5))
L, Jaklin Alawi, South Carolina (6-1, 6-1)
W, Andressa Garcia, Winthrop (6-4, 6-0)

Josefin Hjertquist
L, Garcia, Winthrop (6-3, 7-6)
L, Maria Fuccillo, Virginia (3-6, 6-4, 10-7)
L, Li Xi, Virginia, (2-6, 7-6, 10-8)

Darya Yakauleva
L, Dominika Zaprazna, Marshall (6-4,6-1)
L, Nina Vulovich, William & Mary (6-1, 5-7, 10-8)
L, Maci Epstein, Virginia, (7-5, 6-3)

Salome Kvitashvili
W, Dana Oppinger, Marshall (6-1, 7-6 (3))
W, Xi, Virginia, (7-6 (4), 6-3)
W, Tooli Wilkins, UNC Greensboro (6-3, 6-1)
W, Erin Vierra, Virginia (7-5, 3-0, ret.)

Olga Barshchevskaya
L, Yasmine Alkema, Winthrop (6-4, 5-7, 6-0)
W, Leeza Nemchinov, William & Mary (6-3, 6-0)
W, Maria Voscekova, Marshall (4-6, 6-3, 10-7)
W, Katerina Popova, South Carolina (3-6, 6-3, 10-8)

Hjertquist/Barshchevskaya
W, Katherine Oudin/Amanda Murry, Furman (8-3)
L, Kathryn Talbert/Kasey Gardiner, Wake Forest (9-8 (3))

Kvitashvili/Terteac
W, Katerina Popova/Josefin Anderson, South Carolina (8-4)
L, Zaprazna/ Voscekova, Marshall (9-7)

Yakauleva/Barshchevskaya
L, Wilkins/AlexWhitehead, UNC Greensboro (8-5)

WHAT'S AHEAD:
VCU will have two weekends off, before heading to Williamsburg, Va. for the William & Mary Invitational Oct. 5-7.

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