UVA tennis announces 2014-2015 schedule: The Virginia women’s tennis team announced its 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 10). The Cavaliers will participate in at least six fall tournaments. They also will host the 2015 ITA Women’s Tennis National Indoor Championships and 12 other dual matches during the spring season.
Virginia’s schedule is highlighted by 11 matches against 2014 NCAA Tournament teams: home contests against Georgia, Miami, Florida State, South Carolina and VCU, and road matches at Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Baylor, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.
The Cavaliers will host Syracuse (Feb. 21), Boston College (Feb. 22), Florida State (March 8), Miami (March 27), Wake Forest (March 29), Virginia Tech (April 18) and NC State (April 19). UVa travels to Pittsburgh (Feb. 27), Notre Dame (March 1), Clemson (March 20), Duke (March 22), Louisville (April 4), North Carolina (April 10) and Georgia Tech (April 12).
Virginia hosts VCU (Jan. 18), Utah (Jan. 22), South Carolina (Jan. 31), Georgia (Feb. 2) and George Washington (March 8) in non-conference action. The Cavaliers travel to Baylor (Jan. 24) for their lone non-league road match.
In 2013-14, the Cavaliers captured their first ACC regular season and tournament championships and made their first NCAA quarterfinal appearance in school history en route to a school-best 24-6 record. All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and reigning NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas), Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Marie Faure (Toulouse, France) return from last season’s squad. Newcomers Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) joined the team this fall.
2015 Virginia Women’s Tennis Dual Match Schedule
Jan. 18-VCU-12 p.m.
Jan. 22-Utah-4 p.m.
Jan. 24-at Baylor-7 p.m.
Jan. 31-South Carolina-12 p.m.
Feb. 2-Georgia-6 p.m.
Feb. 6-9-ITA National Team Indoors-All Day
Feb. 21-Syracuse *-12 p.m.
Feb. 22-Boston College *-11 a.m.
Feb. 27-at Pittsburgh *-TBD
March 1-at Notre Dame *-TBD
March 8-Florida State *-11 a.m.
March 8 -George Washington-4 p.m.
March 20-at Clemson *-TBD
March 22-at Duke *-11 a.m.
March 27-Miami *-3:30 p.m.
March 29-Wake Forest *-12 p.m.
April 4-at Louisville *-12 p.m.
April 10-at North Carolina *-TBD
April 12-at George Tech *-12 p.m.
April 18-Virginia Tech *-12 p.m.
April 19-NC State *-12 p.m.
April 22-26-at ACC Championships (Cary, N.C.)-TBD
May 8-10-NCAA Regionals (TBD)-TBD
May 15-25-NCAA Championships (Waco, Texas)-TBD
All times Eastern
Times and dates subject to change
* – ACC match
McCarthy fires 68 in opening round of World Amateur Team Championship: Virginia senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 4-under 68 to help Team USA finish the first day of play at the World Amateur Team Championships tied for sixth place. The 69-team tournament is taking place in Karuizawa, Japan.
McCarthy went bogey-free during his opening round to help Team USA finish the day at 8-under 136. Texas sophomore Beau Hossler also shot 68 while SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau shot 69.
In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.
Canada, Sweden and Switzerland led the tournament at 10-under 134. The Swiss team includes 2014 UVa graduate Ben Rusch, who shot 68.
“I kept my card clean,” McCarthy said. “Anytime you can go bogey-free, it is a pretty solid day. I holed a lot of nice putts. It’s easy to be too aggressive here. But if you have the numbers you can attack. If you are between clubs, it’s time to be more conservative.”
“It’s an excellent start with 2 4-unders and 1 3-under,” said Team USA captain Jim Hyler. “We left some shots out there and we didn’t play particularly well on the par 5s. But overall, it was a really good start.”