UVA Tennis: Kelley, Munera fall in opening round of doubles at NCAA Championships
The UVA tennis duo of senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) and freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) ended their season on Tuesday in the opening round of doubles in the NCAA Championships at the USTA National Campus.
The No. 17 tandem of Kelley and Munera dropped a 6-1, 6-2 match with the No. 37 duo from Michigan of Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor.
Michigan took the first set from the Cavalier duo, breaking serve with the score tied 1-1 to start a five-game win streak to take the first set 6-1.
The second set started with the Michigan tandem again breaking serve early to go up 2-0, but the Virginia duo would return the favor with a break and then holding serve to tie the set at two games each. Michigan then won the next four games to close out the match with a 6-2 win in the second set.
The loss in the NCAA Championships capped a year that saw the Virginia duo post a 13-4 record. Kelley and Munera claimed the ITA Atlantic Regional championship, advancing to the ITA National Fall Championships where the pair won the consolation bracket of the prestigious event.