Sat. Jun 15th, 2019

Virginia sweeps women’s tennis 7-0

By Riley Vance —

Women’s tennis (10-10) traveled to Virginia this Sunday, April 7 only to return home with another ACC loss. The Cavaliers managed a 7-0 win over Louisville, leaving them with a 2-8 conference record.

The doubles lineup switched up quite a bit with junior Raven Neely and sophomore Nikolina Jovic at the No. 1 spot, freshman Chloe Hamlin and senior Sena Suswam at the No. 2 spot, and senior Ola Mally and junior Diana Wong at the No. 3 spot.

Mally and Wong fell first to Hunter Bleser and Meghan Kelley (VA) (6-2).

Next, Jovic and Neely were defeated by No. 63 Chloe Gullickson and Amber O’Dell (VA), giving Virginia the doubles point (6-2).

The match on court two was left unfinished, with Suswam and Hamlin down 3-5 against Vivian Glozman and Sofia Munera (VA).

The singles lineup was a little different as well with Jovic at the No. 1 spot, Suswam at the No. 2 spot, Neely at the No. 3 spot, Mally at the No. 4 spot, freshman Dina Chaika at the No. 5 spot, and Wong at No. 6.

Jovic went up against 31st ranked Meghan Kelley (VA), but left the matched uncompleted at 1-5 in the first set, giving Virginia a 2-0 lead.

Chaika fell 6-1, 6-1 to Sofia Munera (VA), adding another point to Virginia’s score.

Vivian Glozman (VA) defeated Suswam in the third set (1-6, 6-1, 0-6), clinching the doubles point.

Virginia took over court six as well with Hunter Bleser (VA) defeating Wong (6-2, 6-4).

The Cards were unable to gain control over the match as No. 117 Chloe Gullickson (VA) went on to take Mally down (6-1, 7-5).

Lastly, Neely fell 6-4, 7-6 to 76th-ranked Amber O’Dell (VA), leaving the score at 7-0.

Louisville women’s tennis is on the road again next weekend to play Miami on Thursday, April 11 at 1pm and Florida State on Saturday, April 13 at noon.

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Photo by Riley Vance / The Louisville Cardinal 

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