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March 8, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The No. 27 Virginia women’s tennis team recorded its sixth ranked win of the season, topping No. 28 Marshall 6-1 Monday afternoon at the Huntington Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 9-3 overall, while the Thundering Herd falls to 11-2.
Virginia took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. At No. 1, Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) upset 30th-ranked Michaela Kissell and Dominika Zarrazna 8-4. Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) clinched the opening point for UVa with an 8-4 win at No. 2 over Kara Kucin and Isabell Raich.
The Cavaliers doubled their lead early in singles as Fraser cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Zaprazna at No. 2. Stevens made the score 3-0 with her 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 5 over Deanna Bailey. Vierra clinched the win at No. 3 with her 6-2, 7-5 win over Raich. First-years Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) also added singles wins for the Cavaliers.