The Virginia women's tennis team beat Fairleigh Dickinson 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the Snyder Tennis Center.
Virginia won the doubles point against FDU, followed by straight set singles wins from #1 Julia Elbaba (6-0, 6-0), #3 Li Xi (6-3, 6-1), and #6 Maria Fuccillo (6-3, 6-0).
The Cavaliers (18-9) are the 14-seed in the tournament, and will host Texas (18-10) Sunday at 1pm.
The Longhorns beat William & Mary 4-0 to advance.
A victory for Virginia would put the Wahoos into the Round of 16 for the third year in a row.
Singles1. #12 Julia Elbaba (VA) def. RAPOPORT, Anna (FDU) 6-0, 6-0 2. Hana Tomljanovic (VA) vs. MORINA, Egzona (FDU) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished 3. Li Xi (VA) def. CHIS, Nicole (FDU) 6-3, 6-1 4. Erin Vierra (VA) vs. MAIER, Celine (FDU) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished 5. Caryssa Peretz (VA) vs. GUZAIROVA, Dina (FDU) 6-4, 2-1, unfinished 6. Maria Fuccillo (VA) def. LEME, Manuela (FDU) 6-3, 6-0 1.
DoublesJulia Elbaba/Hana Tomljanovic (VA) def. RAPOPORT, Anna/CHIS, Nicole (FDU) 8-12.Li Xi/Maria Fuccillo (VA) def. MORINA, Egzona/MAIER, Celine (FDU) 8-23. Erin Vierra/Caryssa Peretz (VA) vs. GUZAIROVA, Dina/LEME, Manuela (FDU) 7-2, unfinished Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,3,6)
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