March 15, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 69 Maryland women's tennis team is in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend to face No. 7 Virginia. The match is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 at noon at the Snyder Tennis Center.
In singles for the Terps (6-6, 0-2 ACC), No. 41 Cristina Stancu has occupied the top singles position the entire season. Stancu is 16-6 this year and 8-4 in dual play.
At the No. 2 spot, junior Ana Belzunce has won 5 of 6 matches. Belzunce is 13-6 this year and 9-3 in dual action.
Senior Jordan Hansbrough has played the majority of the season at No. 5, but moved down to No. 6 against USF. Freshman Mikele Irazusta is 6-5 in dual action with all six wins coming at No. 6.
In doubles, 20th-ranked Belzunce and Luus are 5-2 against nationally-rated opponents and have won 3 of 4.
Last Time Out
No. 30 USF won 5 of 6 singles matches and defeated the Terps, 6-1, Sunday in College Park. Van Berlo picked up a straight set victory over Danielle Mills, and paired with Stancu to defeat Lucie Rey and Paula Montoya, 8-1, in doubles action.
Maryland trails the all-time series against Virginia 31-10. But the Terps won last seasons' meeting, 4-3, in College Park.
Live stats will be available once the match begins on virginiasports.com.
|No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (10-2, 2-0 ACC)|
Since losing to No. 10 Baylor, Virginia has won four in a row with three of the victories coming against ranked opponents.
The Cavaliers feature four ranked singles players led by 15th-ranked Emily Fraser. Lindsey Hardenbergh is ranked 42nd, Li Xi is No. 90 and Maria Fuccillo is 107th.
In doubles, the tandem of Fraser and Xi are ranked 16th and Hardenbergh and Erin Vierra are No. 51.