Feb. 9, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
The 12th-ranked women's tennis team fell on the road at Virginia, 4-1, on the final day of consolation at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. With the loss, the Crimson Tide drops to 4-2 on the season, while the win lifts the Cavaliers to 5-1.
In doubles, Alabama would win by retirement on court two, but Virginia earned wins outright on the other two courts, both by 6-2 scores, to take the first point. A victory for Maya Jansen in singles on court three evened the overall score as she knocked off 43rd-ranked Rachel Pierson, 0-6, 6-3, 14-12. From there, the Cavaliers captured wins on courts one and four and clinched the fourth, and final, point on court five as Maci Epstein beat Luicelena Perez, 6-1, 7-6(5).
The remaining two matches would go unfinished.
Alabama will get another chance at the Cavaliers when it returns to the courts, only this time the match will be played in Tuscaloosa. The match is slated to begin at Noon CT on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility.
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