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Three matches, three 7-0 victories for the No. 7 UVA women's tennis team. 

The Cavaliers swept their third consecutive opponent to begin the spring season, taking down Richmond 7-0 at the Boar's Head Sports Club on Friday. 

Two Cavaliers, freshman Elaine Chervinsky and senior Amber O'Dell, won their matches 6-0, 6-0 without dropping a single game. Sophomore Emma Navarro defeated her opponent, Emily Dunbar, in straight sets 6-1, 6-0, losing just one game in the entire match. 

Senior Sofia Munera won 6-1, 6-2 and and sophomore Sara Ziodato won 6-2, 6-1. Sophomore Hibah Shaikh polished off the single's sweep for UVA with a 6-2, 6-2 victory. 

Virginia also claimed all three of the double's matches. Navarro and O'Dell won 6-0, Chervinsky and junior Natasha Subhash won 6-1, and Munera and Shaikh also won 6-1. 

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Next weekend, Virginia hosts the ITA Kickoff Weekend with participating schools JMU, Stanford, and Arkansas all competing to secure a bid to the ITA National Indoor Championships (Feb. 18-21 in Seattle). On Friday, Virginia will play JMU and Arkansas will face Stanford, with the winners set to meet on Sunday. 


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