NCAA Womens Tennis

Tech plays host to Louisville, Notre Dame

Tech plays host to Louisville, Notre Dame

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team prepares for another ACC home stand hosting Louisville and No. 24 Notre Dame this weekend.

March 17 Louisville 4 p.m. Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center Stats | Video
March 19 No. 24 Notre Dame 10:30 a.m. Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center Stats | Video

The Hokies are coming off an an impressive performance on the road against UNCW producing a 7-0 sweep. The win marked their fifth sweep of the season. Özlem Uslu has emerged as the top option for Tech on Court 1 going 3-1 in her first four matches there with a 10-3 record overall. Erika Cheng was on a 9-0 start to the season in singles before losing her first match of the year due to retirement. Charlotte Cartledge has filled the void going 3-1 in her absence. Tech has shuffled their doubles pairings around a bit but Semra Aksu and Tamara Barad Itzhaki still remain as the top duo so far this season with an 8-3 mark.


Louisville arrives in Blacksburg picking up a much needed win, 7-0, against Xavier last weekend. The Cards had lost four-straight ACC matches leading into their bout with the Musketeers but found their footing moving to 8-3 at home this season. Sophomore Tyra Richardson leads the Cardinals singles during the 2022-23 campaign with a 9-4 record, mostly being played on Court 5. In doubles, Jamilah Snells and Cici Xin post a 7-3 record after starting the season 0-3.


The Irish stumble into this weekends matchup after dropping a pair of matches to Duke and North Carolina earlier this month. No. 71 Page Freeman and No. 115 Julia Andreach lead Notre Dame in singles going 7-5 and 7-6, respectively. Rylie Hanford and Yashna Yellayi claim the top spot for the Irish in doubles with a record of 8-4. Andreach and Carrie Beckman rank as the No. 46 doubles pairing in the nation and hold an impressive record of their own at 8-3.

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