December 14, 2010

FORMER RAM UVAROVA CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT STATE CROWN

RICHMOND, Va. – Former VCU Women's Tennis star Tatsiana Uvarova captured her third straight Virginia State Indoor Singles Championship over former teammate Olena Leonchuk Monday at the Country Club of Virginia.

Uvarova, an All-American for VCU in 2006, needed just over an hour to record a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Leonchuk. Uvarova and Leonchuk will also meet in the doubles final Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
 
"I didn't get tired too much," Uvarova told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "I don't like to stay [on court] for a long time."
 
On Monday, Uvarova played like she wanted to get off the court. After Leonchuk battled for the first three games, Uvarova ripped off wins in nine of the next 10 to run away with the win.
 
Now a teaching pro at the Raintree Swim and Racquet Club, Uvarova, 25, won 63 singles matches for the Rams from 2006-08. In 2006, she reached the NCAA Singles quarterfinals. Uvarova was also a member of VCU's 29-1 Sweet 16 squad that season.
 
Uvarova later told the Times-Dispatch that Monday's final was likely her last competitive tennis tournament.
 
Meanwhile, on the men's side, recent VCU-graduate Thibaut Charron advanced to the singles final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Martin Stiegwardt on Monday. Charron will face top-seeded Michal Ciszek in the final Tuesday evening.
LINKS: Uvarova Wins Third Consecutive State Indoor Title (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
 
 
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