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Women's tennis barely escapes Spiders' web

Tied at three with Richmond entering doubles play, the Virginia women's tennis team took two of the three doubles matches to claim a hard-earned 5-4 victory yesterday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (10-5, 0-1 ACC), who avenged a disappointing loss to the Spiders last year, split the No.


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Softball takes pair from UMBC

After battling through the rain and cold Tuesday against Harvard, the Virginia softball team was rewarded with sunshine yesterday and responded with two wins in a doubleheader with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County at The Park. The Cavaliers (15-25) won the first game 1-0 behind solid defense and a complete game two-hit shutout from righthander Chrissy Quinn (4-9). After her stellar six-strikeout performance against the Retrievers (12-15), the senior captain credited her defense. "We played really strong defensively and then came up with two big hits to score that one run," Quinn said.


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Softball sweeps with pair of shutouts

On a cold, rainy day at The Park, the Virginia softball team found a way to steal a pair of wins from Harvard yesterday. The Cavaliers (13-15) swept Harvard (2-12) with a pair of shutouts in the doubleheader, winning 4-0 and 8-0, respectively. "The first game we really jumped out and took advantage of them playing in and hit some balls over their heads," Cav coach Cheryl Sprangel said.


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Home run derby: Cavs throttle Spiders

RICHMOND-Neither sporadic rain nor gusting winds could stop Virginia from toppling Richmond 11-2 after a stunning display of batting prowess in the first inning. Virginia's (14-14-1) magical four-run first inning began with Shawn McCleary scoring from third on a wild pitch by Spider right-hander Tom Mahony.


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Regardless of outcome, authorities need to resolve UNC hoops case promptly

After the first few rounds of the NCAA Tournament, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore. But I also never thought North Carolina had a chance at making the Final Four. While I am still shocked at how a team that was so mediocre throughout the regular season could perform so well in the Tournament, I can take comfort in knowing that at least I wasn't the only one surprised by the Tar Heels' performance lately. After all, if the North Carolina men's basketball players believed they had any chance at making the Final Four, Tar Heel point guards Ed Cota and Terrence Newby would not have scheduled their court date for April 3, the date of the national championship game in Indianapolis. The April 3 court date was Cota and Newby's third attempt at an appearance in district court for an Oct.


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Closing time

Still recovering from her team's crushing defeat to Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament third round Sunday, Virginia point guard Renee Robinson took time to look back.


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Lady Vols bounce Cavs from NCAA

MEMPHIS-The Virginia women's basketball team made an early second-half run, but a physically overpowering Tennessee squad regained a huge lead and rolled into the NCAA Elite Eight.


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Moses sets pair of world records in breaststroke

Virginia breaststroker Ed Moses shattered a pair of world short course records this weekend at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, leading the Cavalier men to a 12th-place team finish. Moses captured the second and third NCAA titles in Virginia men's swimming history, taking the gold in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.


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Deacs defeat baseball twice in weekend tilt

The Virginia baseball team overcame a six-run deficit to beat Wake Forest Saturday but could not muster enough offense to recover from a middle-inning explosion by the Demon Deacons yesterday, as Wake grabbed a 13-5 victory to win the three-game series at the U.Va.


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Softball struggles in Hoo's Who tourney

An agonizing weekend for the Virginia softball team ended yesterday with two losses in the Hoo's Who Tournament and a half-hour postgame team meeting. After the Cavaliers (11-25) squandered a two-run lead and Penn State took a 7-4 extra-inning win in the second game of a doubleheader, coach Cheryl Sprangel held a lengthy meeting in rightfield with the demoralized players.


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After graduation, Widger sticks with lax

When Virginia fifth-year senior Ashley Widger walked off the field after the Cavaliers' 16-6 loss to Maryland in last season's NCAA women's lacrosse championship game May 16, it seemed to mark the end of her collegiate career.

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