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Hokies get ACC win over Wake

The Hokies picked up a 76-59 win over Wake Forest last week as five players hit double-digits for the first time in an ACC game since 2009. Vanessa Panousis led the way with 16 points. Sidney Cook added 13 points while Hannah Young, Taijah Campbell and Samantha Hill dropped in 12 points each. Campbell also grabbed 10 rebounds to record the fifth double-double of her career and third of the season. The Hokies took a 24-point lead early in the second half, but the Deacons chipped away at it to get it down to nine with 6:18 to go. Tech outscored Wake 17-10 in the final minutes, including six points from Campbell to secure the win.

Hokies take No. 2 ’Hoos to the horn

Virginia Tech returned home this past week to take on a pair of top 10 teams, and with the students back on campus, big crowds packed the Cassell. The Hokies fell to No. 8 Notre Dame, 85-60, Thursday night, as Ahmed Hill, Jalen Hudson and Devin Wilson all scored in double figures. On Sunday afternoon, the Hokies welcomed arch-rival No. 2 Virginia to a sold out Cassell and took the Cavaliers down to the wire, dropping a heart-breaking 50-47 decision. Tech led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but UVa hit clutch shots in the final two minutes to come away with the win. Adam Smith led all scorers with 15 points and the Hokies held the Wahoos to just 34.7 percent from the field.

H2Okies celebrate Senior Day with wins


The swimming & diving teams picked up five dual-meet wins against Georgia Tech, UNC Wilmington and Miami (women) on Senior Day at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Saturday. Jessica Hespeler led the women’s squad, picking up two individual wins in the 500 and the 200 freestyle events before helping the 400 free relay team take first. The lady H2Okies improved their record to 10-3. On the men’s side, three H2Okies picked up two wins apiece: Michal Szuba won the 1,000 and the 500 free events, Collin Higgins won the 100 and 200 back events and Brandon Fiala won the 100 and the 200 breast races. The two wins give the 15th-ranked Tech team an 11-1 record out of the dual-meet portion of the season.

Tech sets marks at Hokie Invitational

The Virginia Tech men's track & field team earned a No. 22 ranking on the heels of some quality performances at the Hokie Invitational, while the women's team saw success as well. Chris Uhle set yet another personal best in the men's pole vault, his third this season, by hitting a mark of 18'1.25" (5.52m) that currently ranks fifth in the nation. Tomas Kruzliak threw a personal best in the men's weight throw of 70'3.5" (21.42m) that currently ranks sixth nationally. For the women, Paige Kvartunas posted the best finish for the women with a time of 4:45.86 in the mile.

Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Chris Uhle
(Men’s Track & Field, Sr., Powell, Ohio)
Uhle continued to soar to new heights in the men's pole vault. For the third time in as many weeks, Uhle hit a new personal best, this time surpassing the 18 foot mark with a jump of 18'1.25" (5.52m). Uhle's new personal best is first in the ACC, with the closest competitor almost an entire foot behind, and ranks fifth in the nation in the event. Uhle is the only person in the ACC to hit a height over 18 feet so far this year and is one of seven people to achieve the feat in the nation.

Student-Athlete Q&A

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Women’s tennis scores upset at the ITA Kickoff

The No. 56 Hokies finished the ITA Kick-Off Weekend 1-1 against a pair of top-35 opponents, upsetting No. 35 Princeton and taking No. 7 Alabama to the wire in Sunday's finale. Against Princeton, Tech claimed the doubles point when Elena Cerezo-Codina and Sansitha Nandakumar sealed the point with a 6-4 win in the No. 3 spot. In singles, Cerezo-Codina was the first off the court, easing her way to a 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 3 spot. Tech fell on the top two courts to even the match at two points apiece before Kelly Williford regained the Hokie lead with a three-set victory at the No. 5 spot. Princeton tied the match at 3-3 before newcomer Caroline Daxhelet pulled out a 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory at No. 4 to clinch the upset for the Hokies.

Tech wins a match in the ITA Kickoff

Virginia Tech split on the weekend at the ITA Kickoff Weekend event in Chapel Hill, N.C. The 38th-ranked Hokies opened with a 4-1 win over 36th-ranked Alabama. Tech fell behind after dropping the doubles point to the Crimson Tide, but came back to win four straight singles matches. No. 35 Amerigo Contini, No. 61 Andreas Bjerrehus, Hunter Koontz and Jai Corbett, who had the match clinching point, each had wins. Tech advanced to face seventh-ranked UNC in the championship match. The Heels picked up two points early with the doubles point and a win in the No. 2 singles, but the Hokies took UNC to three sets in the other five singles matches. Carolina was able to hold on for the 4-1 win, with Joao Monteiro earning the lone point for the Hokies.

Virginia Tech Athletics presents its weekly video wrap-up of Tech sports, with host Andrew Allegretta filling you in on what you need to know to keep up with the Hokies.

Rockin’ the Cassell!

A sellout crowd witnessed a thriller Sunday afternoon as the young Hokies and No. 2 ‘Hoos battled until the final buzzer in the Commonwealth Clash in Cassell Coliseum.