Tech upsets Purdue, 5-2
Brouwer wins clincher
February 23, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Virginia Tech women's team picked up a big road win with a 5-2 victory over No. 51 Purdue Saturday afternoon. The match was played at the Schwartz Tennis Center on the Purdue University campus.

Tech (8-2), ranked No. 63 in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association national poll, won the tight doubles competition for the first point of the day, then took four of the six singles contests for the victory.

In singles, Holly Johnson (Fr., Tallahassee, Fla.) gave the Hokies a 2-0 advantage with her 7-5, 6-0, win at No. 6 against Alejandra Boeker, before Purdue got on the board as Anna Dzeva defeated J.J. Larson (Sr., Orchard Park, N.Y.), 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5. Purdue leveled the contest with a win at No. 1 by Brooke Beier over Inga Beermann (Jr., Bad, Salzuflen, Germany), 6-2, 6-4, but Tech retook the lead at 3-2 with Yasmin Hamza (Fr., Cairo, Egypt) picking up a come-from-behind, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, win at No. 2 over Cigdem Duru.

The Hokies clinched the upset as Jessica Brouwer (Jr., Maarssen, Netherlands) took a tight No. 4 win, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, over Joanna Craven. Jessica Long (Sr., Elizabethtown, Pa.) won the final match at No. 3 with a 7-6, 3-6, 7-5, victory against Stephanie Wooten.

In doubles action, Long/Abbey Walker (Jr., Lancaster, S.C.) won the No. 3 contest, 8-4, against Boeker/Dzeva, but the Boilermakers tied things up with a 8-5 win at No. 2 by Beier/Wooten over Beermann/Larson. With the doubles point hanging in the balance, Brouwer/Hamza pulled out the No. 1 match, 8-6, versus Craven/Duru.

The Hokies return to action on Sunday with a 10 a.m. match at Louisville.

#63 Virginia Tech 5, #51 Purdue 2
1. Brooke Beier (PU) def. Inga Beermann (VT) 6-2, 6-4
2. Yasmin Hamza (VT) def. Cigdem Duru (PU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
3. Jessica Long (VT) def. Stephanie Wooten (PU) 7-6, 3-6, 7-5
4. Jessica Brouwer (VT) def. Joanna Craven (PU) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3
5. Anna Dzeva (PU) def. J.J. Larson (VT) 6-3, 6-4
6. Holly Johnson (VT) def. Alejandra Boeker (PU) 7-5, 6-0
Finishing Order: 6, 5, 1, 2, 4*, 3

1. Brouwer/Hamza (VT) def. Craven/Duru (PU) 8-6
2. Beier/Wooten (PU) def. Beermann/Larson (VT) 8-5
3. Long/Abbey Walker (VT) def. Boeker/Dzeva (PU) 8-4
Finishing Order: 3, 2, 1*

*clinching match