January 30, 2012
Tech recruiting class ranked nationally
Women's tennis class ranked 16th

The Virginia Tech women’s tennis 2012 recruiting class has been ranked No. 16 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net. Fall signees include Raluca Mita, Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford,

Mita is from Bacau, Romania where she was ranked as high as fifth in the Romanian junior standings and as high as 37 in the senior rankings. She was a finalist in the 2011 National Championship Seniors Doubles tournament and placed third in the National Championships in 2009. Mita has secured wins over players ranked in the top-200 in the ITF world rankings.

Stoica has a high ranking of 74 in the ITF junior world standings. On the WTA tour, she was ranked 861 in singles and 8-2 in doubles. She has competed in Junior Wimbledon, where she lost in the second round of the main draw as well as competing in the U.S. Open and French Open.

Williford has been ranked as high as 97th nationally in the tennis rankings by tennis recruiting.net which tabbed her a four-star recruit. She was ranked fourth in New Jersen and was a quarterfinalist in the NJ High School State Tournament.

The trio of signees will join the Hokies in Fall 2012.

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