March 31, 2012
    Hokies edge Deacs, 4-3
    Women's tennis sweeps doubles and wins three singles matches

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The No. 63 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team defeated Wake Forest, 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem, N.C. With the win the Hokies improve to 12-7 and 3-3 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons fall to 3-12 and 0-6 in the league.

    Tech swept all three doubles matches to take the early 1-0 lead in the match. Isel Martinez-Marcos and Emily Lauten teamed up to defeat Wake’s Brigita Bercyte and Catherine Roach, 8-1.

    Martha Blakely and Carol Kahoun secured the doubles point for the Hokies, teaming up in the No. 1 doubles to defeat the Wake duo of Kayla Duncan and Rebecca Siegler, 8-4. Shannon Betts and Courtney Rauscher also picked up a win in doubles with a 9-8(3) decision in the No. 2 match against Ryann Cutillo and Karen Forman.

    Lauten picked up a win in the No. 6 singles to give the Hokies a 2-0 lead in the match. She defeated Roach in straight sets with scores of 6-0, 6-2. The Deacs got on the board first to cut the Tech lead down to 2-1 with a win in the No. 1 singles as No. 63 ranked Duncan defeated Blakely, 6-1, 6-1.

    In the No. 4 singles, Rauscher secured a 6-0, 6-1 win against Forman to give Tech a 3-1 lead in the match. Kahoun claimed the win in the deciding match for the Hokies with a victory in the No. 5 singles, defeating Bercyte, 6-1, 6-2.

    The Hokies will be back on the court on Sunday in a 1 p.m. match at NC State.

    Singles
    1. #63 Kayla Duncan (WF) def. Martha Blakely (VT) 6-1, 6-1
    2. Ryann Cutillo (WF) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
    3. Rebecca Siegler (WF) def. Shannon Betts (VT) 6-1, 7-6(5)
    4. Courtney Rausher (VT) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-0, 6-1
    5. Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 6-1, 6-2
    6. Emily Lauten (VT) def. Catherine Roach (WF) 6-0, 6-2

    Doubles
    1. Blakely/Kahoun (VT) def. Duncan/Siegler (WF) 8-4
    2. Betts/Rauscher (VT) def. Cutillo/Forman (WF) 9-8(3)
    3. Martinez-Marcos/Lauten (VT) def. Bercyte/Roach (WF) 8-1

    For updates on Virginia Tech women's tennis, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WTennis).

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