January 20, 2013
Hokies dominate in season opener
Hokies sweep Wildcats to kick off 2013
Virginia Tech 7

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team rolled to a 7-0 victory over Davidson Sunday morning in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center as the Hokies opened the 2013 season.

The Hokies kicked things off with a sweep of the doubles matches. At No. 1, Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford cruised to an 8-1 victory against Brites Moniz-Soares and Eliana Cummer of Davidson.

Tech clinched the doubles point when Tea Ivanovic and Emily Lauten won the No. 3 match, 8-4, over Catherine Wood and Frizzi Brschoro. Isel Martinez-Marcos and Mariana Silva completed the sweep with an 8-6 victory against Stephanie Synn and Nisha Crouser in the No. 2 slot.

Tech continued its strong play as singles action began with Isel Martinez-Marcos, Raluca Mita, Kelly Williford, Tea Ivanovic and Emily Lauten winning their first sets. Mita was the first to score a singles point for the Hokies as she cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Elaina Cummer in the No. 2 slot.

Martinez-Marcos followed suit with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Brites Moniz-Soares at No. 1, and Ivanovic clinched the match for Tech as she won 6-0, 6-4 against Catherine Wood at No. 5.

Lauten was dominant in the No. 6 spot as she won 6-3, 6-0 over Elise Held. Williford picked up a victory in her 2013 debut with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Stephanie Synn at No. 3. Carol Kahoun rallied after dropping the first set 3-6 to claim the second set 6-1. She completed the Hokie sweep with a 12-10 victory over Nisha Crouser in a third set tiebreaker.

The Hokies return to action Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m., as they take on the Naval Academy in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.


No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Brites Moniz-Soares/Eliana Cummer (Dav.) 8-1

No. 2 Isel Martinez-Marcos/Mariana Silva (VT) def. Stephanie Synn/Nisha Crouser (Dav.) 8-6

No. 3 Tea Ivanovic/Emily Lauten (VT) def. Catherine Wood/Frizzi Bschorer (Dav.) 8-4

Order of finish: 1,3*,2


No. 1 Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (Dav.) 6-1, 6-3

No. 2 Raluca Mita (VT) def. Elaina Cummer (Dav.) 6-3, 6-0

No. 3 Kelly Williford (VT) def. Stephanie Synn (Dav.) 6-3, 6-3

No. 4 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Nisha Crouser (Dav.) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10)

No. 5 Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Catherine Wood (Dav.) 6-0, 6-4

No. 6 Emily Lauten (VT) def. Elise Held (Dav.) 6-3, 6-0

Order of finish: 2,1,5*,6,3,4

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