January 20, 2013
Tech defeats Navy in second match
Hokies improve to 2-0
Virginia Tech 6

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 with a 6-1 win over Navy in the second match of a double-header at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on January 20.

Tech began its afternoon with a dominant doubles performance. Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford began the afternoon with an 8-1 win at No.1 against Erin Snook and Noelle Kaufmann.

The Hokies clinched the doubles point when Raluca Mita and Carol Kahoun defeated Emani Decquir and Sam Droop 8-3 in the No. 2 slot. Emily Lauten and Mariana Silva completed doubles play with an 8-6 win over Darien Sears and Logan Antill in the No. 3 spot.

Isel Martinez-Marcos tallied a convincing win over Erin Snook, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 2 spot for the Hokies’ first singles point. Carol Kahoun defeated Logan Antill 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 and was soon followed by Raluca Mita, who won 6-4, 6-2 over Darien Sears at No. 3, to give Tech the win.

Tea Ivanovic defeated Samantha Droop 6-2, 7-6 (5) to improve to 2-0 in 2013 and give the Hokies a 5-0 lead.

Navy scored their first point of the day as Stefanie Ton defeated Mariana Silva 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 position. Navy’s Emani Decquir rallied after a 2-6 first set loss to capture the second set 6-4 over Tech’s Ilinca Stoica. Stoica ultimately prevailed, winning the 10-point tiebreaker 10-8.

The Hokies return to the court Friday, Feb. 1, to take on Louisville in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.


No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Erin Snook/Noelle Kaufmann (Navy) 8-1

No. 2 Raluca Mita/Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Emani Decquir/Sam Droop (Navy) 8-3

No. 3 Emily Lauten/Mariana Silva (VT) def. Darien Sears/Logan Antill (Navy) 8-6

Order of finish:1,2*,3


No. 1 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Emani Decquir (Navy) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(8)

No. 2 Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) def. Erin Snook (Navy) 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Raluca Mita (VT) def. Darien Sears (Navy) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Logan Antill (Navy) 6-1, 6-3

No. 5 Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Samantha Droop (Navy) 6-2, 7-6(5)

No. 6 Stefanie Ton (Navy) def. Mariana Silva (VT) 6-4, 6-4

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

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