April 5, 2013
    No. 62 Hokies fall to No. 44 Wolfpack
    Tech drops to 13-6
    Burrows-Burleson Tennis CenterF
    (35) NC State 6
    (62) Virginia Tech1
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    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The No. 62 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell to the N.C. State Wolfpack 6-1 Friday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

    Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford got things started for the Hokies with a come-from-behind victory over Tatiana Illova and Joelle Kissell 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. The Wolfpack quickly evened doubles play, though, as Nicole Martinez and Elisha Hande defeated Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita 8-6 at No. 2.

    The Wolfpack ultimately won the point as Chloe Smith and Sophie Nelson defeated Tea Ivanovic and Isel Martinez-Marcos 9-8(5) at No. 3 doubles.

    The Wolfpack won the first singles point of the afternoon, as Hande defeated Ivanovic 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. N.C. State extended their lead to 3-0 as Rachel James-Baker defeated Martinez-Marcos 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3.

    N.C. State clinched the victory with No. 92 Tatiana Illova’s victory over Raluca Mita, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2.

    Stoica’s play was a highlight for the Hokies as she defeated No. 35 Kissell 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(9) at No. 1 singles.

    N.C. State’s success continued, though, as Martinez defeated Williford 7-6(1), 6-4 at No. 4.

    The day was rounded out as Smith defeated Kahoun 7-5, 7-6(5) at No. 5 singles.

    The Hokies return to action on Sunday, April 5, as they host Wake Forest at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

    Doubles:

    No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Tatiana Illova/Joelle Kissell (NCSU) 8-5

    No. 2 Nicole Martinez/Elisha Hande (NCSU) def. Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) 8-6

    No. 3 Chloe Smith/Sophie Nelson (NCSU) def. Tea Ivanovic/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 9-8(5)

    Order of finish: 1,2,3*

    Singles:

    No. 1 Ilinca Stoice (VT) def. #35 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(9)

    No. 2 #92 Tatiana Illova (NCSU) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-2, 6-4

    No. 3 Rachel James-Baker (NCSU) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-4, 6-1

    No. 4 Nicole Martinez (NCSU) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 7-6(1), 6-4

    No. 5 Chloe Smith (NCSU) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 7-5, 7-6(1)

    No. 6 Elisha Hande (NCSU) def. Tea Ivanovic (VT) 6-3, 6-1

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

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

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