BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The No. 62 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 3-4 Sunday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
The Demon Deacons grabbed the doubles point to start the day. Xue Zhang and Karen Forman defeated Tea Ivanovic 8-4 at No. 2, and Brigita Bercyte and Andrea Retolaza defeated Carol Kahoun and Emily Lauten 8-6 at No. 3 to win the point.
The Hokies quickly rebounded with two convincing wins. Ivanovic won 6-3, 6-0 over Bercyte at No. 6. That win was quickly followed by Mita’s 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 that gave Tech the 2-1 lead.
The Demon Deacons responded to even the score at 2 as Talbert defeated Stoica 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1.
Kahoun gave Tech its second lead of the day, 3-2, with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 5.
No. 3 and 4 singles went to three sets each to round out the day. Zhang defeated Isel Martinez-Marcos 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 at No. 3 and Forman won the match for the Demon Deacons as she defeated Williford 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
The Hokies return to action next weekend as they travel to Clemson for a match on Saturday and Georgia Tech for a match on Sunday.
No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Kasey Gardiner/Kathryn Talbert (WF) 7-6
No. 2 Xue Zhang/Karen Forman (WF) def. Tea Ivanovic/Raluca Mita (VT) 8-4
No. 3 Brigita Bercyte/Andrea Retolaza (WF) def. Carol Kahoun/Emily Lauten (VT) 8-6
Order of finish: 2,3*,1
No. 1 Kathyrn Talbert (WF) def. Ilinca Stoica (VT) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 Raluca Mita (VT) def. Kasey Gardiner (WF) 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 Xue Zhang (WF) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
No. 4 Karen Forman (WF) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
No. 5 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 6-3, 6-0
Order of finish:6,2,1,5,3,4*
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