April 13, 2013
    Hokies fall at No. 14 Clemson, 5-2
    Williford, Ivanovic earn points for Tech
    Clemson, S.C.F
    (14) Clemson 5
    Virginia Tech2
    Box Score: View

    CLEMSON, S.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell to the No. 14 Clemson Tigers Saturday afternoon, 5-2, at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Tea Ivanovic and Kelly Williford earned points for the Hokies.

    Clemson (11-6, 6-2 ACC) started the day winning the doubles point, but Williford took the first match in singles play, defeating Tristen Dewar, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 5 spot to give the Hokies (13-8, 2-6 ACC) their first point of the day.

    The Tigers responded to the even score claiming three straight victories and clinching the match as two of their three nationally-ranked singles players earned wins on courts 2, 3 and 4.

    Ivanovic battled until the very end as she was part of the only 3-set match of the day and claimed a 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-7) victory, but the match had already been decided in Clemson’s favor.

    Tech will return to action on Sunday, April 14 at it takes on No. 19 Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

    Singles

    1. #17 Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Ilinca Stoica (VT) 6-3, 7-5

    2. #24 Liz Jeukeng (CU) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-2, 6-3

    3. #33 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-4, 6-2

    4. Ani Miao (CU) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-0, 6-4

    5. Kelly Williford (VT) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 6-4

    6. Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Carola Pederzani (CU) 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-7)

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

    Doubles

    1. Beatrice Gumulya/Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) 8-7 (10-8)

    2. Liz Jeukeng/Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Raluca Mita/Carol Kahoun (VT) 8-2

    3. Tristen Dewar/Ani Miao (CU) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos/Emily Lauten (VT) 8-4

    Order finish: 2, 3, 1

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