BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The No. 68 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell to the No. 10 Miami Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
Miami got out to a quick start in doubles play as Melissa Bolivar and Kelsey Laurente topped Emily Lauten and Isel Martinez-Marcos 8-1 at No. 3. The Hurricanes claimed the point at No. 1 as Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno fended off a comeback from Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford to win 8-5.
The Hurricanes grabbed the first singles point of the day with Albuquerque’s defeat of Williford 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4.
Stoica quickly cut the Hokie deficit to only one with her 6-0, 6-3 upset over #53 Wagner at No. 1 and gave the Hokies their only point of the day.
Riobueno, ranked #112, defeated Martinez-Marcos at No. 3 to give Miami the 3-1 advantage. The Hurricanes ultimately claimed the victory with Bolivar’s victory over Kahoun 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 5. The match was ended when the decision was made.
The Hokies return to action on Sunday, April 21 to take on Florida State at Noon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center for their final regular-season match of the season.
No. 1 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (MIA) def. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) 8-5
No. 2 Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) def. Deborah Suarez/Stephanie Wagner (MIA) 6-5 (unfinished)
No. 3 Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (MIA) def. Emily Lauten/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 8-1
Order of finish: 3,1*
No. 1 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. #53 Stephanie Wagner (MIA) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 #85 Kelsey Laurente (MIA) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-3, 3-6, 0-5 unfinished
No. 3 #112 Clementina Riobueno (MIA) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Monique Albuquerque (MIA) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Melissa Bolivar (MIA) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
No. 6 Deborah Suarez (MIA) def. Tea Ivanovic (VT) 7-6(4), 2-3 unfinished
Order of finish: 4,1,3,5*
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