April 24, 2013
    Stoica named to All-ACC team
    Freshman will help lead Hokies in ACC Tourney

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Ilinca Stoica was named to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon. This is the first honor of the season for Stoica who has led the Hokies all season in the No. 1 singles and doubles spot.

    Heading into Thursday’s ACC Tournament, Stoica broke into the national rankings this week, sitting at No. 125.The Piatra Neamt, Romania native has put together a 13-10 singles record with all but one of those contests being played at the No. 1 spot, and knocked off two top 55 opponents in her first collegiate season. In doubles action, Stoica has teamed up with classmate Kelly Williford all season and the pair posted a 16-13 record playing in the top spot.

    Stoica at the No. 69 Hokies will face No. 14 Duke in the first round of the ACC Tournament Thursday, April 25 at 3 p.m. at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.

    ACC Player of the Year: Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Sr., North Carolina

    ACC Freshman of the Year: Julia Elbaba, Fr., Virginia

    ACC Coach of the Year: Brian Kalbas, North Carolina

    2013 All-ACC Women’s Tennis Team

    Alex Kelleher, Sr., Boston College

    Beatrice Gumulya, So., Clemson

    Liz Jeukeng, Fr., Clemson

    Yana Koroleva, So., Clemson

    Mary Clayton, Sr., Duke

    Ester Goldfeld, So., Duke **

    Hanna Mar, Jr., Duke **

    Daneika Borthwick, So., Florida State

    Kendal Woodard, Fr., Georgia Tech

    Vroni Van Berlo, Sr., Maryland

    Stephanie Wagner, Fr., Miami

    Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Sr., North Carolina

    Zoe De Bruycker, Sr., North Carolina ***

    Caroline Price, So., North Carolina

    Joelle Kissell, Jr., NC State **

    Julia Elbaba, Fr., Virginia

    Stephanie Nauta, Fr.,Virginia

    Ilinca Stoica, Fr., Virginia Tech

    Kathryn Talbert, Sr., Wake Forest

    # an extra member was added to the team due to a tie in voting.

    **- Two-time All-ACC Selection

    ***- Three Time All-ACC Selection

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