April 25, 2013
No. 69 Hokies upset No. 14 Duke
Tech to take on Virginia tomorrow
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CARY, N.C. -- The No. 69 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team defeated the No. 14 Duke Blue Devils 4-3 Thursday afternoon at the Cary Tennis Park.

The Hokies, seeded 11th, grabbed the doubles point with a win by Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford 9-7 over Hanna Mar and Mary Clayton at No. 1. Duke, seeded 6th, conceded the No. 3 doubles match, giving the Hokies the doubles point.

At No. 2 doubles, Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita fell to Marianna Jodoin and Annie Mulholland 8-4.

The Hokies extended their lead to 2-0 as Duke didn’t field a singles player at No. 6 to take on Tea Ivanovic.

Duke cut the Tech lead to one as No. 109 Clayton defeated Mita 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

The Hokies rallied, though to score a third point with Kahoun’s win over Nicole Lipp 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.

However, Duke was quick to even the score at three. No. 27 Mar defeated No. 125 Stoica 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and was quickly followed by Mulholland’s 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Isel Martinez-Marcos at No. 3.

The match decision came at No. 4 singles as Williford defeated No. 119 Marianne Jodoin 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

With the win, the Hokies advanced to the second round of the ACC Championship. Tech will take on three-seed Virginia on Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m. at the Cary Tennis Park.


No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Hanna Mar/Mary Clayton (DU) 9-7

No. 2 Marianna Jodoin/Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita 8-4

No. 3 Emily Lauten/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) def. Duke by default

Order of finish: 3,2,1*


No. 1 #27 Hanna Mar (DU) def. #125 Ilinca Stoica (VT) 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 #109 Mary Clayton (DU) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Isel Matinez-Marcos (VT) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Kelly Williford (VT) def. #119 Marianne Jodoin (DU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

No. 5 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Nicole Lipp (DU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 6 Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Duke by default

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

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