November 11, 2013
    Hokies finish fall season
    Tech posts 8-3 doubles record
    Chapel Hill, NCF
    Kitty Harrison Invite
    Virginia Tech

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team competed in the Kitty Harrison Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina this weekend.

    The Hokies posted a team singles record of 8-10 and an impressive 8-3 doubles record on the weekend.

    Freshmen Sansitha Nandakumar and Francesca Fusinato both tallied multiple wins for the Hokies. Fusinato defeated South Carolina’s Brigit Folland 6-3, 6-3 and Natalie Looney 6-4, 6-4. She rounded out her three-win weekend with a defeat of Virginia’s Maci Epstein 6-4, 7-6 (1).

    Nandakumar took down South Carolina’s Alex Martin 6-0, 6-3 before topping Virginia’s Caryssa Peretz 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8).

    Raluca Mita, Ilinca Stoica and Isel Martinez-Marcos each posted one singles victory, as well.

    Mita defeated VCU’s Yukako Noi 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6). Stoica took down Li Xi of Virginia 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4). Martinez-Marcos rounded things out with a 7-6, 6-4 defeat of South Carolina’s Meghan Blevins.

    The Tech doubles campaign was led by the team of Stoica and Kelly Williford. The pair accounted for three of Tech’s doubles wins. Stoica and Williford defeated Alexandra Stanova and Cassandre Thebault of Maryland 8-1, Maria Camara Ruiz and Taylor Casey of Elon 8-5 and Leeza Namchinov and Mélanie Roy of William & Mary 8-5.

    Carol Kahoun and Martinez-Marcos teamed up for two doubles win for the Hokies as did Tea Ivanovic and Nandakumar.

    Kahoun and Martinez-Marcos took home wins over Elon’s Barbora Lazarova and Tolley Rice 8-2 and William & Mary’s Julia Casselbury and Jackie Lee 8-2.

    Ivanovic and Nandakumar’s wins came over Bryn Khoury and Viviana Stavreva of Elon 8-7 and Nabila Farah and Sydney Smith of William & Mary 8-4.

    Stoica and Fusinato finished off the Hokies’ doubles weekend with an 8-0 win over Nataliya Bredikhina and Olga Bredikhina of Maryland.

    The Hokies saw their last fall action of the 2013 season at the Kitty Harrison Invitational. Tech returns to action in the spring as they host Elon and Davidson in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on Jan. 18.

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