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    January 25, 2014
    Hokies fall at ITA Kick-Off Weekend
    Tech tallies first loss of the season
    Ann Arbor, MIF
    (11) Michigan 6
    (54) Virginia Tech1
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 54 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell to the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines 6-1 on Saturday afternoon in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend hosted by Michigan.

    Michigan took the doubles point from the Hokies to start the day. Sarah Lee and Amy Zhu defeated Tech’s Francesca Fusinato and Ilinca Stoica 6-4 at No. 2 before the Wolverines captured the point with Kristen Dodge and Laura Ucros’ win over Tea Ivanovic and Sansitha Nandakumar 6-4 at No. 3.

    The Wolverines extended their lead as 21st-ranked Emina Bektas defeated Stoica 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1. Michigan’s Kristy Dodge defeated Carol Kahoun 7-5, 6-2 at No. 6 before Michigan clinched the match with Brooke Bolender’s win over Kelly Williford at No. 3.

    Isel Martinez-Marcos got the Hokies on the board with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Sara Remynse at No. 5. However, Michigan tallied two more late points with wins at No. 2 and 4.

    Lee, ranked No. 100, defeated No. 82 Fusinato 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (8) at No. 2, and Zhu topped Raluca Mita 6-2, 6-7 (7), 1-0 (1) at No. 4.

    The Hokies return to action tomorrow morning in the consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend against either Yale or Tulsa in Ann Arbor.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- No. 21 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Ilinca Stoica (VT), 6-3, 6-1

    No. 2 -- No. 100 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. No. 82 Francesca Fusinato (VT), 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (8)

    No. 3 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Kelly Williford (VT), 6-3, 6-4

    No. 4 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Raluca Mita (VT), 6-2, 6-7(7), 1-0 (1)

    No. 5 -- Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) d. Sara Remynse (U-M), 7-5, 6-4

    No. 6 -- Kristy Dodge (U-M) d. Carol Kahoun (VT), 7-5, 6-2

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

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- No. 9 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) vs. Raluca Mita/Kelly Williford (VT), 5-4

    No. 2 -- Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Francesca Fusinato/Ilinca Stoica (VT), 6-4

    No. 3 -- Kristen Dodge/Laura Ucros (U-M) d. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT), 6-4

    Order of finish: 2,3

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