January 26, 2014
    No. 54 Tech falls to No. 28 Tulsa
    Hokies now 2-2
    Ann Arbor, MIF
    (28) Tulsa 4
    (54) Virginia Tech2
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 54 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell 4-2 to No. 28 Tulsa on Sunday in the consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend hosted by the University of Michigan.

    Tulsa grabbed the early 1-0 lead with two wins in doubles. Rongrong Leenabanchong and Maria Sant’Anna clinched the point for the Golden Hurricane with their defeat of Francesca Fusinato and Ilinca Stoica 7-5 at No. 2.

    Tulsa’s first doubles win was at No. 3 as Renata Kuricova and Yelena Namchen took down Tea Ivanovic and Sansitha Nandakumar 7-5.

    The Golden Hurricane extended their lead to 2-0 as Sant’Anna defeated Raluca Mita 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4.

    However, Isel Martinez-Marcos scored her second point of the weekend for Tech with her 6-3, 6-0 win over Saana Saarteinen at No. 5.

    Tulsa answered with Marcelina Cichon’s 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Nandakumar at No. 6.

    The Hokies didn’t let the match slip away quickly, though, as Fusinato tallied her third win of the season with a 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (6) win over Isaura Enrique at No. 2.

    The match was decided in favor of Tulsa when Samantha Vickers won 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10) over Stoica at No. 1.

    The No. 3 singles match between Kelly Williford and Yelena Namchen was in a third-set tiebreak when the match was decided.

    The Hokies return to the court at William & Mary on Friday, January 31 at 6 p.m.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Samantha Vickers (Tulsa) d. Ilinca Stoica (Virginia Tech), 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10)

    No. 2 -- Francesca Fusinato (Virginia Tech) d. Isaura Enrique (Tulsa), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)

    No. 3 -- Kelly Williford (Virginia Tech) vs. Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa), 7-5, 3-6, 4-2 DNF

    No. 4 -- Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa) d. Raluca Mita (Virginia Tech), 6-3, 6-1

    No. 5 -- Isel Martinez-Marcos (Virginia Tech) d. Saana Saarteinen (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-0

    No. 6 -- Marcelina Cichon (Tulsa) d. Sansitha Nandakumar (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Raluca Mita/Kelly Williford (Virginia Tech) vs. Samantha Vickers/Isaura Enrique (Tulsa), 6-5 DNF

    No. 2 -- Rongrong Leenabanchong/Maria Sant’Anna (Tulsa) d. Francesca Fusinato/Ilinca Stoica (Virginia Tech), 7-5

    No. 3 -- Renata Kuricova/Yelena Nemchen (Tulsa) d. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (Virginia Tech), 7-5

    Order of Completion: Doubles 3-2 ; Singles 4-5-6-2-1

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