February 8, 2014
No. 52 Hokies top ETSU 6-1
Tech wins first match of double-header
(52) Virginia Tech 6

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The No. 52 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team defeated East Tennessee State 6-1 on Saturday afternoon in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

ETSU forfeited the No. 3 doubles match, so the Hokies needed only one win in doubles to clinch the point, which came from the No. 1 duo of Francesca Fusinato and Raluca Mita. They topped Lyn Yee Choo and Salma Dahbi 6-2.

The Hokies picked up their second and third points from ETSU forfeits, as well. The Buccaneers conceded No. 5 and 6 singles, giving Tech a 3-0 lead.

Tech tallied the winning point at No. 2 singles as Ilinca Stoica took down Giulia Andreazza 6-2, 6-1.

Fusinato kept the Hokies unbeaten on the day as she fought off a late surge by Lyn Yee Choo at No. 1 to win 6-1, 6-4.

ETSU avoided the shutout, though, as Dahbi came back to defeat Sansitha Nandakumar 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5) at No. 4.

Tech quickly rebounded to add a sixth and final point with Kelly Williford’s 6-4, 6-2 win over Jessica Brumit at No. 3.

The Hokies return to action this evening to take on Morgan State at 5 p.n. in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.


No. 1 Francesca Fusinato/Raluca Mita (VT) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Salma Dahbi (ETSU) 6-2

No. 2 Carol Kahoun/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) vs. Giulia Andreazza/Jessica Brumit 2-2, uf

No. 3 ETSU forfeits

Order of finish: 3,1*


No. 1 #82 Francesca Fusinato (VT) def. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Kelly Williford (VT) def. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Salma Dahbi (ETSU) def. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5)

No. 5 ETSU forfeits

No. 6 ETSU forfeits

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

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