BLACKSBURG, Va. — The 52nd-ranked Virginia Tech women’s tennis team improved to 6-2 on the year with a 7-0 win over Morgan State on Saturday evening in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
Tech dominated in doubles to score the point in less than 30 minutes of play. The No. 3 pair of Laura Ramthun and Mariana Silva kicked things off with a 6-1 win over Jasmine Edwards and Tiffany Hughes.
Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford finished immediately after the No. 3 pair to clinch the doubles point for Tech. They defeated Arina Alilueva and Margarita Belyakova 6-0 in the No. 1 slot. Tea Ivanovic and Isel Martinez-Marcos were leading Cierra Plummer and Chelsi Russell 5-0 when the point was decided, so the match was left unfinished.
Rebecca Harris wasted no time adding to the Tech lead as she defeated Hughes 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 and put the Hokies up 2-0. Martinez-Marcos also shut out her opponent with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Alilueva at No. 2.
Carol Kahoun clinched the match for the Hokies as she topped Edwards 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4.
Francesca Fusinato rounded out Tech’s effort with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Belyakova at No. 1.
The Hokies return take next weekend off but return to the court for ACC opening weekend in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center on February 22 against Pittsburgh and February 23 against Clemson.
No. 1 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Arina Alilueva/Margarita Belyakova (MSU) 6-0
No. 2 Tea Ivanovic/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) vs. Cierra Plummer/Chelsi Russell (MSU) 5-0, dnf
No. 3 Laura Ramthun/Mariana Silva (VT) def. Jasmine Edwards/Tiffany Hughes (MSU) 6-1
Order of finish: 3,1*
No. 1 #82 Francesca Fusinato (VT) def. Margarita Belyakova (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) def. Arina Alilueva (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Raluca Mita (VT) def. Chelsi Russell (MSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Jasmine Edwards (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) def. Cierra Plummer (MSU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Rebecca Harris (VT) def. Tiffany Hughes (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 6,2,4*,3,5,1
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