March 2, 2014
No. 48 Hokies top Maryland
Tech tallies second ACC win
(48) Virginia Tech 5

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The No. 48 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team defeated Maryland 5-2 on Sunday to improve to 9-4 and 2-2 in the ACC.

The Terps kicked the day off with a win of the doubles point. Maryland tallied wins with Welma Luus and Kristina Hovsepyan’s defeat of Francesca Fusinato and Raluca Mita 8-7 (4) at No. 1 and Nataliya and Olga Bredikhina’s win over Tea Ivanovic and Sansitha Nandakumar 8-5 at No. 3. Tech’s lone doubles win came at No. 2 as Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford defeated Alexandra Stanova and Olivia Gaudereault 8-2.

Maryland’s only other point on the day came from the No. 5 singles match as Nataliya Bredikhina topped Isel Martinez-Marcos 6-4, 6-4.

The Hokies five singles victories ensured the team victory. Fusinato, ranked No. 103, tallied a 6-1, 6-2 win over Stanova in the No. 1 slot. Stoica added a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Hovespyan at No. 2, while Williford recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over Luus at No. 3.

Tech’s other two points came from Raluca Mita’s 6-1, 6-1 win over Olga Bredikhina at No. 5 and Nandakumar’s 7-5, 6-0 victory in the No. 6 spot over Olga Gaistruck.

Tech returns to the court on Saturday as they take on Duke at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at noon.


No. 1 Welma Luus/Kristina Hovsepyan (UM) def. Francesca Fusinato/Raluca Mita (VT) 8-7 (4)

No. 2 Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) def. Alexandra Stanova/Olivia Gaudreault (UM) 8-2

No. 3 Nataliya Bredikhina/Olga Bredikhina (UM) def. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 8-5


No. 1 #103 Francesca Fusinato (VT) def. Alexandra Stanova 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Kristina Hoysepyan (UM) 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 Kelly Williford (VT) def. Welma Luus (UM) 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 Nataliya Bredikhina (UM) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-4, 6-4,

No. 5 Raluca Mita (VT) def. Olga Bredikhina (UM) 6-1, 6-1

No. 6 Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) def. Olga Gaistruck (UM) 7-5, 6-0

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