March 8, 2014
    No. 1 Duke tops Hokies, 5-2
    Stoica upsets No. 2 Beatrice Capra
    Burrows-Burleson Tennis CenterF
    (1) Duke 5
    (55) Virginia Tech2
    Box Score: View

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis tem fell to No. 1 Duke, 5-2, at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Ilinca Stoica returned to the No. 1 spot and knocked off the No. 2 player in the country, Beatrice Capra in three sets.

    Stoica picked up one of Tech’s two singles wins with a 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7) victory over Capra. Freshman Sansitha Nandakumar added another point for the Hokies when she defeated Annie Mullholland 7-5, 7-5 in the No. 5 spot. Sophomore Kelly Williford took No. 44 Hanna Mar to three sets after dropping the first and bouncing back in the second, but she was unable to close on the upset.

    Tech will return to action on Sunday, March 9 as it hosts No. 12 North Carolina at 1 p.m.

    Singles

    1. Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. #2 Beatrice Capra (DU) – 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7)

    2. #44 Hanna Mar (DU) def. Kelly Williford (VT) – 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (5)

    3. #92 Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) – 6-4, 6-2

    4. Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Raluca Mita (VT) – 6-4, 6-0

    5. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) def. Annie Mulholland (DU) – 7-5, 7-5

    6. Marienne Jedoin (DU) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) – 6-2, 7-6 (8)

    Doubles

    Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) vs. Hanna Mar/Beatrice Capra (DU) – DNF

    Ester Goldfeld/Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) - 8-6

    Alyssa Smith/Marianne Jedoin (DU) def. Tea Ivanovic/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 8-3

    Order of finish – 3, 2

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