March 22, 2014
No. 59 Hokies fall to No. 75 Demon Deacons
Tech falls to 2-5 in ACC play
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The No. 59 Virginia Tech women’s tennis team (9-7, 2-5 ACC) dropped a road, ACC match 6-1 against No. 75 Wake Forest (10-6, 2-5 ACC) on Saturday afternoon.

The Demon Deacons started the day by taking the doubles point. Xue Zhang and Kasey Gardiner took the No. 1 doubles match 8-5 over Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford. Kimmy Guerin and Karen Forman paired up to clinch the doubles point with their 8-5 win over Tea Ivanovic and Sansitha Nandakumar.

Stoica, ranked No. 66, tallied a point for the Hokies when Andrea Retolaza retired with the score at 6-0, 1-0 at No. 1

Wake Forest tallied wins in the rest of the singles matches for the victory. Luisa Fernandez topped Williford 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3, and Zhang took a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Carol Kahoun at No. 6.

The Demon Deacons clinched the match with Gardiner’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Nandakumar at No. 5.

Guerin won 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (2) over Francesca Fusinato at No. 1, and Samantha Asch topped Raluca Mita 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 to round out the day.

The Hokies return to action tomorrow as they take on N.C. State at 1 p.m. in Raleigh.

Singles

1. #66 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-0, 1-0, retired

2. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. #75 Francesca Fusinato (VT) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2

3. Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-0, 6-2

4. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

5. Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 6-3, 6-2

6. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

1. Xue Zhang/Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) 8-5

2. #72 Luisa Fernandez/Samantha Asch (WF) def. Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) 6-5

3. Kimmy Guerin/Karen Forman (WF) def. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) 8-5

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