Tech wraps up day two of Bedford Cup

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team wrapped up the second day of competition on Saturday at the Bedford Cup Mid-Atlantic in College Park, Maryland.

The Hokies’ Nancy Ghanem and Sarah Baron advanced into the quarterfinals of doubles, rolling past the top-seeded team Maryland’s Kate Yemelyanenka and Zoe Kulkarni 6-1. The Tech duo fell in a hard-fought quarterfinal match as VCU’s Marina Alcaide and Sofia Sualehe secured the 7-5 decision.

In the main draw of singles, Baron and Shene Disbergen represented the Hokies in the round of 16. Baron faltered against 4th-seed Maria Siopacha of Georgetown, 6-0, 6-2. Disbergen also fell in the round to 7th-seed Sara Komer of Delaware 7-5, 6-4.

Freshman Dori Mesmer picked up a win in the consolation bracket of singles, defeating Coppin State’s Brittanie Cahua 6-3, 6-4. Mesmer fell in the next round 6-2, 6-1 to Georgetown’s Drew Spinosa.

Tech’s McKenzie Collins and Fallon Delp paired up to defeat CSU’s Precious Udofe and Tinashe Gwaze 6-1 in the doubles consolation.

The Hokies will conclude the Bedford Cup on Sunday with singles matches beginning at 9 a.m.

Singles Main
Maria Siopacha (GW) def. Sarah Baron (VT) 6-0, 6-2

Sara Komer (UD) def. Shene Disbergen (VT) 7-5, 6-4

Singles Consolation
Dori Mesmer (VT) def. Brittanie Cahua (CSU) 6-3, 6-4
Drew Spinosa (G’town) def. Mesmer (VT) 6-2, 6-1

Sara Whited (UD) def. Sloan Barton (VT) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Main
Sarah Baron/Nancy Ghanem (VT) def. Kate Yemelyanenka/Zoe Kulkarni (MD) 6-1
Marina Alcaide/Sofia Sualehe (VCU) def. Baron/Ghanem (VT) 7-5

Risa Nakagawa/Sydney Goodson (G’town) def. Shene Disbergen/Luisa Uscocovich (VT) 6-2

Doubles Consolation
McKenzie Collins/Fallon Delp (VT) def. Precious Udofe/Tinashe Gwaze (CSU) 6-1

Melissa Ifidzhen/Paola Delgado (VCU) def. Barton/Mesmer (VT) WO

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