Hokies fall short in day two of Big 5 Challenge

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team struggled against a tough round of opponents on day two of the Big 5 Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas

Elena Cerezo-Codina and Katherine Butler battled to a super tiebreak before falling to their opponents. Cerezo-Codina dropped a hard-fought decision to Georgia’s #105 Marta Gonzalaz after winning the first set 6-4, Cerezo-Codina gave up the second 4-6. In the third, Gonzalez was up 3-0 when Cerezo-Codina retired.

Butler also had a close match against a Georgia foe, falling to the Bulldog’s Mariana Gould by a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-0.

In doubles, Nika Kozar and Nina Sorkin put up a fight against Georgia’s Annettee Goulak and Vivian Wolff, but ultimately fall with a score of 7-5.

Play will continue tomorrow in the championships beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. Caroline Daxhelet (VT) 7-5, 6-2
#105 Marta Gonzalaz (UGA) def. Elena Cerezo-Codina (VT) 4-6, 6-4, 3-0 ret.
#10 Elena Christofi (UGA) def. Nika Kozar (VT) 6-3, 6-1
Mariana Gould (UGA) def. Katherine Butler (VT) 3-6, 7-6, 6-0
Morgan Coppc (UGA) def. Nina Sorkin (VT) 6-3, 6-3
Annette Goulak (UGA) def. Sarah Baron (VT) 6-2, 6-3

#34 Christofi/Coppoc (UGA) def. #53 Cerezo-Codina/Daxhelet (VT) 6-3
Goulak/Wolff (UGA) def. Kozar/Sorkin (VT) 7-5
Jokic/Patterson (UGA) def. Baron/Uscocovich (VT) 6-4

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