Hokies claim wins on day one of Wake Forest Invite

Wake Forest Invitational

Singles Draws

Doubles Draws

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team had a solid opening day on Friday at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Nika Kozar had a tough first set against Charlotte’s Tai Martin, needing a tiebreaker to win it 7-6(7), but the Tech freshman rolled in the second set 6-0 to advance in the A2 singles flight.

In the E1 singles, Shene Disbergen fell behind, dropping the first set 3-6 to Elon’s Montana Moore. The Hokies’ sophomore battled back though to take the second 6-4 before winning the third 7-5.

McKenzie Collins also had a tough first set in the G1 singles, needing the tiebreak to win it 7-6(4) over Charlotte’s Gabriela Gonzalez. Collins powered back in the second to secure the match 6-1.

In doubles, Collins and Disbergen teamed up to win an opening round match 8-3 over ECU’s Sarah Sarjoo and Annija Veinsteina. The Tech tandem faltered in the second round, falling to JMU’s Jona Roka and Dylan Owens, 8-6.

The Hokies will return to the court on Saturday in Winston-Salem.

A2 Singles
Nika Kozar (VT) def. Tai Martin (Char) 7-6(7), 6-0

E1 Singles
Shene Disbergen (VT) def. Montana Moore (Elon) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

G1 Singles
McKenzie Collins (VT) def. Gabriela Gonzalez (Char) 7-6(4), 6-1

C2 Singles
Emma Petersen (JMU) def. Katherine Butler (VT) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(2)

A Doubles
Lyndell Giffenig/Kiana Marshall (Rich) def. Butler/Kozar (VT) 8-5
Karoline Haller/Haily Morgan (WrSt) def. Butler/Kozar (VT) 8-6

C Doubles
Collins/Disbergen (VT) def. Sarah Sarjoo/Annija Veinsteina (ECU) 8-3
Jona Roka/Dylan Owens (JMU) def. Collins/Disbergen (VT) 8-6

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