Tech claims second win of day, defeating App State 5-2

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BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team picked up its second win of the day, defeating Appalachian State 5-2 in the evening match at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Tech (2-0) got off to a slow start, giving up the doubles point to the Mountaineers. The Hokies won the match on two with a freshman duo of Nika Kozar and Nina Sorkin defeating Sandra Anglesjö and Emily Gaskins, 6-3.

The Hokies got on the board with Sorkin’s win at five where she defeated Melissa Machado 6-2, 6-0. Tech went up 2-1 as Katherine Butler defeated Heidi Swope 6-2, 6-0 on four.

Kozar claimed her second singles win of the day, downing Taylor Bygrave 6-3, 6-3 in the three to give the Hokies a 3-1 advantage in the match. The Hokies clinched the match on court one where 25th-ranked Natalie Novotna knocked off Teodora Sevo 6-3, 6-4.

Shene Disbergen claimed the final point for the Hokies on court six. After winning the opening set 6-4 over Rebecca Morse, Disbergen fell 1-6 in the second before taking it in a tiebreak 10-5.

The Hokies will be back on the court next weekend, hosting Missouri on Sunday, Feb. 4 at noon.

Singles
1. #25 Natalie Novotna (VT) def. Teodora Sevo (AppSt) 6-3, 6-4
2. Maria Zacarias (AppSt) def. Caroline Daxhelet (VT) 3-6, 6-1, 4-6
3. Nika Kozar (VT) def. Taylor Bygrave (AppSt) 6-3, 6-3
4. Katherine Butler (VT) def. Heidi Swope (AppSt) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nina Sorkin (VT) def. Melissa Machado (AppSt) 6-2, 6-0
6. Shene Disbergen (VT) def. Rebecca Morse (AppSt) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0(5)
Order of finish: 5,4,3,1*,6,2

Doubles
1. Swope/Zacarias (AppSt) def. Cerezo-Codina/Baron (VT) 6-3
2. Kozar/Sorkin (VT) def. Anglesjo/Gaskins (AppSt) 6-3
3. Machado/Sevo (AppSt) def. Disbergen/Collins (VT) 6-4
Order of finish: 2,1,3*

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