Feb. 1, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The University of Louisville women's tennis team fell to Virginia Tech 5-2 Friday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
"We let one slip away," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. "We created some definite opportunities to win this match. We played too passively at important moments and you can't win that way away from home. We have to regroup and play a very good Minnesota team tomorrow."
Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita gave Tech a quick doubles win at No. 2 with an 8-1 victory over Louisville's Rebecca Shine and Rebecca Bodine. The Cardinals bounced back with a come from behind 8-6 victory at No. 1 as Julia Fellerhoff and Manuela Velasquez defeated the Hokies' Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford.
Tech claimed the doubles point with a victory at No. 3 as Emily Lauten and Isel Martinez-Marcos fended off a late surge by Mandy Brown and Stefanie Villajuan to win 8-6.
Louisville quickly rebound to tie the match at one all as Manuela Velasquez defeated Tech's Raluca Mita 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3.
The Hokies got their first singles point of the afternoon when Carol Kahoun defeated Stefanie Villajuan 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5. Tea Ivanovic extended the Tech lead to 3-1 with her 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Rebecca Bodine at No. 6.
Louisville fought back, though, as #62 Rebecca Shine
defeated Isel Martinez-Marcos 7-6(2), 6-3 at No. 2. The Cardinals would come up short though when Kelly Williford clinched the match for the Hokies with a 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4 win at No. 4.
Ilinca Stoica rounded out the Tech campaign with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 1 over #84 Julia Fellerhoff.
No. 1 Julia Fellerhoff/Manuela Velasquez (UL) def. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT) 8-5
No. 2 Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) def. Rebecca Shine/Rebecca Bodine (UL) 8-0
No. 3 Emily Lauten/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) def. Mandy Brown/Stefanie Villajuan (UL) 8-6
Order of finish: 2,1,3*
No. 1 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. #84 Julia Fellerhoff (UL) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 #62 Rebecca Shine (UL) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 7-6 (2), 6-3
No. 3 Manuela Velasquez (UL) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Kelly Williford (VT) def. Mandy Brown (UL) 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4
No. 5 Carol Kahoun (VT) def. Stefanie Villajuan (UL) 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 Tea Ivanovic (VT) def. Rebecca Bodine (UL) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 3,5,6,2,4*,1