Women's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, February 26

Feb. 26, 2010

Virginia Sweeps Boston College in ACC Opener
The No. 25 Virginia women’s tennis team opened ACC play with a 7-0 win at Boston College Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers won their third consecutive match and improved to 6-2 overall, while the Eagles fall to 3-5 (1-1 ACC).

Virginia opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) won at No. 1 doubles, Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) won at No. 2 doubles, and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) won at No. 3 doubles.

In singles, the Cavaliers won all six matches in straight sets. Hardenbergh defeated Alex Kelleher 6-2, 6-4 at the top position. At No. 2, Fraser cruised past Katarina Gajic 6-1, 6-2. Vierra won at No. 3, downing Olga Khmylev 6-3, 6-3. Stevens defeated Katharine Attwell 7-6, 6-1 at No. 4 singles. At No. 5, Tomljanovic won 6-3, 6-4 over Ina Kauppila and Fuccillo topped Jacqueline Mabatha 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6.

Hokies open ACC schedule with 5-2 win at Maryland
The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team had a successful opening to the ACC portion of the 2010 dual match schedule Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win at Maryland. The Hokies improve to 5-3 on the year and 1-0 in ACC play, while the Terps fall to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Tech, ranked No. 61 in this week’s ITA national poll, dropped two of the three doubles matches to relinquish the first point of the day, but recovered to win five of the six singles contests.

In singles action, freshman Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), making her debut at the No. 1 position, defeated Lisa Miller, 6-3, 6-2, while Yasmin Hamza (Jr., Cairo, Egypt) rolled to a, 6-4, 6-2, No. 3 win over Julie Huschke. Elsewhere, Shannon Betts (So., Newnan, Ga.) won her No. 4 match, 6-4, 6-3, versus Jordan Hansbrough, Courtney Rauscher (So., Evans, Ga.) rolled to an easy, 6-1, 6-0, win at No. 5 against Lexi Brand and Emily Lauten (Fr., Marietta, Ga.) took the No. 6 contest, 6-4, 6-2, over Burce Kurkan.