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March 7, 2010
No. 42 NC State Beats No. 53 Wake Forest, 5-2
The No. 42 NC State women's tennis team earned its first ACC win of the year, with a 5-2 victory against in-state foe No. 53 Wake Forest.
In what was the first day of the spring playing outdoors the Wolfpack came out ready to win, sweeping all three doubles matches. Berkeley Brock paired with Sandhya Nagaraj to upset the No. 44 doubles team of Sasha Kulikova and Kathryn Talbert, 8-2. Lenka Hojckova and Tana Illova continued their solid play together with an 8-2 win over Aileen Davis and Emilee Malvehy. Daria Petrovic returned to the court after being sidelined with an injury to team up with Ashley Miller. Even though they hadn't played together in the spring, they easily beat Ryann Cutillo and Katarina Reveche, 8-5.
Petrovic was the first to finish her match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Cutillo. Illova soon followed, beating Reveche 6-3, 7-5. Hojckova clinched the win for the Pack with a close 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Malvehy.
Terps Roar Past Lions
Maryland stepped back out of conference play and scored an impressive victory over Columbia University Saturday afternoon.
The Terrapins (3-5, 0-3 ACC) secured a victory early with Burce Kurkan's 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Lions' (4-6, 0-0 Ivy League) Diana Shapoval at No. 5 singles. Kurkan also earned her team leading fifth victory of the season to improve to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 at No. 5 singles.
Other Terp winners included Lisa Miller, Julia Huschke, Jordan Hansbrough, and Lexi Brand at No. 1, 3, 4, and 6 singles respectively. Brand dropped just one game in her 6-1, 6-0 victory over Columbia's Natalia Christenson.
Virginia Falls at VCU 5-2
The No. 27 Virginia women’s tennis team had its five-match winning streak snapped Saturday with a 5-2 loss at No. 29 VCU. The Cavaliers fell to 8-3 on the season, while the Rams (11-2) won their eighth consecutive match.
Virginia fell behind early 1-0 as VCU swept the three doubles contests. In singles, the Rams clinched the match with straight set wins at the No. 3-6 positions. The Cavaliers recorded wins at the top two singles positions. Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) topped Ana Bara 7-6, 7-5 at No. 2 singles and Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, 10-6 win over Josefin Hjertquist at No. 1 singles.
Virginia continues its road trip on Monday as it visits No. 28 Marshall.