Hokies Run Past Terps, 5-2

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COLLEGE PARK, MD - The Maryland women’s tennis team fell to No. 48 Virginia Tech, 5-2, at the Tennis Center at College Park Sunday afternoon.

The Terrapins (5-4, 1-3) won the doubles point, but only produced one singles win. Maryland went 1-1 overall on the weekend with a win over Pittsburgh on Friday.

In the doubles session, the Terps fell behind early but rallied back with some inspired play. Olga and Nataliya Bredikhina started the comeback with an 8-5 victory over Tea Ivanovic and Sansitha Nandakumar.

At No. 1, Welma Luus and Kristina Hovsepyan played fantastic defense on match point to close out Francesca Fusinato and Raluca Mita, 9-8 (7-3) and give the Terps the doubles point.

The Hokies jumped on the Terps in singles, winning the first set in five of six matches. Mita squared the match at 1-1 with a win over Olga Bredikhina. Shortly after, Kelly Williford eased past Luus, 6-2, 6-2.

Ilinca Stoica put Virginia Tech ahead by two with a victory over Kristina Hovsepyan at No. 2. Nandakumar finished off the contest, defeating Olga Gaistruk, 7-5, 6-0.

Nataliya Bredikhina salvaged a win for the Terps at No. 4, fighting off some tense moments in the second set to claim a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Maryland retakes the court next Saturday against Virginia. Play is scheduled to begin at noon. 

Virginia Tech 5, Maryland 2

Doubles Results
#1. Welma Luss/Kristina Hovsepyan (MD) def. Francesca Fusinato/Raluca Mita (VT), 9-8 (7-3)
#2. Kelly Williford/Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Alexandra Stanova/Olivia Gaudreault (MD), 8-3
#3. Olga Bredikhina/Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) def. Tea Ivanovic/Sansitha Nandakumar (VT), 8-5
Order of Finish, 2, 3, 1
Singles Results
#1. Francesca Fusinato (VT) def. Alexandra Stanova (MD), 6-1, 6-2
#2. Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. Kristina Hovsepyan (MD), 6-2, 6-4
#3. Kelly Williford (VT) def. Welma Luus (MD), 6-2, 6-2
#4. Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT), 6-3, 6-4
#5. Raluca Mita (VT) def. Olga Bredikhina (MD), 6-1, 6-1
#6. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) def. Olga Gaistruk (MD), 7-5, 6-0
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 2, 6, 1, 4