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#10 Women's Tennis Too Much For Virginia Tech

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 04/20/2013
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BLACKSBURG, Va. – The 10th-ranked University of Miami women’s tennis team has won 11 of its last 12 matches after defeating Virginia Tech, 4-1, Saturday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

The match started at 11 a.m. with the temperature at a chilly 46 degrees, not something the Miami players are accustomed to in balmy South Florida.

 
No. 68 Virginia Tech vs. No. 10 Miami
 
1
VIRGINIA TECH
4
MIAMI

(13-9, 2-7 ACC)

(16-4, 7-2 ACC)
 
#1 Singles
1 2 3
  Ilinca Stoica 6 6  
  No. 53 Stephanie Wagner 0 3  
 
#2 Singles
1 2 3
  Raluca Mita 6 3 0
  No. 85 Kelsey Laurente 3 6 5
  #3 Singles 1 2 3
  Isel Martinez-Marcos 1 3  
  No. 112 Clementina Riobueno 6 6  
  #4 Singles 1 2 3
  Kelly Williford 1 2  
  Monique Albuquerque 6 6  
  #5 Singles 1 2 3
  Carol Kahoun 1 6 0
  Melissa Bolivar 6 4 6
  #6 Singles 1 2 3
  Tea Ivanovic 7 2  
  Deborah Suarez 6 (4) 3  
           
  #1 Doubles 1 2  
  Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford    
  Clementina Riobueno/Monique Albuquerque 8    
  #2 Doubles 1 2  
  Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita 6 unf  
  Deborah Suarez/Stephanie Wagner 5 unf  
  #3 Doubles 1 2  
  Emily Lauten/Isel Martinez-Marcos 1    
  Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente 8    

“We were able to get a solid result in tough conditions,” said Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews. “This was definitely the coldest weather we have played in this season and the wind made it pretty rough. I was glad the team kept their cool and worked through it.”

Doubles wins from the teams of Melissa Bolivar and Kelsey Laurente  (8-1) and Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno (8-5) gave the Canes a 1-0 lead.  The latter duo has now won a team-leading 13 double wins in dual matches this season and have won 10 straight.

Albuquerque wasted no time in singles play, as she ousted the Hokies’ Kelly Williford, 6-1, 6-2. The win improved the sophomore’s record to 7-3 over the last 10 matches.

After 53rd-ranked Stephanie Wagner dropped just her second match of the season out of the No. 1 position, 112th-ranked Clementina Riobueno gave the Canes a 3-1 advantage with her straight-set victory over Isel Martinez-Marcos, 6-1, 6-3. The freshman becomes the first player this season to earn 20 wins.

Junior Melissa Bolivar once again claimed the match-clincher, using an outstanding third set to defeat Carol Kahoun on Court 5, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0. Like Riobueno, Bolivar has won an impressive 10 consecutive singles matches, improving her dual match record to 16-2 on the season.

The Hurricanes wrap up their regular season at 17th-ranked Virginia on Sunday at noon.

For live stats of Miami’s match at Virginia, click here.

Doubles:
No. 1 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (MIA) def. Ilinca Stoica/Kelly Williford (VT)  8-5
No. 2 Carol Kahoun/Raluca Mita (VT) def. Deborah Suarez/Stephanie Wagner (MIA) 6-5 (unfinished)
No. 3 Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (MIA) def. Emily Lauten/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 8-1
Order of finish: 3,1*

Singles:
No. 1 Ilinca Stoica (VT) def. #53 Stephanie Wagner (MIA) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 #85 Kelsey Laurente (MIA) def. Raluca Mita (VT) 6-3, 3-6, 0-5 unfinished
No. 3 #112 Clementina Riobueno (MIA) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Monique Albuquerque (MIA) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Melissa Bolivar (MIA) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
No. 6 Deborah Suarez (MIA) def. Tea Ivanovic (VT) 7-6(4), 2-3 unfinished
Order of finish: 4,1,3,5*

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