BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team fell 5-2 to Old Dominion this afternoon.
 
In a well fought doubles slate, seniors Nika Kozar and Elizabet Danailova, the No. 58 pair in the country, fell to the No. 8 duo of Yulia Starodubtseva and Alesya Yakubovich.
 
The Hokies (1-2) struggled to pick up any momentum against the Monarchs (2-3) in singles.
 
Senior Nina Sorkin gave Tech some life on Court 5, winning a first set tiebreak before putting her foot on the gas in the second, ultimately earning a 7-6(3), 6-0 victory.
 
Freshman Sabina Richtrova showed resiliency on Court 4 and battled to a three set win, decided by a 10-point tiebreak, 7-5, 5-7, 1-0(4).
 
Tech will return to the floor next Saturday to host Furman.
 
SINGLES
1. #40 Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Nika Kozar (VT) 6-3, 6-2
2. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Rita Pinto (VT) 6-1, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
3. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Tamara Barad Itzhaki (VT) 6-1, 6-1
4. Sabina Richtrova (VT) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)
5. Nina Sorkin (VT) def. Alexandra Viktorovic (ODU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
6. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Katie Andreini (VT) 6-0, 6-0
 
DOUBLES
1. #8 Yulia Starodubtseva/Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. #58 Nika Kozar/Elizabet Danailova (VT) 6-4
2. Holly Hutchinson/Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) def. Tamara Barad Itzhaki/Sabina Richtrova (VT) 6-1
3. Erika Cheng/Katie Andreini (VT) vs. Brooke Pilkington/Alexandra Viktorovic (ODU) 4-4, unfinished

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