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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina won three tight matches on the day to defeat Virginia Tech, 6-1, Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels improved to 15-7 overall and 5-3 in the ACC while the Hokies fell to 10-9 and 1-7 in the conference.


UNC, ranked No. 18 nationally, took two of the three doubles matches for the first point and won five of the six singles contests for the final margin.


In singles, Sanaz Marand, ranked No. 61 nationally, blanked Inga Beermann (Sr., Bad Salzuflen, Germany), 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 and 63rd-ranked Katrina Tsang won the No. 2 match, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (0), over Tech’s Jessica Brouwer (Sr., Maarssen, The Netherlands). Elsewhere, Laura Reichert beat Yasmin Hamza (So., Cairo, Egypt.), 6-4, 6-2, at No. 4, Jelena Durisic eased past Courtney Rauscher (Fr., Evans, Ga.), 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (5) in the No. 5 match and Meg Fanjoy took the No. 6 contest, 6-4, 6-2, versus Holly Johnson (So., Tallahassee, Fla.).


Tech’s lone singles win occurred in the No. 3 match where Martha Blakely (Fr., Reading, Pa.) won, 6-4, 6-1, over Austin Smith.


In doubles, No. 61 Smith/Tsang edged No. 55 Brouwer/Johnson, 9-8 (1), at No. 1 and the Tar Heels clinched the doubles point as Fanjoy/Reichert took the No. 3 match, 8-4, over Hamza/Abbey Walker (Sr., Lancaster, S.C.). The Hokies took the No. 2 match where Beermann/Blakely defeated Marand/Haley Hemm, 8-5.


Tech returns to action on Sunday, at noon p.m.at No. 9 Duke.


#18 North Carolina 6, #58 Virginia Tech 1

Singles

No. 1 #61 Sanaz Marand (UNC) def. Inga Beermann (VT) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 #63 Katrina Tsang (UNC). def. Jessica Brouwer (VT) 6-7 (2), 6-3, 1-0 (0)

No. 3 Martha Blakely (VT) def. Austin Smith (UNC) 6-4, 6-1

No. 4 Laura Reichert (UMNC) def. Yasmin Hamza (VT) 6-4, 6-2

No. 5 Jelena Durisic (UNC) def. Courtney Rauscher (VT) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (5)

No. 6 Meg Fanjoy (UNC) def. Holly Johnson (VT) 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish: 1, 4, 6*, 3, 5, 2


Doubles

No. 1 #61 Smith/Tsang (UNC) def. #55 Brouwer/Johnson (VT) 9-8 (1)

No. 2 Beermann/Blakely (VT) def. Marand/Haley Hemm (UNC) 8-5

No. 3 Fanjoy/Reichert (UNC) def. Hamza/Abbey Walker (VT) 8-4

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1*

*Clinching point

 

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