pointThe University of Minnesota women's tennis team narrowly lost a non-conference dual today to Virginia Tech, falling 4-3 in Huntington, W.V. The Golden Gophers (2-6, 0-1 Big Ten) lost the doubles point, but won the top three singles matches. Minnesota came within one set at No. 4 singles of winning the match, but Ida Malmberg fell in three sets.
Virginia Tech opened the dual with a 2-1 record in doubles. The Golden Gophers picked up their lone win with A ngela Buergis and Ni schela Reddy dispatching Anat Elazari and Felice Lam , 8-2, at the No. 1 spot.
In singles, Buergis, Reddy and Li ndsay Risebrough earned straight set victories at No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Buergis improved to 7-1 in the spring with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Eazari, while Reddy moved to 5-3 with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Carolyn Kramer. Risebrough picked up her first win of the season at No. 3, downing Lam, 6-2, 6-3.
Malmberg won the first set 6-2 at No. 4 singles vs. Ashley James, but the Hokie rebounded to win the final two sets 6-2, 6-3 and clinch the dual win for Virginia Tech.
The Golden Gophers face host Marshall tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
#58 Virginia Tech 4, #71 Minnesota 3
March 6, 2004
No. 1 - A ngela Buergis (MN) def. Anat Elazari (VT), 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Ni schela Reddy (MN) def. Carolyn Kamer (VT), 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - Li ndsay Risebrough (MN) def. Felice Lam (VT), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 - Ashley James (VT) def. Id a Malmberg (MN), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Carolina Rodriguez (VT) def. E mily Bezek (MN), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 - Meredith Holmes (VT) def. M egan Steiger (MN), 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 - Buergis/Reddy (MN) def. Elazari/Lam (VT), 8-2
No. 2 - James/Karmer (VT) def. Malmberg/Risebrough (MN), 8-6
No. 3 - Holmes/Rodriguez (VT) def. Steiger/Je nna Tellefsen (MN), 8-2