PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers women’s tennis team (2-3, 1-1 BIG EAST) loss to Virginia Tech late Friday night, 6-1, at the East Brunswick Tennis Center for its third loss of the season." />
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Rutgers Drops BIG EAST Match to Virginia Tech 6-1
  • Posted on February 21, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers women’s tennis team (2-3, 1-1 BIG EAST) loss to Virginia Tech late Friday night, 6-1, at the East Brunswick Tennis Center for its third loss of the season.

    The Hokies beat the Scarlet Knights in all three doubles matches, while notching wins in five of six singles matches.

    RU’s lone win in singles competition came at No. 4 singles with Alina Balasa (East Brunswick, NJ) defeating Ginger Lowdermilk, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. At No. 1, it was Virginia Tech’s Kristen Stubbs taking the win over Andrea Weckstein (Holmdel, NJ), 6-1, 6-3. Senior Jennifer Hellier (Annapolis, MD) put up a fight at No. 2 singles before falling to Carolyn Kramer, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Carissa Sommerlad (Bradley Beach, NJ) lost at the No. 3 position to Elissa Kinard, 6-3, 6-2. At No. 6, it was VT’s Felice Lam picking up the win over Ketevan Shmakova (Dover, NJ), 6-3, 6-4.

    In doubles play, Weckstein and Sommerlad lost to Kramer and Kinard, 8-2, at the No.1 position, while Hellier and Shmakova fell at No. 2, 8-2, to Stubbs and Lowdermilk of Virginia Tech. Kaitlin Link (Ontario, Canada) and Balasa lost to Zdenka Videnova and Lam, 8-4 at No. 3 doubles.

    The Scarlet Knights will be back on Sunday, hosting Binghamton in a non-conference match at the Busch Tennis Bubble at 10 a.m.

    Doubles
    No. 1 Kramer/Kinard (VT) def. Weckstein/Sommerlad (RU), 8-2
    No. 2 Stubbs/Lowdermilk (VT) def. Hellier/Shmakova (RU), 8-2
    No. 3 Videnova/Lam (VT) def. Link/Balasa (RU), 8-4
    Singles
    No. 1 Kristen Stubbs (VT) def. Andrea Weckstein (RU), 6-1, 6-3
    No. 2 Carolyn Kramer (VT) def. Jennifer Hellier (RU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
    No. 3 Elissa Kinard (VT) def. Carissa Sommerlad (RU), 6-3, 6-2
    No. 4 Alina Balasa (RU) def. Ginger Lowdermilk (VT), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
    No. 5 Zdenka Videnova (VT) def. Kaitlin Link (RU), 6-0, 6-2
    No. 6 Felice Lam (VT) def. Ketevan Shmakova (RU), 6-3, 6-4

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