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Herd Welcomes Hokies for Home Opener

Marija Bogicevic needs one doubles win to reach 30 in her Herd career.
Marija Bogicevic needs one doubles win to reach 30 in her Herd career.
Feb. 8, 2018

MATCH FIVE
Virginia Tech (3-0, 0-0 ACC) at Marshall (0-4, 0-0 C-USA)
Friday, Feb. 9 | 4 p.m.
Huntington Tennis Club | Huntington, W.Va.
 
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall women’s tennis team begins the home slate of its schedule Friday when it takes on the Virginia Tech Hokies. First serve is set for 4 p.m. at the Huntington Tennis Club.
 
A LOOK BACK: COURTSIDE CLASSIC
Marija Bogicevic earned the lone point for Marshall in the Herd’s 6-1 loss to host institution Minnesota in the first match at the Courtside Classic. Anna Smith’s first career singles win during dual match play was not enough for the Herd, as Marshall dropped a 4-3 decision to DePaul in the consolation match.
 
MILESTONE WATCH
Bogicevic is one doubles win away from reaching 30 in her career. Brooke Lashway is seeking her first singles win during dual match play in a Herd uniform. Lashway’s next singles win will also be the 10th of her career (won six at USF in 2016-17, three in fall 2017 with Marshall). Stephanie Smith’s next singles win will be the 50th of her career.
 
SCOUTING THE HOKIES
Virginia Tech is off to a 3-0 start this season, with wins over Appalachian State, East Tennessee State and Missouri. All three matches were home matches, meaning that this is Virginia Tech’s first road match of the season. The Hokies are led by Natalie Novotna, who was the ITA Atlantic Regional champion in the fall. Novotna and Katherine Butler each sport perfect 3-0 records this season. Elena Cerezo-Codina and Nika Kozar are each 2-0 this season. Kozar and Nina Sorkin are the top doubles pair for the Hokies with a 2-0 record.
 
SERIES HISTORY
Virginia Tech leads the all-time series, 14-9. Marshall won the last match between the two teams in Blacksburg a year ago, 5-2.
 
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UP NEXT
The Herd hits the road for a match at Penn State Sunday. First serve is set for 11 a.m.

The Last Meeting
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Virginia Tech2
February 12, 2017
Blacksburg, Va.
@Herd_Tennis Bounces Back, Rallies to Defeat Hokies
The Marshall women's tennis team rebounded after a tough loss to VCU, overcoming a 2-1 defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies Sunday afternoon, 5-2, at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.



 

 

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