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Lady Flames Compete in Hokie Fall Invite

October 4, 2010  Blacksburg, Va.  RSS
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Hannah Fick produced a 3-1 record in C Flight singles play, finishing as the runner-up in the Hokie Fall Invite.

Hannah Fick produced a 3-1 record in C Flight singles play, finishing as the runner-up in the Hokie Fall Invite.

The Lady Flames took part in the Hokie Fall Invite this past weekend, compiling a record of 20-14 against a strong field in Blacksburg, Va. A shared title in the F Singles flight between Rebekah Jenkins and Annisha Domenech highlighted the weekend, while Hannah Fick and Jessie Boda were also able to make it to the championship match of their respective flights.

Jenkins and Domenech both produced 3-0 records in the F Singles flight to make it into the championship match, before sharing the crown after not competing against each in the final.

Jenkins was able to grind out her three match victories, which each took three sets to decide. After opening with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Emily Mannix from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Jenkins defeated Kristin Nimits of James Madison, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. In her semi-final match, she defeated Stephanie Villajuan of Louisville 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Domenech made tidy work of her end of the bracket, defeating her three opponents in straight sets. On Friday, Domenech defeated Kristin Gordon of East Carolina and Kristin Roth of Penn State by scores of 6-3, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-2, respectively. In her semi-final match she was able to beat host Virginia Tech's Katie Blow, 6-4, 6-3.

Teammate Fick produced wins in her first three matches of the invite in the C Flight of singles play. After defeating Emily Lauten of Virginia Tech in straight sets (6-2, 6-4), Fick also beat Kelly Cameron of UNC-Wilmington, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, and Kelly Tidwell of Richmond, 6-4, 7-6 (4), to advance to the final match. However, Fick, fell to Virginia Tech's Martha Blakely by scores of 1-6, 1-6.

Fellow Flame Boda was victorious in her opening two matches, winning in straight sets, before dropping the championship contest in the G Singles flight to Brites Moniz-Soares of Davidson, 1-6, 4-6. Boda's wins came against Vanessa Fuleihan of East Carolina, 6-2, 6-3, and Tori Ford of William & Mary, 6-1, 6-2.

Despite dropping her first match of the season in the opening round, Jordan Jenkins rebounded well to post a 3-1 record on the weekend. In her final match of the event, Jenkins split the first two sets with Catherine Kellner of Marshall 1-6, 6-4 before taking the third set 14-12 in a 10-point tiebreak.

The combination of Jordan Jenkins and Cameron Richard was the most successful doubles team for the Flames in Blacksburg, with the duo posting a 3-1 record for the event.

The Lady Flames will have team members in two locations this coming weekend. Jordan Jenkins and Fick will compete in the Billie Jean King Invitational, Oct. 8-11, at the United State Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., while others will take part in the Elon Fall Tournament in Elon, N.C.