WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's tennis team will send a quartet of players to the 19th annual Hokie Fall Invitational, Sept. 28-30, at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg. Seniors Anik Cepeda and Nina Vulovich along with juniors Sydney Smith and Hope Johnson will compete in ! the event, beginning on Friday, Sept. 28.
The event includes four, 16-player singles flights and a pair of 16-team doubles draws. Friday kicks off with one round of doubles play at 9 a.m., followed by two rounds of singles. Saturday will start at 9 a.m. with two doubles rounds and one singles round. Sunday will be the final rounds of both singles and doubles, beginning at 9 a.m. Joining the Tribe and the host Virginia Tech at the event are Wofford, Liberty, UNCW, East Tennessee State, Radford, Armstrong Atlantic State, UMBC, Middle Tennessee State and Winthrop.
Cepeda and Johnson will pair to compete in doubles Flight A, while Smith and Vulovich will be in Flight B. Cepeda and Johnson will face the UNCW team of Kelley Cameron and Miller Hales at 9 a.m. on Friday in the opening round. Smith and Vulovich drew the East Tennessee State duo of Salma Dahbi and Sofia Espana at 9 a.m. as well.
In singles action, Cepeda opens competition in Flight A against ETSU's Salma Dahbi at 11 a.m. on Friday with her second round match in either the quarterfinals or consolation side slated for 2 p.m. Smith and Vulovich will take part in Flight B and C, respectively, and open singles action at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Smith will face UNCW's Christina Riley, while Vulovich meets Wofford's Mareli Sanchez. Both Tribe players will compete in their second round matches at 2 p.m. on Friday.