Demon Deacons Split Sunday Double Dual
Jan. 22, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest women's tennis team went on the road for the first time this season to face Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State in pair of dual matches Sunday, Jan. 22. The Demon Deacons fell to the Volunteers 4-1 in the opener before blanking the Blue Raiders 4-0 in the second match of the day at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. The trip to Knoxville, Tennessee was the start of a six-match road trip for Wake Forest before returning home on Feb. 11.

Wake Forest 1, Tennessee 4
The Deacs (3-1) started their morning session off with a win thanks to the duo of Samantha Asch and Joanna Zalewski, at the No. 3 doubles spot, winning 6-4. Next to step off the court was Emma Davis and Chandler Carter, playing at No. 2 doubles. Davis/Carter came up short, losing their match 6-4. Shortly after, Kimmy Guerin and Anna Ulyashchenko lost their match at the No. 1 doubles spot, 7-5.

Entering singles play down 1-0, the Deacs kept their trend of winning the first singles match thanks to Carter earning a 6-4, 6-2 victory at the No. 5 spot. Guerin, ranked No. 33 in the country, dropped her first singles match of the spring season falling 6-4, 6-3. The No. 2 singles spot was a top-75 matchup between No. 61 Davis and No. 64 Brittany Lindl. Davis was topped by Lindl,6-7(4), 4-6.

With Wake Forest trailing 3-1, the match came down to the No. 3 singles spot of Ulyashchenko playing a decisive third set. Ulyashchenko ultimately lost the third set, 6-4, to clinch the match for the Volunteers (4-0). Zalewski and Fernandez's matches went unfinished as Tennessee clinched the match. Zalewski was up in her match, 6-7(5), 6-4, 3-2, while Fernandez found herself in a tie, 7-6(3), 3-6, 3-3, as the match was called.

 

 

Wake Forest 4, MTSU 0
The Deacs were able to bounce back after losing to Tennessee with a 4-0 sweep over MTSU (2-2). After Courtney Meredith and Fernandez went down, 6-2, in their No. 3 doubles match, the Deacs were able to rally to get the doubles point thanks to Guerin/Ulyashchenko and Davis/Carter. At the No. 1 doubles spot Guerin/Ulyashchenko claimed their match, 6-2, while Davis/Carter were victorious, 6-4, to clinch the doubles point for the Deacs.

The Deacs used their momentum from doubles to cruise past the Blue Raiders in singles. At the No. 3 singles spot, Ulyashchenko was first off the court defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-1. Shortly after, Carter, who played No. 4 singles, got her third victory of the day winning 6-1, 6-1. Davis was able to secure the match victory for the Deacs coming out victorious, 6-0, 6-3, in the No. 2 singles spot.

Guerin, Asch, and Fernandez's matches all went unfinished due to Wake Forest clinching the match, 4-0. Playing at No. 1 singles, Guerin won her first set, 6-1, and Asch, playing her first singles match of the day, also took to the opening set, 6-2. Fernandez was in the midst of a tiebreaker, 6-6 (1-1), as the match was called.

Wake Forest is back in action January 28-29, as the Demon Deacons travel to Charlottesville, Virginia for the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Deacs will face LSU at 10 a.m. on Saturday, while Virginia and and Mississippi will meet later in the day. The winners and losers of Saturday's matches will then meet on Sunday to conclude competition.

Tennessee 4, Wake Forest 1
Singles competition
1. Sadie Hammond (UTW) def. #33 Kimmy Guerin (WF) 6-4, 6-3
2. #64 Brittany Lindl (UTW) def. #61 Emma Davis (WF) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
3. Eve Repic (UTW) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
4. Ariadna Riley (UTW) vs. Joanna Zalewski (WF) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
5. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Johanna Silva (UTW) 6-4, 6-2
6. Gabby Schuck (UTW) vs. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 3-3, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Eve Repic/Brittany Lindl (UTW) def. Kimmy Guerin/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 7-5
2. Sadie Hammond/Gabby Schuck (UTW) def. Emma Davis/Chandler Carter (WF) 6-4
3. Samantha Asch/Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Ariadna Riley/Kim Kermet (UTW) 6-4

Wake Forest 4, Middle Tennessee 0
Singles competition
1. Kimmy Guerin (WF) vs. Lidia Burrows (MT) 6-1, unfinished
2. Emma Davis (WF) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-0, 6-3
3. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Costanza Magazzini (MT) 6-0, 6-1
4. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Luisa Zirilli (MT) 6-1, 6-1
5. Samantha Asch (WF) vs. Marta Peris Herrero (MT) 6-2, unfinished
6. Luisa Fernandez (WF) vs. Holly Horsfall (MT) 6-6 (1-1), unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Kimmy Guerin/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Sarah Sediri/Josefina Zehnder (MT) 6-2
2. Emma Davis/Chandler Carter (WF) def. Marta Peris Herrero/Holly Horsfall (MT) 6-4
3. Lidia Burrows/Costanza Magazzini (MT) def. Courtney Meredith/Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-2

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