Wake Forest Tops No. 14 Ohio State
Jan. 27, 2018

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Wake Forest women's tennis team rallied for the second day in a row and defeated No. 14 Ohio State, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon in Columbus.

 The Demon Deacons (4-0) rebounded from dropping the doubles point and won four out of five singles matches to secure the win.

The Buckeyes (1-1) raced out to an early lead due to a dominating doubles performance. They won, 6-0, at no. 1 before clinching the point with a 6-2 win at no. 3.

However, the Deacs quickly took back the momentum with a strong start to singles competition. Anna Ulyashchenko clinched first at no. 4, winning, 6-1, 6-4 to tie the score. Then, Mary Caroline Meredith gave Wake Forest a 2-1 lead with a two-set win at no. 6.

After Ohio State tied the match at 2-2 with a win at no. 2, Chandler Carter outlasted Olivia Sneed at no. 3 to put the Deacs within one point of clinching the victory.

In the no. 1 spot, Emma Davis roared back after dropping the first set to win the second set, 6-0. In a hard-fought third set, Davis prevailed, 7-5, in the tiebreaker to give Wake Forest the victory.

Overall, it is the team's second-straight victory over a top-20 opponent, after defeating No. 18 Arkansas, 4-2, on Saturday.

With the win, the Demon Deacons have earned a spot at the ITA National Indoor Championships, held Feb. 9-12 in Madison, Wis.

Singles Results:
1. No. 72 Emma Davis (WF) def. Anna Sanford (OSU) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
2. No. 80 Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. No. 70 Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-2, 7-5
3. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Olivia Sneed (OSU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Danielle Wolf (OSU) vs. Joanna Zalewski (WF) 2-6, 6-3, unfinished
6. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Emma DeCoste (OSU 6-4, 7-5

Doubles Results:
1. Anna Sanford / Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. No. 42 Eliza Omirou / Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-0
2. Olivia Sneed / Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) vs. Chandler Carter / Emma Davis (WF) 5-2, unfinished
3. Danielle Wolf / Emma DeCoste (OSU) def. Mary Caroline Meredith / Joanna Zalewski (WF) 6-2