WFU Tames Nittany Lions 7-0

Feb. 2, 2008

Final Stats

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 22 Wake Forest women's tennis team defeated Penn State 7-0 at WFU's Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Nittany Lions are now 1-2 for the season, while the Demon Deacons improved to 1-1 in dual match play. Wake Forest will continue action this weekend with the No. 16 Tennessee Lady Vols on Sunday at 2 p.m. Live scoring for the match will be available here.

Wake Forest raced out to a 1-0 lead by sweeping the doubles portion of the match. Christian Tara and WFU tennis newcomer Aileen Davis defeated Dorothy Dohanics and Lauren Holzbert at No. 3 8-3. WFU's Sasha Kulikova and Sierra Poske clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 victory over Jenny Shular and Sarah Lotto. Kulikova and Poske are now 2-0 in doubles at No. 2.

In singles, the match's only two Georgia natives battled at No. 1, where Wake's Alex Hirsch, out of Atlanta, topped Jenny Shular from Peachtree City 6-3, 6-3.

Emilee Malvhey put the Deacons within one match win of taking overall victory on Saturday when she defeated Dohanics 6-2, 6-3. The Wake Forest freshman out of Auburn, California is now 2-0 in singles for the season.

Sierra Poske clinched the match at No. 4 singles, defeating PSU competitor Lauren 6-0, 6-3. Kulikova followed a few minutes later, fighting through a 6-5 second set deficit to top Katelyn BeVard 6-0, 7-6.

WFU's Christian Tara and PSU's Lauren Holzberg had a tight first set, tying at 5-5 and then 6-6 before Tara took the win 7-6. Tara followed with a 6-2 second set for the fifth Deacon singles win of the night.



At No. 6, Katarina Reveche defeated Denisa Zobeideh 7-5 in the first set, but the PSU competitor knotted the match score with a 6-4 win in the second set. Reveche then took the super tiebreaker win 10-7.

Wake Forest Women's Tennis
WFU vs. Penn State
University Indoor Tennis Center

Wake Forest 7, Penn State 0

1. #75 Alex Hirsch (WFU) d. Jenny Shular, (PSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Sasha Kulikova (WFU) d. Katelyn BeVard (PSU)6-0, 7-6
3. Christian Tara (WFU) d. Lauren Holzbert (PSU) 7-6, 6-2
4. Sierra Poske (WFU) d. Sarah Lotto (PSU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Emilee Malvehy (WFU) d. Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Katarina Reveche (WFU) d. Denisa Zobeidah (PSU) 7-5, 4-6, 10-7

Order of finish: 1, 5, 4*, 2, 3, 6

1. Sasha Kulikova/Sierra Poske (WFU) d. Jenny Shular/Sarah Lotto (PSU) 8-4
2. Jenna Loeb/Alex Hirsch (WFU) d. Katelyn BeVard/Lauren McCarthy (PSU) 9-7
3. Aileen Davis/Christian Tara (WFU) d. Dorothy Dohanics/Lauren Holzbert (PSU) 8-3

Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2 * = Clinching match

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