#51 Deacons Fall to #14 Clemson 6-1, Defeat ECU 7-0
Sam Asch finished a team-best 2-0 record during the doubleheader
Feb. 22, 2015

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 51-ranked Wake Forest women's tennis team split their doubleheader on Sunday. The Deacons started the day with a 6-1 loss to No. 14 Clemson, but bounced back for a 7-0 shutout win over East Carolina in the nightcap at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

Samantha Asch led the way for the Demon Deacons finishing a perfect 2-0 for the day. She picked up Wake Forest's lone point in the loss to the Tigers and won her singles match in a shutout win over East Carolina. She improves to a team-best 18-3 overall in singles since the fall season and is now 8-1 in dual match play.

Wake Forest will hit the road for the next five matches, beginning with a weekend trip to Florida to take on Miami on Friday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. followed by a visit to Florida State on Sunday, March 1, at noon.

The Deacons will return home on Sunday, March 22 to host a doubleheader against North Carolina at noon, followed by a match against Appalachian State at 4:30 p.m.

No. 14 Clemson 6, No. 51 Wake Forest 1

Samantha Asch prevailed in the final match on court and Courtney Meredith took her match down to a third-set tiebreaker, but No. 51 Wake Forest fell in its ACC opener against No. 14 Clemson by a score of 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

Asch went down to a third set to decide her match on court four after splitting sets with Clemson's Tristen Dewar. She dominated the deciding 10-point tiebreaker and took the match by a score of 6-3, 5-7, 1-0(10-4).

Meredith, playing on court six against Daniela Ruiz of the Tigers, dropped her first set by a score of 6-3. But in the second set, the Wake Forest freshman stormed out to a 5-0 lead and finished it off with a 6-3 score of her own to even the match. Ruiz proved to be too much in the tiebreaker played in lieu of the third set, and Ruiz won by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(9).



Final Stats

1. #35 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Kimmy Guerin (WF) 6-1, 6-2
2. #23 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Xue Zhang (WF) 6-1, 6-2
3. #119 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-1, 6-2
4. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)
5. #75 Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Courtney Meredith (WF) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)

1. #1 Jessy Rompies/Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Kimmy Guerin/Andrea Retolaza (WF) 8-3
2. Samantha Asch/Luisa Fernandez (WF) vs. #59 Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (CU) 4-4, unfinished
3. #44 Daniela Ruiz/Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Karen Forman/Xue Zhang (WF) 8-2

Match Notes:
Clemson 6-4, 2-0 ACC; National ranking #14
Wake Forest 8-3, 0-1 ACC; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,1,3,5,6,4)
T-3:07 A-115

No. 51 Wake Forest 7, East Carolina 0

No. 51 Wake Forest bounced back from an ACC opening loss to the Clemson Tigers with a 7-0 rout of East Carolina on Sunday evening.

The doubles point was hard-earned by the Deacons as all three doubles matches had to be settled with a seven-point winner. Karen Forman and Kimmy Guerin clinched the point with a 7-6 (7-4) win at No. 3 doubles to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead.

Forman got things started in singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6 against Neena Wanko, and Andrea Retolaza Andrade gave the Deacons a 3-0 advantage defeating Maria Gomez 6-0, 6-1. Guerin then clinched the match for Wake Forest with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Nicole LeDuca on the top court to give the Deacons a 4-0 advantage.

Rounding out the final matches, Xue Zhang got the win on the second court and Asch picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win over Sarah Sarjoo to finish a team-best 2-0 on Sunday. Luisa Fernandez grabbed Wake Forest's final point, battling back from a 6-7 (5-7) defeat in set one to win 6-1 in the second set and 10-5 in the third set tiebreaker.

Final Stats

1. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Nicole LaDuca (ECU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Michelle Castro (ECU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Andrea Retolaza (WF) def. Maria Gomez (ECU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Sarah Sarjoo (ECU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Katie Hoch (ECU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Karen Forman (WF) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-2, 6-0

1. Andrea Retolaza/Xue Zhang (WF) def. Nicole LaDuca/Michelle Castro (ECU) 7-5
2. Samantha Asch/Luisa Fernandez (WF) vs. Maria Gomez/Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-6 (4-2), unfinished
3. Karen Forman/Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Dana Gray/Katie Hoch (ECU) 7-6 (7-4)

Match Notes:
East Carolina 6-2, 0-0 American
Wake Forest 9-3, 0-1 ACC; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,3,1,2,4,5)
Used new ITA scoring format.
T-2:35 A-94