No. 12 Wake Forest Earns Sunday Sweep Over No. 30 Virginia Tech, Elon
The Demon Deacons improved their record to 10-4 and picked up their first ACC win of the season.
March 4, 2018
Final Stats Match 1 | Final Box Match 1 (PDF)
Final Stats Match 2 | Final Box Match 2 (PDF)
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 12 Wake Forest women's tennis team rebounded with a pair of wins on Sunday afternoon against No. 30 Virginia Tech and Elon.
The Demon Deacons (10-4, 1-2 ACC) began the day with a 5-2 victory over the 30th-ranked Hokies (8-2, 1-2 ACC) before dispatching Elon with a 7-0 win to conclude the weekend.
Match 1 - Virginia Tech
The Demon Deacons began the day in strong fashion, securing all three doubles victories to take a 1-0 into singles play against the Hokies.
The Deacs clinched all three doubles matches within minutes of each other, with Lexi Franco and Mary Caroline Meredith earning the clincher at No. 3. Anna Ulyashchenko and Eliza Omirou also earned a win at No. 2, giving Ulyashchenko 100 wins as a Demon Deacon.
Wake Forest cruised to the victory with a stellar singles performance, winning the first four singles matches before Virginia Tech took the final two after the match had already been decided.
Omirou clinched first with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2. Moments later, Chandler Carter won in straight sets at No. 3 and Joanna Zalewski closed out her match with a dominant second-set performance to ensure a Demon Deacon victory.
After the match was clinched, Emma Davis added another point for the Deacs with a straight-set win at No. 1.
The Hokies took the final two matches, winning a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 to conclude the match.
Match 2 - Elon
Wake Forest continued its momentum into doubles competition against Elon (7-7). The Demon Deacons took all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 edge into singles play. The 31st-ranked team of Carter and Davis cruised to a 6-0 win before Franco and Meredith rallied from a deficit to take their match, 6-4.
In singles play, the Deacs rolled to victory by winning all six matches in straight sets. Ulyashchenko got things started with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 followed by Davis's 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1.
Carter clinched Wake Forest's 10th win of the season with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3.
With the outcome already in hand, Meredith, Franco and Omirou also claimed straight-set victories to give the Demon Deacons a clean sweep over the Phoenix.
Up next, the Deacs will have a week off before returning to action next Sunday, March 11 with a nonconference doubleheader against Winthrop and Liberty.
Match 1 Doubles Results:
1. No. 31 Chandler Carter / Emma Davis (WF) def. Caroline Daxhelet / Natalie Novotna (VT) 6-3
2. Eliza Omirou / Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Sarah Baron / Elena Corezo-Codina (VT) 6-2
3. Alexis Franco / Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Nika Kozar / Nina Sorkin (VT) 6-1
Match 1 Singles Results:
1. No. 33 Emma Davis (WF) def. Natalie Novotna (VT) 6-3, 6-3
2. No. 63 Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Caroline Daxhelet (VT) 6-2, 6-3
3. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Elena Corezo-Codina (VT) 6-3, 6-3
4. Nika Kozar (VT) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Katherine Butler (VT) 6-4, 6-1
6. Nina Sorkin (VT) def. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 6-4, 6-2
Match 2 Doubles Results:
1. No. 31 Emma Davis / Chandler Carter (WF) def. Maria Paraja / Montana Moore (ELON) 6-0
2. Eliza Omirou / Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Erica Braschi / Olivia Lucas (ELON) 6-3
3. Alexis Franco / Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Suzanne Zenoni / Kirsten Ward (ELON) 6-4
Match 2 Singles Results:
1. No. 33 Emma Davis (WF) def. Olivia Lucas (ELON) 6-1, 6-1
2. No. 63 Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Erica Braschi (ELON) 6-4, 6-2
3. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Suzanne Zenoni (ELON) 6-2, 6-4
4. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Alex Koniaev (ELON) 6-2, 6-0
5. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Mia Wallace (ELON) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alexis Franco (WF) def. Montana Moore (ELON) 6-3, 6-3