No. 10 Deacs Roll Past Winthrop, Liberty
The Deacs swept a Sunday home doubleheader for the second week in a row.
March 11, 2018
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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 10 Wake Forest women's tennis team rolled to a pair of victories on Sunday, taking down Winthrop, 7-0, in the morning before dispatching Liberty, 6-1 in the afternoon.
With the wins, the Demon Deacons (12-4) now own a four-match win streak and are 6-0 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this season.
Match 1 - Winthrop
The Deacs prevailed despite a tough challenge from the Eagles (8-3) in doubles. After Mary Caroline Meredith and Anna Ulyashchenko rolled to a 6-0 win at No. 3, Winthrop answered with a 6-3 win at No. 1.
The deciding match at No. 2 was tightly contested, but Alexis Franco and Eliza Omirou earned a key break with the set tied at five to take a 6-5 advantage, where they held serve to take the doubles point for Wake Forest.
Chandler Carter helped carry the momentum into singles play, opening with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3. Minutes later, Ulyashchenko put the Demon Deacons within one of clinching the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4.
The Deacs clinched the match as Meredith prevailed, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5.
Wake Forest took the final three matches to complete the sweep, with Davis earning a straight-set victory over No. 23 Lauren Proctor. Omirou rallied from down a set to take her match in a third-set tiebreaker, where she won, 10-7.
Match 2 - Liberty
The Demon Deacons took control of two doubles matches early and easily took the doubles point. After Carter and Davis did not drop a game at No. 1, Ulyashchenko and Meredith cruised to a 6-2 win at No. 3 to clinch the point.
The Deacs continued their strong play in singles action, winning three matches in convincing fashion to clinch their fourth-straight win. First, Davis raced to a 6-0, 6-2 win followed by Omirou taking her match, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. Ulyashchenko provided the clincher with a 6-0, 6-2 win of her own at No. 4.
With the match in hand, Meredith added a straight-set victory at No. 5. The Flames (6-6) did add a win at No. 6 before Carter rallied from down in the second set to win, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) and give the Deacs the 6-1 final.
Up next, Wake Forest returns to ACC competition with a two-match road trip, starting next Friday, March 16 against Pitt at 4 p.m.
Match 1 Doubles Results:
1. Lauren Proctor / Megan Kauffman (WIN) def. No. 31 Emma Davis / Chandler Carter (WF) 6-3
2. Eliza Omirou / Alexis Franco (WF) def. Alisa Soloveva / Tayla Van Eck (WIN) 7-5
3. Mary Caroline Meredith / Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Aida Kelic / Ellie Burns (WIN) 6-0
Match 1 Singles Results:
1. No. 36 Emma Davis (WF) def. No. 23 Lauren Proctor (WIN) 6-2, 6-4
2. No. 88 Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Alisa Soloveva (WIN) 4-6,, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Megan Kauffman (WIN) 6-1, 6-3
4. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Tayla Van Eck (WIN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Aida Kelic (WIN) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alexis Franco (WF) def. Alya Mourad (WIN) 6-4, 6-1
Match 2 Doubles Results:
1. No. 31 Chandler Carter / Emma Davis (WF) def. Evangeline Crist / Anna Dollar (LU) 6-0
2. Eliza Omirou / Alexis Franco (WF) vs. Maria Medina / Lara Soares (LU) 2-5, unfinished
3. Anna Ulyashchenko / Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) vs. Rebekah Anderson / Grace Hashiguchi (LU) 6-2
Match 2 Singles Results:
1. No. 36 Emma Davis (WF) def. Maria Medina (LU) 6-0, 6-2
2. No. 88 Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Ashley Bongart (LU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Lara Soares (LU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Anna Dollar (LU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) def. Rebekah Anderson (LU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Evangeline Crist (LU) def. Alexis Franco (WF) 6-4, 6-3