Deacons Drop 6-1 Decision to No. 12 Virginia on Senior Day
April 1, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Rebecca Siegler closed out a perfect ACC singles weekend but the Wake Forest women's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 12 Virginia on Sunday at the Wake Forest tennis complex.
Virginia swept the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead.
Siegler quickly pulled the Deacons even at No. 3 singles when her opponent Erin Vierra retired with an injury early in the first set. Siegler was leading 3-1 at the time. The freshman from Boca Raton, Fla. completed a perfect ACC singles weekend, becoming the first Demon Deacon rookie to do so since 2009.
The Cavaliers earned straight-set victories at the Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 positions to seal the win.
In the last match on court at No. 1 singles, No. 63 Kayla Duncan rallied back from a 5-2 first set deficit to take the opening frame 7-5 against No. 43 Lindsey Hardenbergh. Hardenbergh won the second set 6-3, and with the overall match already clinched, the two played a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a third set. In the breaker, Duncan led early, but Hardenbergh stormed back to take the tiebreak 10-7, avenging her loss to Duncan back in January.
The Demon Deacons will hit the road this week, traveling to face Maryland on Thursday and Boston College on Saturday.
#12 Virginia 6, Wake Forest 1
1. #60 Hana Tomljanovic/Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Kayla Duncan/Ryann Cutillo (WF) 8-5
2. #55 Lindsey Hardenbergh/Emily Fraser (UVA) def. Rebecca Siegler/Karen Forman (WF) 8-5
3. Caryssa Peretz/Maria Fuccillo (UVA) def. Brigita Bercyte/Catherine Roach (WF) 8-2
Match Notes: Virginia 14-4 (5-2 ACC); National ranking #12 Wake Forest 3-13 (0-7 ACC) Order of finish: Doubles (3,2*,1); Singles (3,6,4,5*,2,1)