No. 18 Virginia Sweeps Past Wake Forest 7-0
Catherine Roach saw action in her second ACC match of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Catherine Roach saw action in her second ACC match of the season on Saturday afternoon.

April 6, 2013

Final Stats

By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Wake Forest was swept 7-0 in both singles and doubles by No. 18 Virginia on Saturday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center despite strong efforts across the board.

The Demon Deacons (1-15, 0-6 ACC) could not overcome the early pressure that they faced as the Cavaliers (11-7, 5-1 ACC) quickly struck to claim the doubles point.

Julia Elbaba and Hana Tomljanovic gave Virginia the early advantage at No. 2 doubles with an 8-4 victory over Karen Forman and Xue Zhang.

The Cavaliers wrapped up the point with Erin Vierra and Stephanie Nauta's 8-2 win over Kathryn Talbert and Kasey Gardiner at the top spot. Andrea Retolaza and Catherine Roach fought hard to prevent the sweep at No. 3, but were overpowered 8-2 by Li Xi and Maria Fuccillo.

Virginia extended its lead to 3-0 in the overall match with swift wins at the No. 5 and 6 positions in singles. Vierra defeated Retolaza 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 while Fuccillo dropped Roach 6-0, 6-0 at the bottom of the lineup.

The clinching point came at No. 2 singles as No. 65 Nauta and Zhang squared off. Despite the freshman's best efforts, the Cavaliers emerged with a 6-1, 6-2 victory and an insurmountable 4-0 lead in the match.

With the momentum firmly in hand, Virginia completed the sweep with victories at the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 positions.

Wake Forest will return to action on Sunday afternoon as they remain in the state of Virginia to face No. 62 Virginia Tech. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be the final match away from home in the regular season for the Deacs.



#18 Virginia 7, Wake Forest 0

Singles Competition
1. #15 Julia Elbaba (VA) def. Kathryn Talbert (WF) 6-4, 6-2
2. #65 Stephanie Nauta (VA) def. Xue Zhang (WF) 6-1, 6-2
3. Hana Tomljanovic (VA) def. Kasey Gardiner (WF) 6-3, 6-1
4. Li Xi (VA) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-3, 6-3
5. Erin Vierra (VA) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-2, 6-0
6. Maria Fuccillo (VA) def. Catherine Roach (WF) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Competition
1. Erin Vierra/Stephanie Nauta (VA) def. Kathryn Talbert/Kasey Gardiner (WF) 8-2
2. Julia Elbaba/Hana Tomljanovic (VA) def. Karen Forman/Xue Zhang (WF) 8-4
3. Li Xi/Maria Fuccillo (VA) def. Andrea Retolaza/Catherine Roach (WF) 8-2

Match Notes:
Wake Forest 1-15 (0-6 ACC)
Virginia 11-7 (5-1 ACC); National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1*,3); Singles (6,5,2*,3,4,1)