No. 18 Virginia Sweeps Past Wake Forest 7-0
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)
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