Women's Tennis Captures Four Titles At William & Mary Invite

Sept. 19, 2000

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. --- The Wake Forest women's tennis team brought home four titles from their first tournament of the 2000-01 season, as the Deacs won the top two singles brackets and both doubles brackets at the William & Mary Invitational over the weekend.

Sophomore Bea Bielik (Valley Stream, NY) defeated Virginia Commonwealth?s Martina Nedelkova in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) in Sunday?s final match to win the top singles bracket. Bielik, the No. 1 seed in the top singles bracket and currently ranked 11th in the country, won all four of her matches in straight sets during the weekend en route to the title.

In the other singles bracket, Wake Forest junior Maren Haus (Brielle, NJ) also won her final match on Sunday with a straight-set victory (6-2, 6-3) over William & Mary's Jessyca Arthur.

Three other Demon Deacons also competed in singles consolation matches on Sunday. Junior Janet Bergman (Pinehurst, NC), ranked 31st nationally, won the consolation bracket in the top singles, defeating North Carolina's Julie Rotondi in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Senior Jackie Houston (Kings Mountain, NC) won the consolation final in the other singles bracket, defeating William & Mary's Lindsay Sullivan, 6-2, 6-2. Deacon freshman Aimee Smith (Norcross, GA) finished third in that same consolation bracket. Smith lost to teammate Houston earlier in the day (7-6, 7-6) before defeating Perrine Pernin of Arizona in her final match (6-4, 6-3).

Deacon doubles teams racked up the honors as well, with the fifth-ranked duo of Bielik and Bergman winning the flight A doubles competition. The Deacs were scheduled to play a team from VCU, but claimed the match when the Rams withdrew. The situation was the same in flight B doubles, where the Deacon duo of Haus and Smith won when their opponents from VCU withdrew.

Wake Forest continues with its fall tournament schedule this coming weekend, when it competes in the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championships in Pikesville, Md. from Sept. 21-24.



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