Deacons Open Play at Midwest Blast
Nov. 1, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Wake Forest women's tennis team began play at the Midwest Blast on Friday, taking three singles matches from host Illinois.
Fernandez took down Illinois' Alexis Casati 6-3, 6-2, while Gardiner topped the Illini's Jerricka Boone 6-0, 7-5. Forman topped Julia Jamieson 7-6 (5), 6-1.
Gardiner and Zhang scored the Deacons' lone doubles win of the day, beating Elisha Gabb and Rachel Stuhlmann of Missouri 8-7 (2).
Play in the tournament will continue tomorrow with Wake Forest facing Illinois in doubles and Purdue in singles.
No. 12 Krisztina Kapitany / Mara Schmidt (PUR) def. Kasey Gardiner / Zue Zhang (WF), 8-2
Daniela Vidal / Lynda Zepoleas (PUR) def. Kimmy Guerin / Andrea Retolaza Andrade (WF), 8-7 (5)
Claudia Escribens / Nicole Robinson (PUR) def. Luisa Fernandez / Karen Forman (WF), 8-7 (3)
Cierra Gayton-Leach / Cassidy Spearman (MIZ) def. Kasey Gardiner / Xue Zhang (WF), 8-6
Kimmy Guerin / Andrea Retolaza Andrade (WF) def. Elisha Gabb / Rachel Stuhlmann (MIZ), 8-7 (2)
Kelli Hine / Madison Rhyner (MIZ) def. Brigta Bercyte / Luisa Fernandez (WF), 8-7 (4)