Deacons Open Play at Midwest Blast
Luisa Fernandez won in singles against Illinois

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.

Winning in singles for the Demon Deacons were Luisa Fernandez, Kasey Garinder and Karen Forman, while Gardiner and Xue Zhang teamed up to post a doubles win against Missouri.

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. 102 Melissa Kopinski (ILL) def. Andrea Retolaza Andrade (WF), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5)
No. 89 Allison Falkin (ILL) def. Kimmy Guering (WF), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Alexis Casati (ILL), 6-3, 6-2
Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Jerricka Boone (ILL), 6-0, 7-5
Louise Kwong (ILL) def. Xue Zhang (WF), 7-5, 7-6 (0)
Karen Forman (WF) def. Julia Jamieson (ILL), 7-6 (5), 6-1
Emily Barretta (ILL) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF), 0-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0 (10-4



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)
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