Deacons Take Five of Six Singles Matches from Purdue
Andrea Retolaza Andrade beat Purdue's Lynda Xepoleas at the top of the lineup
Andrea Retolaza Andrade beat Purdue's Lynda Xepoleas at the top of the lineup

Nov. 2, 2013

By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Wake Forest put on a strong performance in singles, taking five of six matches from a Purdue team that finished last year in the Top 30 nationally, as the Demon Deacons continued play in the Midwest Blast Saturday in Champaign, Ill.

Freshman Kimmy Guerin led the way for the Demon Deacons with the first ranked win of her career, defeating Purdue's No. 125 Mara Schmidt 6-4, 6-1. Andrea Retolaza Andrade also posted a solid win for the Deacons, topping the Boilermakers' top player Lynda Xepoleas 6-2, 6-4.

Rounding out the singles action for the Deacs against the Boilermakers were Luisa Fernandez, who beat Daniela Vidal 7-5, 6-3, Xue Zhang, who topped Natalia Davila 6-2, 6-3 and Karen Forman, who took down Andjela Djokovic 6-0, 7-5.

The Deacons also faced Illinois in doubles Saturday with Zhang and Kasey Gardiner beating the Illini's top tandem of Allison Falkin and Jerricka Boone 8-7 (3).

Wake Forest will finish play in the tournament tomorrow with a singles matchup against Missouri.

Singles
Andrea Retolaza Andrade (WF) def. Lynda Xepoleas (PUR), 6-2, 7-6
Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. No. 125 Mara Schmidt (PUR), 6-4, 6-1
Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Daniela Vidal (PUR), 7-5, 6-3
Nicole Robinson (PUR) def. Kasey Gardiner (WF), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Xue Zhang (WF) def. Natalia Davila (PUR), 6-2, 6-3
Karen Forman (WF) def. Andjela Djokovic (PUR), 6-0, 7-5

 

 

Doubles
Kasey Gardiner / Xue Zhang (WF) def. Allison Falkin / Jerricka Boone (ILL), 8-7 (3)
Melissa Kopinski / Alexis Casati (ILL) def. Kimmy Guerin / Andrea Retolaza Andrade (WF), 8-4
Julia Jamieson / Louise Kwong (ILL) def. Luisa Fernandez / Karen Foreman (WF), 8-6
 

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