WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Elon University women’s tennis team fell to the No. 64th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons 7-0 on Saturday morning, Jan. 30, at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Erica Braschi and Taylor Casey had the best performance for the Phoenix (0-4) in doubles play. The Elon duo led 5-4 against Kimmy Guerin and Anna Ulyashchenko at No. 1 before the match was ended after Demon Deacons (4-0) clinched the doubles point.
Wake Forest clinched the doubles point at No. 2 and No. 3 to take a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. The Deacs went on to sweep singles play and earn the 7-0 win against the Phoenix. Emma Davis clinched the match for Wake Forest with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kirsten Ward at No. 2 singles.
Braschi and Casey battled in their singles matches at No. 3 and No. 6 respectively. Braschi fell 6-2, 6-2 against Ulyashchenko on the third court. Casey was defeated by Luisa Fernandez, 6-3, 6-2 on court six.
Elon hosts its first match of the season at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 6 against Liberty at noon.
#64 Wake Forest 7, Elon 0
Jan 30, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
1. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Olivia Lucas (ELON) 6-1, 2-0, retired
2. Emma Davis (WF) def. Kirsten Ward (ELON) 6-2, 6-0
3. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Erica Braschi (ELON) 6-2, 6-2
4. Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Suzanne Zenoni (ELON) 6-0, 6-0
5. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Natalia Janowicz (ELON) 6-1, 6-1
6. Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Taylor Casey (ELON) 6-3, 6-2
1. Kimmy Guerin/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) vs. Erica Braschi/Taylor Casey (ELON) 4-5, unfinished
2. Samantha Asch/Emma Davis (WF) def. Natalia Janowicz/Kirsten Ward (ELON) 6-1
3. #51 Andrea Retolaza/Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Suzanne Zenoni/Olivia Lucas (ELON) 6-3
Elon 0-4, 0-0 CAA
Wake Forest 4-0, 0-0 ACC; National ranking #64
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,2,5,3,6)