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#61 Wake Forest Tops #65 Furman, 7-0

Joan van Lochem
Joan van Lochem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – 61st-ranked Wake Forest topped #65 Furman, 7-0, Saturday morning at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Demon Deacons won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Kimmy Guerin and Samantha Asch downed freshman Harper Caswell and sophomore Blair Martin, 6-0, at flight two, then Furman sophomore Karlee Bryde and rookie Joan van Lochem bested Andrea Retolaza and Courtney Meredith, 6-2, at flight three.  Kasey Gardiner and Luisa Fernandez recorded a 6-4 victory over sophomore Ansley Speaks and senior Alex Moreno-Kaste in the decisive top-seeded match.

Wake Forest swept the singles matches for the team win.  Guerin posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Speaks at flight one, and Xue Zhang came from behind for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory versus Moreno-Kaste at number two.  At flight three, Fernandez defeated Martin, 7-5, 6-3, and Asch downed Bryde, 7-5, 6-1, at flight four.  Gardiner notched a 6-2, 6-2 win versus Caswell at flight five, and Karen Forman completed the sweep with a 6-4, 6-0 win over van Lochem at number six.

The Paladins (1-3) return home to take on UNC Asheville on February 11 at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

#61 Wake Forest 7, #65 Furman 0
Jan 31, 2015 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

2. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

3. Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 7-5, 6-3

4. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 7-5, 6-1

5. Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Harper Caswell (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

6. Karen Forman (WF) def. Joan van Lochem (FUR) 6-4, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Kasey Gardiner/Luisa Fernandez (WF) def. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-4

2. Kimmy Guerin/Samantha Asch (WF) def. Harper Caswell/Blair Martin (FUR) 6-0

3. Karlee Bryde/Joan van Lochem (FUR) def. Andrea Retolaza/Courtney Meredith (WF) 6-2


Match Notes

Furman 1-3; National ranking #65

Wake Forest 4-2; National ranking #61

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,1,4,2,3)