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No. 64 Wake Forest Defeats Furman, 7-0

Blair Martin
Blair Martin

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – No. 64 Wake Forest defeated Furman, 7-0, Saturday in women's tennis action at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Demon Deacons won two out of three doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Anna Ulyashchenko and Kimmy Guerin teamed up to beat junior Ansley Speaks and freshman Katarina Weymouth, 6-3, at flight one, and Emma Davis and Kasey Gardiner defeated junior Karlee Bryde and sophomore Harper Caswell, 6-3, in the second-seeded match-up.  The Paladins were victorious at flight two, as junior Blair Martin and rookie Gabby Rodriguez topped 51st-ranked Andrea Retolaza and Luisa Fernandez, 6-3.

Wake Forest swept the singles matches.  Guerin posted a 6-1, 6-2 win versus Speaks at flight one, and Davis blanked Weymouth, 6-0, 6-0, at flight two.  In the third-seeded match, Ulyashchenko held off Martin, 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4), and Joanna Zalewski beat Bryde, 6-4, 6-0, at number four.  Samantha Asch notched a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Rodriguez in the flight five match, and Xue Zhang defeated Caswell, 7-6, 6-1, in the number six contest.

The Paladins (2-3) return home to entertain UNC Wilmington February 6 at noon.

#64 Wake Forest 7, Furman 0
Jan 30, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

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

2. Emma Davis (WF) def. Katarina Weymouth (FUR) 6-0, 6-0

3. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)

4. Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-4, 6-0

5. Samantha Asch (WF) def. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) 6-2, 6-0

6. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Harper Caswell (FUR) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Anna Ulyashchenko/Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Ansley Speaks/Katarina Weymouth (FUR) 6-3

2. Blair Martin/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. #51 Andrea Retolaza/Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-3

3. Emma Davis/Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Karlee Bryde/Harper Caswell (FUR) 6-3


Match Notes

Furman 2-3, 0-0 SoCon

Wake Forest 5-0, 0-0 ACC; National ranking #64

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

T-2:11 A-179