Women's Tennis Tops Wake Forest in Road Opener
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The No. 26 Virginia women’s tennis team remained undefeated this season, topping No. 52 Wake Forest Saturday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. The Cavaliers improve to 3-0 this season, while the Demon Deacons fall to 1-1.
Virginia took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. The Demon Deacons took an early edge in doubles as Emilee Malvehy and Ryann Cutillo upset 16th-ranked Maria Fuccillo (Rockville, Md.) and Rashmi Teltumbde (Mumbai, India) 8-3 at the No. 2 position. The Cavaliers drew even at No. 3, as Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) topped Martina Pavelec and Brigita Bercyte 8-3. With the opening point on the line, tenth-ranked Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) rallied from a 6-4 deficit to win 9-7 at No. 1 over 14th-ranked Kayla Duncan and Kathryn Talbert.
In singles, the Cavaliers quickly clinched the dual match victory with three straight set wins. Hardenbergh cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Talbert at the No. 2 position. Teltumbde defeated Anna Mydlowska 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6 to make the score 3-0 before Tomljanovic downed Duncan 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 to clinch the Virginia victory. Fuccillo rallied from losing the first set against Cutillo at No. 5 to win in a third set tiebreaker for the Cavaliers’ final point of the day.
Virginia will return to action on Feb. 5 as its visits No. 25 Illinois. Match time is 11:00 a.m.
#26 Virginia 5, #52 Wake Forest 2
1. #10 Fraser/Tomljanovic (UVa) def. #14 Duncan/Talbert (WF) 9-7
2. Malvehy/Cutillo (WF) def. #16 Fuccillo/Teltumbde (UVa) 8-3
3. Hardenbergh/Vierra (UVa) def. Pavelec/Bercyte (WF) 8-3
1. #62 Martina Pavelec (WF) def. #88 Emily Fraser (UVa) 6-4, 6-3
2. #56 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVa) def. Kathryn Talbert (WF) 6-1, 6-1
3. #77 Hana Tomljanovic (UVa) def. Kayla Duncan (WF) 6-0, 6-2
4. Emilee Malvehy (WF) def. #29 Erin Vierra (UVa) 6-4, 2-6, 10-1
5. #111 Maria Fuccillo (UVa) def. Ryann Cutillo (WF) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
6. Rashmi Teltumbde (UVa) def. Anna Mydlowska (WF) 6-4, 6-1
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