LBSU Wins Sixth Straight Match with 4-3 Victory over Wake Forest
Feb. 24, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -
No. 46 Long Beach State made it six straight victories with its 4-3 win over Wake Forest Saturday morning. The 49ers (8-1) fought off an early 1-0 deficit in doubles play to score three straight points against the Demon Deacons (1-5). Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg won the lone doubles match for LBSU, defeating Xue Zhang/Andrea Retolaza 9-8 (8-6) at the No. 2 spot. Klaudia Malenovska and Sarah Cantlay fell to Kathryn Talbert and Kasey Gardiner 8-4 at the No. 1 spot as Hazuki Onaga and Anne-Sophie Willems fell 9-7 to Brigita Bercyte and Karen Forman, giving Wake Forest the first point of the match.
In singles play, Karolina Rozenberg tied the match at one all with her 6-4, 6-0 win over Karen Forman. Sarah Cantlay then picked up another win at the No. 3 spot, defeating Andrea Retolaza 6-3, 6-2. Ebba Unden was then able to gain the 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 victory over Kasey Gardiner. Wake Forest pulled the match within a point (3-2) when Xue Zhang came back to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 over Eva Rodriguez, but the 49ers sealed the victory when Anne-Sophie Willems defeated Brigita Bercyte 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2). The Demon Deacons won their final point at the No. 1 spot as Kathryn Talbert won 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 over Klaudia Malenovska.
Long Beach State will finish out its North Carolina road trip tomorrow at No. 73 North Carolina State. The match, originally scheduled for 7 a.m. PT, has been moved up a half hour and will start at 6:30 a.m. PT. Live scoring for the match can be found at http://www.gopack.com/livestats/m-tennis/xlive.htm.
1. Kathryn Talbert/Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Klaudia Malenovska/Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) 8-4
2. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Xue Zhang/Andrea Retolaza (WF) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Brigita Bercyte/Karen Forman (WF) def. Hazuki Onaga/Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) 9-7
1. Kathryn Talbert (WF) def. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
2. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Kasey Gardiner (WF) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
3. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Andrea Retolaza (WF) 6-3, 6-2
4. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-4, 6-0
6. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)