MADISON, Wis. – The No. 12 Auburn women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 21 Wake Forest 4-2 in the final consolation round of the ITA Team Indoor National Championships in Madison, Wis. on Sunday.
In doubles, the Demon Deacons’ talented tandems got off to a quick start. No. 22 Emma Davis and Chandler Carter took down Auburn’s Taylor Russo and Madeline Meredith 6-2 on court two. Alexis Franco and Mary Caroline Meredith also defeated Auburn’s Georgie Axon and Alannah Griffin 6-0 on court three.
In singles, Joanna Zalewski notched the Demon Deacon’s second point with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Auburn’s Caroline Turner on court five. No. 77 Emma Davis put Wake Forest up by three with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Auburn’s No. 49 Jaeda Daniel on court one.
Senior Andie Dikosavljevic started Auburn’s comeback attempt by earning the Tigers’ first point with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over Wake Forest’s Mary Caroline Meredith on court six. That win also pushed Dikosavljevic to a 5-1 record throughout the spring this season.
The Tigers gained their second point on court three as Carter Chandler of Wake Forest retired. Alizee Michaud was leading the match 6-4, 2-0 at the time. With the win, Michaud moved to an impressive 7-1 on the season.
No. 80 Eliza Omirou closed the door for the Demon Deacons as she clinched the match point with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-0 win over Auburn’s No. 86 Taylor Russo on court two.
The only unfinished court was in a good position for the Tigers as Madeline Meredith led her match 4-6, 6-3, 3-0.
The Tigers will be back home at the Yarbrough Tennis Center for their next action against Michigan State and Samford on Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon and 6 p.m. C.T.
No. 21 Wake Forest 4, No. 12 Auburn 2
No. 1: Jaeda Daniel/Alizee Michaud (AUB) vs Eliza Omirou/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 5-2, unfinished
No. 2: Chandler Carter/Emma Davis (WF) def. Madeline Meredith/Taylor Russo (AUB) 6-2
No. 3: Alexis Franco/Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Georgie Axon/Alannah Griffin (AUB) 6-0
No. 1: Emma Davis (WF) def. Jaeda Daniel (AUB) 6-4, 6-1
No. 2: Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Taylor Russo (AUB) 6-4, 0-6, 6-0
No. 3: Alizee Michaud (AUB) def. Chandler Carter (WF) 6-4, 2-0 (ret.)
No. 4: Madeline Meredith (AUB) vs Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 4-6, 6-3, 3-0, unfinished
No. 5: Joanna Zalewski (WF) def. Caroline Turner (AUB) 6-4, 6-1
No. 6: Andie Dikosavljevic (AUB) def. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 7-6 (7), 6-3
Order of Finish:
Singles – 5, 1, 6, 3, 2; Doubles – 2, 3