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Women's Tennis Finishes Play in N.C.
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 01/26/2013
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va.-  Women's tennis faced two tough North Carolina programs this weekend, losing to Elon 6-1  and Wake Forest 7-0.

"We're going to have to weather some tough losses in the process of developing our young team," said head coach Mark Wesselink.

The squad faced Elon on Friday. Elizabeth Sims and Emily Gitman defeated Bryn Khoury and Taylor Casey in  8-3 decision in doubles play.

Sims went on to earn Richmond's only point defeating Barbora Lazarova 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 5 position. Melissa Kandinata and Salas both lost in three-set matches that went down the wire.

On Saturday, the Spiders fell to ACC opponent Wake Forest 7-0, setting their record to 0-3 in spring play.

"Hopefully this will be motivational," said Wesselink. "I expect improvement with every match."

The Spiders will be back in action against Longwood on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Raintree Racquet Club.

Elon 6, Richmond 1

1. Jordan Johnston (Elon)n def.  Melissa Kandinata (UR) 6-7, 7-5, 10-6
2.  Frida Jansaker (Elon) def . Anna Abidias Morales (UR) 6-0, 6-4
3. Viviana Stavreva (Elon) def.  Katya Salas (UR) 6-3, 5-6, 10-4
*4.  Bryn Khoury (Elon) def.  Emily Gitman (UR) 6-0, 6-2
5. Elizabeth Sims (UR) def.Barbora Lazarova (Elon) 6-3, 6-3
6. Briana Berne (Elon) def. Alexandra Smyth (UR) 6-1, 6-1

1. Johnston/Jansaker def. Kandinata/Smith 8-2
2. Lazarova/Stavieva def. Abadias/Salas  8-3
3. Sims/Gitman def. Khourn/Casen 8-3

Wake Forest 7, Richmond 0

1. Kathryn Talbert (WF) def. Melissa Kandinata (RICH) 6-0, 6-3
2. Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Anna Abadias Morales (RICH) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-1)
3. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Katya Salas (RICH) 6-4, 6-1
4. #125 Andrea Retolaza (WF) def. Elizabeth Sims (RICH) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Karen Forman (WF) def. Emily Gitman (RICH) 6-1, 6-2
6. Brigita Bercyte (WF) def. Ripley Hartmeyer (RICH) 6-1, 6-2

1. Kathryn Talbert/Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Melissa Kandinata/Alexandra Smyth (RICH) 8-3
2. Xue Zhang/Karen Forman (WF) def. Anna Abadias Morales/Katya Salas (RICH) 8-5
3. Andrea Retolaza/Brigita Bercyte (WF) def. Emily Gitman/Elizabeth Sims (RICH) 8-7 (8-6)

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