NOTRE DAME, Indiana — With four three-set singles matches, the Notre Dame women’s tennis team fought No. 17 Wake Forest to the end, but dropped a 5-2 decision to the Demon Deacons on Friday night at the Eck Tennis Pavilion. Cameron Corse and Bess Waldram were singles winners for Notre Dame in the effort.
How It Happened
The Irish took the first doubles match, with Zoe Taylor and Ally Bojczuk winning on court three, 6-2, over Anna Brylin and Peyton Pesavento. The Deacs rallied to win the point, however, taking 6-4 decisions on both courts one and two.
The Demon Deacons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in singles. Pesavento defeated Taylor, 6-3, 6-2 at court six, in the only match which lacked drama. The third Wake point came at one singles where Emma Davis defeated Zoe Spence, 7-6, 7-5. The Irish had their backs against the wall, but pushed all four remaining matches into a third set.
Bess Waldram got the Irish on the scoreboard with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Brylin at court four. With three matches to go, Wake clinched the match with a three-set victory by Chandler Carter over Brooke Broda (6-3, 5-7, 6-1). The Deacons scored another three-set win at two singles, with Eliza Omirou defeated Ally Bojczuk, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Notre Dame got to the final margin of 5-2 thanks to Corse rallying to defeat Saby Nihalani, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
- Corse improved to 12-4 in singles action this spring.
- Taylor and Bojczuk are 8-2 as doubles partners.
#17 Wake Forest 5, #40 Notre Dame 2
Mar 22, 2019 at Notre Dame, IN (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
|1. Emma Davis (WF) def. Zoe Spence (ND) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5|
|2. Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Ally Bojczuk (ND) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|3. Cameron Corse (ND) def. Saby Nihalani (WF) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Bess Waldram (ND) def. Anna Brylin (WF) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3|
|5. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Brooke Broda (ND) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1|
|6. Peyton Pesavento (WF) def. Zoe Taylor (ND) 6-3, 6-2|
|1. Chandler Carter/Emma Davis (WF) def. Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence (ND) 6-4|
|2. M.C. Meredith/Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Brooke Broda/Bess Waldram (ND) 6-4|
|3. Zoe Taylor/Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Anna Brylin/Peyton Pesavento (WF) 6-2|
|Wake Forest 16-3, 4-1; National ranking #17|
|Notre Dame 10-8, 3-6; National ranking #40|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,4,5,2,3)|
The Irish remain at home on Friday, March 29, to host head coach Alison Silverio’s alma mater, Georgia Tech. The match is set for 3:30 p.m.