Final score: Wake Forest 4, Penn 1
4:15 p.m. With a 7-6 loss in the second set by Sadaka, the match is over. Final score: Wake Forest 4, Penn 1.
1) Yulia Rivelis (Penn) vs. No. 117 Ashlee Davis (WF), 6-7, 6-3, 0-2 DNF
2) Ana Jerman (WF) def. Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn), 6-4, 3-0, ret.
3) Sasha Kulikova (WF) def. Lenka Snajdrova (Penn), 6-4, 6-3
4) No. 110 Christian Tara (WF) def. Maria Anismova (Penn), 6-4, 6-3
5) Charlotte Tansill (Penn) vs. Sierra Poske (WF), 2-6, 6-3, 3-4, DNF
6) Christine Simpson (WF) def. Lauren Sadaka (Penn), 6-3, 7-6
A full recap will appear later.
Score: Wake Forest 3, Penn 1
3:45 p.m. Snajdrova was the first to lose in singles, as she fell at No. 3, 6-4, 6-3. The next match to end was No. 2, where Jerman took the win, 6-4, 3-0, ret. And Anismova lost at No. 4, 6-4, 6-3 to No. 110 Tara. But the match is far from over. Rivelis is up 2-1 in the second, after losing the first 7-6, and Tansill won the second set, 6-3, after falling 6-2 in the first. And Sadaka has remained on top, 3-2 in the second.
3:30 p.m. All the first sets but No. 1 have wrapped up. Koulbitskaya lost to Jerman 6-4 in the first, and is down 3-0 in the second. After losing the first sets, Anismova and Tansill are both up in the second, 4-3. And Sadaka lost the first set 6-3, but holds a 2-1 lead in the second. Rivelis and Davis are still battling it out at No. 1. Davis has the lead 7-6.
3 p.m. - First sets are starting to wrap up, and the Demon Deacons are looking strong. At No. 3, Snajdrova dropped the first set 6-4 to Kulikova, while Anismova also lost her first set, 6-4 to Tara at No. 4. Tansill lost her first set to Poske, 6-2. At Nos. 1, 2 and 6, the scores are closer. Lauren Sadaka is winning the first set, 3-2 against Simpson, while Rivelis is winning her first set 4-3 over Davis. And Koulbitskaya is down to Jerman, but keeping it close at 3-2.
Score: Penn 1, Wake Forest 0
2 p.m. Julia Koulbitskaya and Lenka Snajdrova just pulled off a huge comeback win to clinch the doubles point for Penn. They were down 6-3 to Poske and Simpson, and battled back to keep it close, 6-5. Then, with the Deacons up 7-5, the pair battled back at match point to tie it at 7-7, then at 8-8, to force the tiebreaker. Koulbitskaya and Snajdrova stayed strong, winning the tiebreak 7-4, to take the match 9-8 (4). With the win at Nos. 2 and 3, Penn clinched the doubles point and took a 1-0 lead.
1) No. 54 Ana Jerman/Sasha Kulikova (WF) def. Yulia Rivelis/Maria Anismova (Penn), 8-0
2)Lenka Snajdrova/Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) def. Sierra Poske/Christine Simpson (WF), 9-8 (4)
3) Amanda Avedissian/Charlotte Tansill (Penn) def. Ashlee Davis/Jenna Loeb (WF), 8-3
1 p.m. - After taking the 4-2 lead, Avedissian and Tansill played well, dropping only one game at match point, before winning it, 8-3. The doubles point is up for grabs, as the battle wages at No. 2. Koulbitskaya and Snajdrova are down 5-3, but playing well.
12:45 p.m. No. 1 doubles wrapped up first, as Rivelis and Anismova lost to Jerman and Kulikova, 8-0. But Tansill and Avedissian have a 4-2 lead at No. 3, and Koulbitskaya and Snajdrova just tied it up at 3-3 in a big game for the pair. The Quakers are fighting hard to upset the No. 19 Deacons, and despite the sun and 90 degree heat, they seem to be holding up.
11:30 a.m. The Quakers are warming up for the biggest match of their season, and the doubles and singles line-ups have been released.
1) Yulia Rivelis/Maria Anismova (Penn) vs. No. 54 Ana Jerman/Sasha Kulikova (WF)
2) Lenka Snajdrova/Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) vs. Sierra Poske/Christine Simpson (WF)
3) Amanda Avedissian/Charlotte Tansill (Penn) vs. Ashlee Davis/Jenna Loeb (WF)
1) Yulia Rivelis (Penn) vs. No. 117 Ashlee Davis (WF)
2) Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) vs. Ana Jerman (WF)
3) Lenka Snajdrova (Penn) vs. Sasha Kulikova (WF)
4) Maria Anismova (Penn) vs. No. 110 Christian Tara (WF)
5) Charlotte Tansill (Penn) vs. Sierra Poske (WF)
6) Lauren Sadaka (Penn) vs. Christine Simpson (WF)
It’s sunny and hot here at Busch Courts, a beautiful facility with eight courts. We’ll be posting live updates between sets throughout the match, so check back here for all the results.