Pirates Finish Regular Season With 7-0 Loss At Elon
April 13, 2013
ELON, N.C. - Elon, ranked No. 67 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Poll, won four of its six singles matches in straight sets and garnered the doubles point during a 7-0 non-conference victory over East Carolina at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
The Phoenix (19-3), winners of eight straight, clinched the doubles point to open play by virtue of a pair of 8-4 victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Frida Jansaker and Jordan Johnson downed Nicole LaDuca and Neena Wanko at the top slot before Briana Berne and Taylor Casey handed Abby Richmond and Danielle Terpko a setback for a 1-0 lead.
LaDuca and Yilian Zhang each pushed their respective singles matches to a third set but fell to Berne (7-5, 6-7, 10-8) and Bryn Khoury (6-2, 3-6, 10-7) at No. 5 and No. 3, respectively. After Taylor Casey's 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Richmond at No. 6 and Barbora Lazarova's 6-1, 6-2 win over Terpko at No. 4, Elon moved to a 4-0 advantage and secured the team victory when Jansaker dismissed Melis Tanik 6-0, 6-4 in a No. 2 meeting.
East Carolina (12-11) will now prepare for the Conference USA Championship Tournament, which begins Thursday, April 18 on the University of Houston campus.
NO. 67 ELON 7, EAST CAROLINA 0