Terps Too Much For Demon Deacons

April 5, 2012

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 31 Cristina Stancu won her fourth consecutive match and third over a ranked opponent this season as the No. 73 Maryland women's tennis team cruised past Wake Forest, 6-1, Thursday afternoon at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts. The Terps (7-11, 1-7 ACC) won the doubles point for the 10th time this season and won 5 of 6 singles matches to secure the victory.

Following a win by senior Jordan Hansbrough and freshman Mikele Irazusta at the No. 3 position, Stancu and doubles partner junior Vroni Van Berlo gave the Terps the lead with an 8-4 victory at No. 2. Stancu punctuated her afternoon with a straight-set victory over No. 63 Kayla Duncan at No. 1 singles to improve to 7-1 in ACC action and clinch the match for Maryland.

Hansbrough increased Maryland's lead to 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Catherine Roach at No. 6 singles. Shortly thereafter, Van Berlo dispatched of Rebecca Siegler in straight sets at the No. 3 position to set the stage for Stancu.

At No. 4, sophomore Welma Luus rebounded from a second-set loss to win the match in the third set, 6-2, over Karen Forman for her second victory in a row.

After falling 6-2 in the opening set to Brigita Bercyte, freshman Mikele Irazusta took the second set, 6-2, and battled for a 15-13 victory in the third set.

The Terps will look to extend their winning streak at the Cole Field House Tennis Courts against NC State on Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m.

#73 Maryland 6, Wake Forest 1

Singles competition
1. #31 Cristina Stancu (MD) def. #63 Kayla Duncan (WF) 6-3, 6-2
2. Ryann Cutillo (WF) def. Ana Belzunce (MD) 6-4, 7-5
3. Vroni Van Berlo (MD) def. Rebecca Siegler (WF) 6-2, 6-2
4. Welma Luus (MD) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
5. Mikele Irazusta (MD) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (15-13)
6. Jordan Hansbrough (MD) def. Catherine Roach (WF) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Kayla Duncan/Ryann Cutillo (WF) def. #15 Ana Belzunce/Welma Luus (MD) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Cristina Stancu/Vroni Van Berlo (MD) def. Karen Forman/Rebecca Siegler (WF) 8-4
3. Jordan Hansbrough/Mikele Irazusta (MD) def. Brigita Bercyte/Catherine Roach (WF) 8-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,1,4,5,2)

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