(AKRON, Ohio) – The Walsh women's tennis team returned made the short trip up I-77 to take on Akron, but were shut out 7-0 by the zips this afternoon. The Cavaliers are now 2-3 on the season while Akron improved to 5-4.
The Maroon and Gold's best opportunity to scoring a point came at third singles where Clara Drasch nearly took the first set from Akron's Anna Uljanov, but eventually was upended 7-6 (5) before a 6-2 defeat in the second set.
Mercedes Fernandez held her own at first singles, but wasn't enough for the Zips No. 1 Rita Pedroso and fell by scores of 6-3, 6-2.
The Cavaliers will return to action next week in a road contest at Lewis.
1. Carli Knezevich/Miruna Vasilescu (Akron) def. Mercedes Fernandez/Clara Drasch (Walsh), 6-2
2. Rita Pedroso/Anna Uljanov (Akron) def. Katarina Razum/Marie Kacalova (Walsh), 6-0
3. Luisa Echeverry/Waverly Wituski (Akron) def. Sofia Khairutdinova/Parvanee Karimpour (Walsh), 6-0
1. Rita Pedroso (Akron) def. Mercedes Fernandez (Walsh), 6-3, 6-2
2. Carli Knezevich (Akron) def. Marie Kacalova (Walsh), 6-1, 6-0
3. Anna Uljanov (Akron) def. Clara Drasch (Walsh), 7-6 (5), 6-2
4. Luisa Echeverry (Akron) def. Katarina Razum (Walsh), 6-2, 6-2
5. Waverly Wituski (Akron) def. Sofia Khairutdinova (Walsh), 6-1, 6-1
6. Carla Flores (Akron) def. Victoria Ambrosio (Walsh), 6-0, 6-0