Camels Find Success in Singles at Wake Forest Invitational

Tamara Stanic
(photo by Will Bratton)
Tamara Stanic (photo by Will Bratton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Campbell women's tennis team posted an even 8-8 singles mark at the Wake Forest Invitational at the WFU Tennis Center. Junior Karolina Chernaya (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), sophomore Tamara Stanic (Budva, Montenegro), and Ewa Telenga (Gliwice, Poland) each posted 2-1 records in singles play.

Starting off in Flight A was Cernaya with back-to-back victories over Andrea Crespo of Stetson, 6-4, 6-4 and Kasey Gardiner of Wake Forest, 6-4, 6-1. She dropped a match to Niolli Wil, 6-1, 6-1 and Christine Newman of College of Charleston, 6-1, 6-1 to finish fourth.

In Flight C, Stanic posted a round of 16 victory over Xue Zhang of Wake Forest, 6-4, 6-1. She dropped a tough 7-6 (3), 6-4 match to Mandy Brown of Louisville before taking a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Salma Dahbi of East Tenn. St., 6-4, 6-1.

Telenga saw success in Flight W with a first round win over Ginny Johnson of UNC Charlotte, 6-1, 6-1, which occurred prior to a loss to Soumeya Anane of UNCG, 6-3, 6-1. A consolation victory over Gaby Celi of Appalachian State, 6-3, 6-1 rounded out the bracket.

Freshman Ana Marie Ortiz (Betera, Spain) and junior Natasha Afridi (Tokyo, Japan) each posted a win in Flights B and E, respectively.

The round-robin doubles tournament was tough for the Ortiz/Stanic team in Flight A, but Chernaya/Afridi were able to secure two consolation victories for the Camels over Winter/Antill of Navy, 8-5 and Cox/King of Appalachian State, 8-3.

Campbell is back in action on Oct. 18-21 at the ITA Carolina Regional in Winston-Salem, N.C.


Wake Forest Invitational
Oct. 5-7 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
A16    Karolina Chernaya (Campbell) def. Andrea Crespo (Stetson) 6-4, 6-4
AQF    Karolina Chernaya (Campbell) def. Kasey Gardiner (Wake Forest) 6-4, 6-1
ASF    Nitolli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Karolina Chernaya (Campbell) 6-1, 6-1
A3/4    Christine Newman (College of Charleston) def. Karolina Chernaya (Campbell) 6-1, 6-1
B16    Emily Gitman (Richmond) def. Ana Marie Ortiz (Campbell) 7-5, 6-3
BC8    Ana Marie Ortiz (Campbell) def. Lisa Grosselius (UNC Charlotte) 7-5, 7-6 (0-4)
BC4    Ana Gerbasi (East Tenn. St.) def. Ana Marie Ortiz (Campbell) 6-4, 6-3
C16    Tamara Stanic (Campbell) def. Xue Zhang (Wake Forest) 6-4, 6-1
CQF    Mandy Brown (Louisville) def. Tamara Stanic (Campbell) 7-6 (0-3), 6-4
CC    Tamara Stanic (Campbell) def. Salma Dahbi (East Tenn. St.) 6-4, 6-1
D16    Natasha Afridi (Campbell) def. Barbora Lazarova (Elon) 6-2, 6-2
DQF    Lindsey Cable (Stetson) def. Natasha Afridi (Campbell) 6-0, 6-3
DC    Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Natasha Afridi (Campbell) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
E16    Ewa Telenga (Campbell) def. Ginny Johnson (UNC Charlotte) 6-1, 6-0
EQF    Soumeya Anane (UNCG) def. Ewa Telenga (Campbell) 6-3, 6-1
EC    Ewa Telenga (Campbell) def. Gaby Celi (Appalachian St.) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition
A16    Barrett/Chahal (West Virginia) def. Ana Marie Ortiz/Tamara Stanic (Campbell) 8-5
AC8    Portioli/Garcia (Winthrop) def. Ana Marie Ortiz/Tamara Stanic (Campbell) 8-5
AC    Kandinata/Salas (Richmond) def. Ana Marie Ortiz/Tamara Stanic (Campbell) 8-6
B16    Sims/Emily Gitman (Richmond) def. Karolina Chernaya/Natasha Afridi (Campbell) 8-5
BC8    Karolina Chernaya/Natasha Afridi (Campbell) def. Winter/Antill (Navy) 8-5
BC4    Karolina Chernaya/Ewa Telenga (Campbell) def. Cox/King (Appalachian St.) 8-3