ELON, North Carolina –The Elon University women’s tennis team swept their singles session Saturday at the Jimmy Powell Invitational to end the tournament with a perfect 18-0 singles record. Elon hosted the Invitational at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.
“The team has worked incredibly hard this fall and I’m extremely proud of them,” said the head coach. Elizabeth Anderson said. “To be undefeated in singles and 8-3 in doubles at the Jimmy Powell Invitational is very impressive. They have shown such tenacity, courage and determination. We look forward to continuing to work hard and polish their games in the weeks ahead. ahead to prepare for the spring season.”
Sibel Tanik took singles champion honors, as the senior won all three of her singles matches to finish the event with 12 points. She beat Navy’s Emily Tannenbaum 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to end the event 6-0 in single sets.
Tanik also won doubles champion honors with partner Lizette Reding. The pair went 2-1 in the event, earning eight points to narrowly beat the Navy team of Jillian Taggart and Sia Chaudry, who earned seven.
Rookie Helen Sarikulaya joined Tanik as the only player in the tournament to end the week with a perfect 6-0 record in single sets. She picked up a 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Navy’s Jillian Taggart.
Madison Cordisco and Lizette Reding picked up singles victories on Saturday to end the tournament 3-0 in singles. Cordisco beat Navy’s Casey Accola 6-2, 6-1 and Reding came from a set down to beat Navy’s Stella Ribaudo 5-7, 7-6(4), 10-8.
Julie Ball and Olivia Archer also picked up victories on Saturday to end the event 2-0 in singles play. Archer didn’t lose a game in her 6-0, 6-0 win over Navy’s Hanna Elks Smith.
The Phoenix picked up five doubles wins on the day to end the week with an 8-3 doubles record for the event. The teams of Ball and Archer and Cordisco and Sarikulaya both went 2-0 that day.
Sibel Tanik (Elon) defeated. Emily Tannenbaum (Navy) 6-2, 6-2
Madison Cordisco (Elon) def. Casey Accola (Navy) 6-2, 6-1
Lizette Reding (Elon) def. Stella Ribaudo (Marine) 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-8
Helen Sarikulaya (Elon) defeated. Jillian Taggart (Navy) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Julie Ball (Elon) beats. Syliva Eklund (Marine) 5-7, 6-3, 10-3
Olivia Archer (Elon) def. Hanna Elks Smith (Marine) 6-0, 6-0
Sibel Tanik/Lizette Reding (Elon) def. Anna Kopecka/Lena Karlovcan (Campbell) 7-5
Olivia Archer/Julie Ball (Elon) defeated. Eeva Ristola/Veronika Prospalova (Campbell) 6-3
Madison Cordisco/Helen Sarikulaya (Elon) defeated. Anna Head/Tamsin Hart (Campbell) 6-4
Hanna Elks Smith/Corrine Ford (Navy) beat. Sarah Allen/Shauna Galvin (Elon) 6-4
Maddie Lynch/Stella Li (Wake Forest) defeated. Sibel Tanik/Lizette Reding (Elon) 6-2
Olivia Archer/Julie Ball (Elon) defeated. Maretha Burger/Elsa Kirch (Freedom) 7-6 (8-6)
Madison Cordisco/Helen Sarikulaya (Elon) defeated. Micaela Ode/Bruna Sampaio (Freedom) 6-4