Lady Topper Tennis opened its spring campaign on Friday at [RV] Kentucky. The 2018 NCAA Tournament contender proved to be too much for WKU as the Lady Toppers fell 6-0 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center.

In the doubles round, the Lady Toppers played in pairs commonly seen during the fall season. Sophomore Laura Bernardos and junior Lisa Friess played in the leading position while freshmen Zeniece Charles-Hall and Judit Gonzalez Agud competed in the No. 2 spot.

Both duos were able to pick up two games in their matches against the Wildcats. Kentucky defeated WKU 6-2 in each match, clinching the doubles point.

Moving to singles action, junior Lucia Diaz Saez finished her No. 3 match shortly followed by Gonzalez Agud in the fourth spot. Both Lady Toppers were defeated by Wildcats 6-0, 6-0.

Spanish native Bernardos led WKU in the top spot, winning a total of four games against her Kentucky opponent. The sophomore ultimately fell 6-1, 6-3.

Friess was defeated by a Wildcat in the second position, falling 6-1, 6-0. Charles-Hall wrapped up the match, winning four games in her 6-1, 6-3 defeat.

The Red and White will take a week off before returning to action at Austin Peay on Saturday, January 26.


Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU) 6-1, 6-3

Tiphanie Fiquet (Kentucky) def. Lisa Friess (WKU) 6-1, 6-0

Anastasia Tkachenko (Kentucky) def. Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) 6-0, 6-0

Alexis Merrill (Kentucky) def. Judit Gonzalez Agud (WKU) 6-0, 6-0

Brianna Tullock (Kentucky) def. Zeniece Charles-Hall (WKU) 6-1, 6-3


Fiquet/Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Bernardos/Friess (WKU) 6-2

Tkachenko/Merrill (Kentucky) def. Charles-Hall/Gonzalez Agud (WKU) 6-2

How to follow the Lady Toppers:  For complete information on WKU Tennis, follow the team on Twitter @WKUTennis.



Dana Brown

Media Relations Assistant

WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations


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