In WKU’s first home match since April 13, 2017, Lady Topper Tennis fell to the UAB Blazers 4-0 in its second Conference USA match of the season.

After pushing the match back to 2 p.m. due to weather, WKU and UAB started with doubles action. In the leading spot, junior Lisa Friess and sophomore Laura Bernardos were defeated 6-1. The Blazers also defeated freshman Judit Gonzalez Agud and junior Lucia Diaz Saez 6-4.

In the third doubles spot, freshmen Kyla Dilger and Zeniece Charles-Hall lost 6-1 to a pair of Blazers.

Three Lady Toppers were scored in singles play. Bernardos competed at the leading spot and fell 6-1, 6-1. Friess played at the No. 2 and was defeated by her UAB opponent 6-0, 6-1. Dilger rounded out the lineup and lost 6-0, 6-0.

Diaz Saez’s singles match was recorded as unfinished but the Lady Topper was ahead in her second set when UAB clinched the match victory. Gonzalez Agud and Charles-Hall also did not finish their singles matches.

WKU (0-7, 2-0 C-USA) is back in action next weekend in a three-day road swing. The Lady Toppers will first head to NKU on Friday before traveling to Miami (OH) and Ball State.


Alex Shchipakina (UAB) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU) 6-1, 6-1

Marlene Herrmann (UAB) def. Lisa Friess (WKU) 6-0, 6-1

Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) vs. Jana Hecking (UAB) 4-6, 2-1, unfinished

Judit Gonzalez Agud (WKU) vs. Megan Bertrands (UAB) 3-6, 1-2, unfinished

Zeniece Charles-Hall (WKU) vs. Dominika Hrabalova (UAB) 6-7, unfinished

Hana Sisirak (UAB) def. Kyla Dilger (WKU) 6-0, 6-0


Alex Shchipakina/Marlene Herrmann (UAB) def. Laura Bernardos/Lisa Friess (WKU) 6-1

Jana Hecking/Hana Sisirak (UAB) def. Judit Gonzalez Agud/Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) 6-4

Megan Bertrands/Dominika Hrabalova (UAB) def. Kyla Dilger/Zeniece Charles-Hall (WKU) 6-1

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



Dana Brown

Media Relations Assistant


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