Friday, February 20, 2009
No. 74-ranked Stupak moves to 3-0 on the season
ETSU took the early momentum winning two out of three doubles contests. Junior Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) and freshman Paula Jamie (Madrid, Spain) teamed up to take the first pairs contest, dropping the CSU team of Marija Dzakovic and Olga Makhova, 8-0. After sophomore Tara Sheets (Gate City, Va.) and junior Whitney Trotter (Guadalajara, Mexico) lost their match, senior Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) and freshman Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) rallied for the Bucs clinching the early 1-0 lead after defeating Andrea Schutte and Angie Torres, 8-5.
Just like they did in doubles ETSU came out strong early in their first two singles matches. Kedzo gave the Bucs a two point advantage after dropping Torres in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, while newly 74th-ranked Stupak dominated her contest against Makhova 6-1, 6-2. After senior Vita Mosaliova (Minsk, Belarus) fell to Andrea Schutte, newcomer Paula Jamie secured the victory for ETSU after a trilling three-set comeback win against Marija Dzakovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Rounding out the scoring for ETSU was Tara Sheets who picked up her first win of the season dropping Leonie Mandelkow, 7-5, 6-3, while Tara Byrne fell in a heartbreaking three-set contest to Brooke Pletcher, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
"Overall, today wasn't the prettiest win, but it was good to finally be outdoors and get a victory," said head coach Steve Brooks. "Our girls did a great job battling the elements and not letting the wind affect the outcome.
The Bucs return to action as they travel to Southeastern Conference member
Byrne/Kedzo (ETSU) d. Schutee/Torres (CSU) 8-5
Stupak/Jamie (ETSU) d. Dzakovic/Makhova (CSU) 8-0
Pletcher/Mandekow (CSU) d. Trotter/Sheets (ETSU) 8-5
# 74 Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) d. Olga Mokhova (CSU) 6-1, 6-2
Brooke Pletcher (CSU) d. Tara Byrne (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Andrea Schutte (CSU) d. Vita Mosaliova (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1
Paula Jamie (ETSU) d. Marjia Dzakovic (CSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Karina Kedzo (ETSU) d. Angie Torres (CSU 6-3, 6-1
Charleston Southern 1-2
East Tennessee State 1-2;
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,1,3,4,6,2)
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