Saturday, February 27, 2010
DAVIDSON, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2010) - Despite a 19-day break since its last match the ETSU women's tennis team looked strong as it returned to action Friday afternoon against Davidson. Head coach Steve Brooks' squad improved its record to 3-2 on the season as they rolled past their former Southern Conference rival 6-1 inside the Knobloch Tennis Center in Davidson, N.C.
"Davidson is a team that should end up contending for a league championships so for us to come in and play well is a big accomplish to how focused the girls have stayed over the last couple of weeks," said Brooks. "The whole key for us this spring has been our play in doubles so it was nice for the girls to get off on the right foot today."
ETSU opened play winning two out of three doubles matches. At No. 1 senior Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) and junior Kelly Holtzhausen (Johannesburg, South Africa) made quick work of Virginia Berry and Teresa Wang, 8-4, sophomore Diana Navrostska (Kviv, Ukraine) and junior Tara Sheets (Gate City, Va.) won their contest against Samantha Galainena and Katherine Dicconsin, 8-3.
As singles action began ETSU extend its 1-0 lead as Stupak dropped Berry in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Holtzhausen then gave the Lady Bucs a two-point advantage with her head-to-head victory over Rauh at No. 2, 7-6, 7-6, while sophomores Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain) and Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) closed out the win with straight sets conquests over Teresa Wang and Ali Gores.
Junior Andra Voinea (Brasov, Romania) rounded out the points for ETSU with her second straight win as she defeated Galainena in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.
Davidson's lone win came from sophomore Stephani Synn who earned her sixth straight singles win with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Navrostska.
ETSU will now take a couple of days off before completing its Carolina road trip as its takes on Wofford with a 3 p.m., contest Monday in Spartanburg, S.C.
Attached above are final results from Friday's contest between Davidson and ETSU.
For more information on the ETSU women's tennis team please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
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