ETSU women's tennis defeats Davidson, 5-2

Saturday, April 01, 2006

, Tenn. (April 1, 2006) - The ETSU women's tennis team got back on track Saturday as they defeated former conference foe, Davidson, 5-2 at the Memorial Center. The Lady Bucs are now 18-4 on the year while the Wildcats fell to 12-7 with the loss.

 

The Lady Bucs started the afternoon off by sweeping the Lady Wildcats in doubles action. In the No. 1 position doubles team Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) defeated Kelsey Linville and Kim Whelan 8-5. Sophomore Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) and freshman Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) defeated Lindsey Powel and Michele Fanney 8-3 in the No. 2 position. The No. 3 doubles team of Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) and Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Kate Levitt and Lora Dushanova 8-6 to complete the sweep.

 

In singles action, the Lady Bucs took four of the six matches. In the No. 1 singles position, Kelsey Linville defeated Masha Ilina, 6-2, 6-3 while Olya Batsula defeated Michele Fanney, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot. Elena Volobueva was defeated by Kim Whelan after a hard fought match 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 in the No. 3 position and senior Sandie Knight defeated Kate Levitt 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Tara Byrne defeated Meredith Skeeters in the No. 4 slot, 6-2, 6-1, while Vita Moskaliova (Minsk, Belarus) defeated Lora Dushanova, 7-5, 7-5.

 

"It was a great win the first time we've every defeated Davidson and the girls played with great discipline," said head coach Steve Brooks.

 

ETSU's next match is scheduled for tomorrow, April 2 when the Lady Buccaneers take on College of Charleston in Johnson City at 10 a.m.

 

ETSU 5, Davidson 2

 

Singles

 

No. 1- Kelsey Linville (DC) def. Masha Ilina (ETSU) 6-2, 6-3

No. 2- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Michele Fanney (DC) 6-3, 6-2

No. 3- Kim Whelan (DC) def. Elena Volobueva (ETSU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0

No. 4- Sandie Knight (ETSU) def. Kate Levitt (DC) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

No. 5- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Meredith Skeeters (DC) 6-3, 6-1

No. 6- Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) def. Lora Dushanova (DC) 7-5, 7-5

 

Doubles

 

No. 1- Ilina/Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Linville/Whelan (DC) 8-5

No. 2- Batsula/Byrne (ETSU) def. Powel/Fanney (DC) 8-3

No. 3- Knight/Volobueva (ETSU) def. Levitt/Dushanova (DC) 8-6

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