ETSU women's tennis defeats MTSU, 5-2

Saturday, February 04, 2006

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 4, 2006) - The Lady Buccaneers women's tennis team brings their winning streak to two as ETSU defeated Middle Tennessee State today at the Racquet Club of Murfreesboro. The Buccaneers now improve to 2-1 on the season while MTSU falls to 2-1.

            In No. 2 doubles action, Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) defeated Elvira Yusupova and Claudia Szabo, 8-3. Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) and Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) defeated Pooja Kommireddi and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom, 8-6, in the No. 3 slot to take the doubles point, while in No. 1 doubles, Marlene Chemin and Kelly Adams defeated Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) and Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain), 8-5.

            The Lady Bucs again dominated in singles action, winning four of the six sets. In No. 1 singles Masha Ilina defeated Marlene Chemin, 6-2, 6-2. Sophomores Elena Volobueva and Olya Batsula both had victories in the No. 3 and No. 4 positions. Volobueva defeated Elvira Yusupova, 6-1, 7-5 in the No. 3 position while Batsula defeated Ann-Kristin Siljestrom, 6-2, 7-6 (4). In No. 6 singles, senior Sandie Knight defeated Pooja Kommireddi, 8-5.

            "I'm very happy for the win, I believe it's the first time ETSU has ever defeated Middle Tennessee. The girls all played well from top to bottom, we played well as a team and we are looking forward to getting back on the courts tomorrow," said head coach Steve Brooks.           

            The Lady Bucs are back in action tomorrow, at home, against Alabama A&M at noon and conference opponent Kennesaw State at 3 p.m.

 

ETSU 5, MTSU 2

 

Singles

 

No. 1- Masha Ilina (ETSU) def. Marlene Chemin (MTSU) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2- Claudia Szabo (MTSU) def. Tara Byrne (ETSU) 6-1, 6-2

No. 3- Elena Volobueva (ETSU) def. Elvira Yusupova (MTSU) 6-1, 7-5

No. 4- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestrom (MTSU) 6-2, 7-6, (4)

No. 5- Kelly Adams (MTSU) def. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) 8-7 (5)

No. 6- Sandie Knight (ETSU) def. Pooja Kommireddi 8-5

Order of Finish- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Doubles

 

No. 1- Chemin/Adams (MTSU) def. Ziolkowska/Volobueva 8-5

No. 2- Ilina/Knight (ETSU) def. Yusupova/Szabo (MTSU) 8-3

No. 3- Batsula/Byrne (ETSU) def. Kommireddi/Siljestrom 8-6

Order of Finish- 2, 3, 1

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