Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State women's tennis team concluded their regular season schedule on a winning note with a 5-2 conference win over Davidson this afternoon from ETSU's Memorial Center.
The Bucs won the doubles point with wins in No.1 and No. 2 doubles. ETSU's Paty Vega and Tatiana Arriaran claimed the win at No. 1 doubles by defeating Davidson's Elizabeth Moreno and Yasamina Hilu, 8-3. No. 2 doubles saw Mami Inoue and Cara Prupas take the 8-4 win over Gayle Jones and Kelley Cantrell. No. 3 doubles saw Jessica Irey and Aimee Villavicencio drop their match, 8-4, to Katherine Hatch and Lindsay Offutt.
Singles action saw the Bucs take four of six wins. Paty Vega won at No. 1 singles in straight sets over Lindsay Offutt 6-1,6-1. At No. 2 singles, Mami Inoue defeated Elizabeth Moreno 6-3,6-1. No. 3 singles saw Jessica Irey drop a 6-4,6-4 decision to Yasamina Hilu. Cara Prupas continued her strong play as she rallied after being down 5-0 in the first set, to take the match over Kelley Cantrell 7-6,6-2 at No. 4 singles and clinched the win for the Bucs. No. 5 singles saw Tatiana Arriaran defeat Gayle Jones 6-3,4-6,6-2. The final match of the afternoon saw Susan Torbett drop a 6-2,6-2 decision to Katherine Hatch at No. 6 singles.
With the win, the Bucs improve to 7-10 overall and finish 4-5 in Southern Conference play. The win also clinches a first-round bye and the No. 6 seed in this weekend's Southern Conference tournament. The Bucs will play the No. 3 seed UNC Greensboro at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 20. The loss makes Davidson the No. 7 seed. They will play No. 10 seed Western Carolina on Thursday, Apr. 19 at 1:00 p.m. The Southern Conference Tournament will be hosted by The Citadel and The City of Charleston.
Singles 1. Paty Vega (ETSU) def. Lindsay Offutt (DC) 6-1,6-1 2. Mami Inoue (ETSU) def. Elizabeth Moreno (DC) 6-3,6-1 3. Yasamina Hilu (DC) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU) 6-4,6-4 4. Cara Prupas (ETSU) def. Kelley Cantrell (DC) 7-6,6-2 5. Tatiana Arriaran (ETSU) def. Gayle Jones (DC) 6-3,4-6,6-2 6. Katherine Hatch (DC) def. Susan Torbett (ETSU) 6-2,6-2
Doubles 1. Vega/Arriaran (ETSU) def. Moreno/Hilu, 8-3 2. Inoue/Prupas (ETSU) def. Jones/Cantrell, 8-4 3. Hatch/Offutt (DC) def. Irey/Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) , 8-4