Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 29, 2002) -- The East Tennessee State women's tennis team fell to Southern Conference rival Davidson, 7-0, Friday afternoon from Covington Courts in Davidson, N.C.
Davidson won the doubles point by sweeping both matches. At No. 1 doubles, Meghan and Kelly Fillnow defeated the ETSU team of sophomore Jessica Irey (Belle Glade, Fla.) and freshman Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia), 8-5. At No. 2 doubles, Gayle Jones and Meggie Peterson of Davidson defeated sophomores Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.) and Tatiana Arrarian (Cochabamba, Bolivia) of ETSU, 8-6.
The Wildcats kept their momentum in the singles matches, losing just one set in the six contests. At No. 1 singles, Kelly Fillnow of Davidson defeated Halim, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Davidson's Peterson was victorious at No. 2 singles over ETSU's Irey, 6-1, 6-2. Arrarian fell to Davidson's Meghan Fillnow, 6-2, 7-6 at No. 3 singles.
At No. 4 singles, Buccaneer Villavicencio fell to Wildcat Kelley Cantrell, 6-0, 6-0. Davidson's Yasamine Hilu defeated ETSU sophomore Heather Jones (Elizabethton, Tenn.) at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1. Buccaneer junior Charmaine Luvis (Gastonia, N.C.) fell to Wildcat Katherine Hatch, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 singles.
The loss drops East Tennessee State's record to 1-15 on the season, 0-4 in Southern Conference play. Davidson runs their record to 11-4, 1-2 in the SoCon.
The Bucs return to action on Apr. 6 as they travel to Western Carolina at 1 p.m.
No. 1: Kelly Fillnow (Davidson) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2: Meggie Peterson (Davidson) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Meghan Fillnow (Davidson) def. Tatiana Arrarian (ETSU), 6-2, 7-6
No. 4: Kelley Cantrell (Davidson) def. Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 5: Yasamine Hilu (Davidson) def. Heather Jones (ETSU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 6: Katherine Hatch (Davidson) def. Charmaine Luvis (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: M. Fillnow/K. Fillnow (Davidson) def. Irey/Halim (ETSU), 8-5
No. 2: Jones/Patterson (Davidson) def. Villavicencio/Arrarian (ETSU), 8-6
East Tennessee State: 1-15, 0-4 Southern Conference
Davidson: 11-4, 1-2 SoCon