Johnson City, Tenn. (February 3, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's tennis team (0-1) dropped their season opener 7-0 to the sixth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols (3-1) at the Memorial Center on Sunday.
In the No. 1 doubles match, ETSU's Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) and Tatianna Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) were up 3-2 against two nationally ranked players, Alison Ojeda and Agnes Wiski. But the UT duo pulled away and won the game, 8-3. Tennessee's Majen Immink and Ashley Robards shut down ETSU's Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.) to win the No. 2 doubles match 8-0.
In singles competition, Irey took on Ojeda in the No. 1 match and was shut out in both sets. Halim lost to UT's Wiski in two very long and tough sets (6-2, 6-1) in the No. 2 match. Immink took two sets from Arriaran to win 6-0, 6-0. Villavicencio lost her No. 4 match to UT's Robards, 6-0 and 6-1. ETSU's Heather Jones (Elizabethton, Tenn.) lost in two sets to the Lady Vols' Brooke Cordell, 6-2 and 6-1.
The Lady Bucs return to action at home to take on UNC Asheville at 5 p.m. Tuesday,February 5th in the Memorial Center.
#6 Tennessee 7, ETSU 0
1) Ojeda/Wiski (UT) def. Irey/Arraran (ETSU) 8-3
2) Immink/Robards (UT) def. Halim/Villavicencio (ETSU) 8-0
1) (16) Alison Ojeda (UT) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU) 6-0, 6-0
2) (77) Agnes Wiski (UT) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1
3) Majen Immink (UT) def. Tatianna Arriaran (ETSU) 6-0, 6-0
4) Ashley Robards (UT) def. Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) 6-0, 6-1
5) Brooke Cordell (UT) def. Heather Jones (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1