JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 25, 2007) - The ETSU women's tennis team picked up it's second and third straight victories on Sunday as they defeated conference foe North Florida, 7-0 and Tennessee Tech, 6-1. The Lady Bucs improve to 5-6 on the year and 1-0 in conference action, while the UNF Lady Ospreys fall to 8-1, 3-1. The Golden Eagles fall to 0-8 overall.
In their first match of the day against conference opponent
In singles action, Ilina breezed by Vanessa Sanchez, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 position, while Stupak defeated Castillo, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 2 slot. Competing in No. 3 singles, Batsula defeated Torres, 6-2, 6-4 while Byrne picked up a victory over Natalia Sanchez, 6-4, 6-0 in the No. 4 slot. Volobueva came from one set down in the fifth position to defeat Durcakova, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Moskaliova cruised by Robin Rogers, 6-3, 6-2.
Less than two hours later, the Lady Bucs hit the outdoor courts for the first time since November to take on the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. In doubles, Stupak and Ilina defeated Margot Carter and Marina Ruiz in the No. 1 position as Brittany Stewart (
In singles action, Batsula defeated Carter, 6-4, 7-6 in the No. 1 slot, while Byrne breezed by Anstey, 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 slot. In the No. 3 position, Moskaliova fell to Marina Ruiz, 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 and freshman Whitney Trotter (
"Overall I thought we played very good today.
The Lady Bucs will hit the road again as they travel to No. 31 Florida International on March 7. The match is slated to begin at 2 p.m. For all Lady Bucs tennis action visit www.etsubucs.com.
ETSU 7, UNF 0
No. 1- Masha Ilina (ETSU) def. Vanessa Sanchez (UNF) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2- Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) def. Catalina Castillo (UNF) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Florencia Torres (UNF) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5- Elena Volobueva (ETSU) def. Ina Durcakova (UNF) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 6- Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) def. Robin Rogers (UNF) 6-3, 6-2
No. 1- Stupak/Volobueva (ETSU) def. Castillo/Sanchez (UNF) 8-6
No. 2- Ilina/Batsula (ETSU) def. Sanchez/Desmarais (UNF) 8-4
No. 3- Durcakova/Torres (UNF) def. Byrne/Moskaliova (UNF) 8-7 (7-3)
ETSU 6, TTU 1
No. 1- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Margot Carter (TTU) 6-4, 7-6
No. 3- Marina Ruiz (TTU) def. Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
No. 4- Whitney Trotter (ETSU) def. Evgenia Yartseva (TTU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 5- DNP
No. 6- DNP
No. 1- Stupak/Ilina (ETSU) def. Carter/Ruiz (TTU) 8-4
No. 2- Stewart/Byrne (ETSU) def. Anstey/Yartseva (TTU) 8-3
No. 3- DNP