JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 29, 2008) - The ETSU women's tennis team fell to North Florida in a hard fought match, 5-2 on Saturday morning at the UNF Tennis Complex. The Lady Bucs fall to 10-8 overall and 6-2 in conference play while the Ospreys improve to 9-10, 6-2.
Jacksonville claimed the doubles point as Vanessa Sanchez and Ina Durcakova defeated Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) and Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.), 8-6 while Vita Moskaliova (Minsk, Belarus) and Andra Voinea (Brasov, Romania) fell to Maria Melihova and Victoria Krook, 8-6. In the top position Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) defeated Carolina Melo and Natalia Sanchez, 8-5.
In the top position Stupak fell to Natalia Sanchez, 6-3, 7-5, while Andra Voinea fell to Ina Durcakova, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 4 slot. In the fifth position Elena Volobueva fell to Victoria Krook, 6-3, 6-2 while Whitney Trotter (Guadalajara, Mexico) fell to Carolina Melo in the sixth slot, 7-5, 6-2.
The Lady Bucs earned their two points as Olya Batsula defeated Vanessa Sanchez in the No. 2 position, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 and Tara Byrne dropped Maria Melihova, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the third slot.
The Lady Bucs will return home to face Campbell on April 4. The match is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Follow all ETSU women's tennis action at www.ETSUBucs.com.
UNF 5, ETSU 2
No. 1- Natalia Sanchez (UNF) def. #92 Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 2- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Vanessa Sanchez (UNF) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
No. 3- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Maria Melihova (UNF) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
No. 4- Ina Durcakova (UNF) def. Andra Voinea (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 5- Victoria Krook (UNF) def. Elena Volobueva (ETSU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6- Carolina Melo (UNF) def. Whitney Trotter (ETSU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 1- Batsula/Stupak (ETSU) def. Melo/Sanchez (UNF) 8-5
No. 2- Durcakova/Sanchez (UNF) def. Byrne/Volobueva (ETSU) 8-6
No. 3- Melihova/Krook (UNF) def. Moskaliova/Voinea (ETSU) 8-6