"Today was another complete win for the girls," said head coach Steve Brooks. "With this being senior day this program is going to miss both Vita and
ETSU opened play sweeping all three doubles matches 8-4. In No. 1 doubles junior Yevgeniya Stupak (
After Tech's Barnhill retired due to injury in her match with Tara Byrne the Lady Bucs extended its advantage to 3-0 as No. 109-ranked Stupak had little trouble with Holtzhausen dropping the All-OVC performer in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
As play continued newcomer Paula Jaime dominated her head-to-head match with Yartseva dropping the Tennessee Tech senior 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles, while Tara Sheets had little trouble with Joanna Corken in No. 5, rolling to a easy 6-2, 6-0 two-set win.
Just like her teammates did early in the match junior Whitney Trotter (Guadalajara, Mexico) continued her outstanding play late this spring picking up her third win-in-a-row crushing Diana Woodcock in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, while Karina Kedzo bounced back after a tough first set, closing out Laura Porras, 7-6, 6-2.
"Yevgeniya beat a good player in No. 1 singles today," said Brooks. "The girl that played against her for Tech was a good test and really hit the ball solid, so I was proud to see Stupak play well. Overall, I wanted our team and to build some momentum this last week as the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament approaches. I think in these's last four matches each girl has worked hard and I like how we are playing as Thursday gets closer."
Now with the regular season completed the Lady Bucs will return to action as they play host to the 2009 A-Sun Conference Tournament at the
1. ETSU Stupak/Jaime d. TTU Hotzhausen/Barnhill 8-4
2. ETSU Byrne/Kedzo d. TTU Corken/Yartseva 8-4
3. ETSU Sheets/Voinea d. TTU Porras/Woodcock 8-4
1. ETSU Stupak d. TTU Hortzhausen 6-2, 6-2
2. ETSU Byrne d. TTU Barnhill 1-0, Ret.
3. ETSU Kedzo d. TTU Porras 7-6, 6-2
4. ETSU Jaime d. TTU Yartseva 6-0, 6-0
5. ETSU Sheets d. TTU Corken 6-2, 6-0
6. ETSU Trotter d. TTU Woodcock 6-1, 6-3
ETSU d. TTU 7-0
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