Johnson City, Tenn. - The women's tennis team defeated Appalachian State University 6-3 in Southern Conference action at University Courts. The win improves the Buccaneers to 7-3 (2-0 in the conference).
The key singles match of the day was the #3 singles match between Rica Iida (ETSU) and Tonya Eberhart (ASU). The match, which lasted well over three hours, was won by Iida 7-6, 6-2.
"It is always good to get a conference win," said ETSU Head Coach Tom Russ. "I was very proud of Rica's effort today. She had to change her style because of the matchup difficulties that Eberhart presented."
#1, Vanessa Manicom (ASU) def. Paty Vega (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
#2, Mami Inoue (ETSU) def. Alex Chong (ASU) 6-0, 6-1
#3, Rica Iida (ETSU) def. Tonya Eberhart (ASU) 7-6, 6-2
#4, Allison Lane (ASU) def. Megan Edwards (ETSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
#5, Eglantine Vitse (ETSU) def. Jennifer Fayad (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
#6, Cara Prupas (ETSU) def. Kathryn Brown (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
#1, Inoue/Iida (ETSU) def. Manicom/Eberhart 8-3
#2, Edwards/Vega (ETSU) def. Chong/Lane 8-3
#3, Donna Altenburger/Fayad (ASU) def. Prupas/Vitse 8-6
ETSU will return to action on Sunday afternoon when the Buccaneers travel to Western Carolina for a 2:00 match.