Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State womens tennis team dropped their season opener 7-0 to Virginia Tech on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior Paty Vega lost at the No. 1 position as she fell to Krissy Stubbs 7-5,6-3. Also returning for the Bucs was junior Mami Inoue. She surrendered her match against Antonella Pozzi 6-2,6-2 at No. 2 singles. Senior Cara Prupas fell at No. 4 to Michele Martaus, 7-5, 6-1.
The collegiate debut for three Buccaneers was not a successful one as Tatiana Arriaran, fell 6-2,6-4 to Bridget Bruner at No. 3. Jessica Irey dropped her first collegiate dual match to Inez Khelifi 6-1,6-1 in No. 3 singles. Aimee Villavicencio was also stopped in her first dual match by a 6-2,6-0 count to Kim Karli at No. 6.
ETSU was also swept in doubles competition
The Bucs look for their first win of the year at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 9 as they host UNC Asheville in Memorial Center.
Singles 1. Krissy Stubbs def. Paty Vega (ETSU) 7-5,6-3 2. Antonella Pozzi def. Mami Inoue (ETSU) 6-2,6-2 3. Inez Khelifi def. Jessica Irey (ETSU) 6-1,6-1 4. Michele Martaus def. Cara Prupas (ETSU) 7-5,6-1 5. Briget Bruner def. Tatiana Arriaran (ETSU) 6-2,6-4 6. Kim Karli def. Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) 6-2,6-0 Doubles 1. Pozzi/Martaus def. Vega/Inoue (ETSU) 8-5 2. Lanio/Stubbs def. Torbett/Prupas (ETSU) 8-1 3. Bruner/Khelfi def. Irey/Arrarian (ETSU) 8-0