RICHMOND, VA. (Feb. 2, 2003) - East Tennessee State University's women's tennis team fell to East Carolina, 4-1, and defeated Norfolk State, 4-1, in the final day of Virginia Commonwealth Invitational.
In the Buccaneers first match of the day, against East Carolina, Lyndall Jordan defeated Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, at number one singles. Raluca Baicu defeated Courtney McInnis (Waterboro, Maine) in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, at number two singles. Buccaneer sophomore Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) defeated Kirstin Buchanan in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 at the number three position. Emily Kohl defeated Jessica Irey 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 at number four singles. In doubles action, Paulina Sierdinski and Christina Meilicki defeated Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) and Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, KY) 6-3, 6-4.
The Buccaneers regrouped in the final match of the day to defeat Norfolk State 4-1. In number one singles action, Halim defeated Barbora Stejskalova of Norfolk State in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Martina Vondrova defeated McInnis, 6-2, 6-2, at the number two position. Irey wasted no time in defeating Flaminia Migone at number three singles 6-1, 6-0. Buccaneer freshman Jewel Aldea (Charleston, N.C.) and the doubles tandem of Arriaran and Villavciencio both won by default in the final matches of the day.