Buccaneers drop Radford, 5-2, as women's tennis opens up spring season

Saturday, January 25, 2003

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2003) - East Tennessee State University women's tennis team opened up the spring season with a win over Radford, 5-2, Saturday at Virginia Tech. Freshman Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) lost the first two games of her match and went on to win 12 straight to defeat Radford's Jihane Najdi 6-2, 6-0 at number one singles. At number two singles, Buccaneer sophomore Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) defeated Caroline Downs 6-2, 6-0. Junior transfer Courtney McInnis (Waterboro, Maine) defeated Christina Glas, 6-2, 6-4 at the number three position. Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) defeated Ashley Stevenson in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 at the number four spot. Radford's Diane Duarte defeated ETSU's Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.) 6-4, 6-3 at number five singles. Laura Dickinson defeated ETSU's Jewel Aldea (Charleston, S.C.), 6-7 (7-4), 6-2, 6-1, at the number six spot. The Buccaneers swept the Highlanders in doubles action, 3-0. ETSU's Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) and Halim defeated Najdi and Glas, 8-3, at the number one position. McInnis and Ziolkowska defeated Downs and Duarte of Radford, 8-3, at the number two spot and Arriaran and Villavicencio defeated Stevenson and Dickenson, 9-8, (7-5), playing in the third position. "Today was a good start to the season," Buccaneer head coach Steve Brooks said. "We played well up top, but we have a lot to work on." The Buccaneers will return to action Feb.1-2, as they travel to Richmond, Va. to participate at the Virginia Commonwealth tournament. Follow the women's tennis team throughout the rest of the season by logging onto www.etsubucs.com for results and highlights.
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WSOC Radford 2 F
Aug 22 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland