RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2004) - East Tennessee State women's tennis team was defeated by Eastern Kentucky 5-2 in an away contest held early Saturday morning. The Lady Bucs are 6-3 in the year.
Head coach Steve Brooks "I can't take anything from this determined EKU squad. They played great at 1, 3, and 5 singles. We are banged up with the flu, No. 1 McInnis did not play and we could have used her today."
EKU won the doubles point as Lindsay Herrera and Terin Roof won an 8-5 decision at No. 1 over Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) and Mariya Ilyina (Kyiv, Ukraine). Freshman duo Lucia Vojtkova and Tessa Williams won at No. 3 doubles over ETSU's Jewel Aldea (Charleston, S.C.) and Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia).
In singles action, junior Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) and freshman Ilyina earned wins in the No. 2 and No. 4 slots respectively. Halim won her battle against EKU's Herrara 6-4, 6-2 while Ilyina blanked EKU's Roof 6-0, 6-0.
ETSU is scheduled to face Southern Illinois today at 4:00 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky 5, ETSU 2
1. Lindsay Herrera/Terin Roof (EKU) def. Sylwia Ziolkowska/Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) 8-5
2. Gemma Halim/Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Hannah Bartsch/Janina Dickhardt (EKU) 8-3
3. Lucia Vojtkova/Tessa Williams (EKU) def. Jewel Aldea/Tatiana Arriaran (ETSU) 8-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1. Hannah Bartsch (EKU) def. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
2. Gemma Halim (ETSU) def. Lindsay Herrera (EKU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Lucia Vojtkova (EKU) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) def. Terin Roof (EKU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Janina Dickhardt (EKU) def. Jewel Aldea (ETSU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tessa Williams (EKU) def. Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) 3-6, 6-3 (10-5)
Order of finish: 4, 2, 3, 5, 1*, 6