BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 27, 2003) - The Buccaneer women's tennis team continued its battle at the Virginia Tech Tournament on Saturday. ETSU won four of ten singles consolation matches, while in doubles the team won two of six matches.
Jewel Aldea (Charleston, S.C.) defeated ETSU teammate Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the consolation finals in her flight. Aldea will face Marshall's Holly Asel, who defeated ETSU's Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) 5-7, 6-4, 10-5 to advance.
In doubles, both pairings that remained in the regular brackets were sent to the consolation
rounds. Mariya Ilyina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Courtney McInnis (Waterboro, Maine) were defeated by Marshall's Danielle Hock and Megan Skalsky 8-2, while Aldea and Arriaran were defeated by Meredith Holmes and Carolina Rodriguez from Virginia Tech 8-6.
The third and final day of the tournament will continue Sunday, with the first matches of the day set to begin at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday's Results from the Virginia Tech Tournament
Flight A Singles
Spencer Brown (James Madison) def. Courtney McInnis (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 12-10
Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Daniela Milano (Radford) 7-5, 6-0
Flight B Singles
Caroline Downs (Radford) def. Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2
Ashley James (Virginia Tech) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU) 6-2, 5-7, 11-9
Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) def. Rebecca Vanderelest (James Madison) default
Flight C Singles
Jewel Aldea (ETSU) def. Tatiana Arriaran (ETSU) 6-3, 7-5
Holly Asel (MU) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-5
Flight A Doubles
Halim/Irey (ETSU) def. Glas/Nixon (Radford) 8-1
Brown/Zesinger (James Madison) def. Halim/Irey (ETSU) 9-7
Moita/Caceras (WU) def Villavencio/Ziolkowska (ETSU) 8-3
Flight B Doubles
Hock/Skalsky (MU) def. Mariya/McInnis (ETSU) 8-2
Holmes/Rodriguez (Virginia Tech) def. Aldea/Arriaran (ETSU) 8-6
Mariya/McInnis (ETSU) def. Aldea/Arriaran (ETSU) 8-5