Lady Bucs tennis defeats UNC-Charlotte, 6-1

Saturday, March 25, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 25, 2006) - The Lady Buccaneers women's tennis team continued their winning ways as ETSU defeated UNC-Charlotte today at the Memorial Center. The Buccaneers now improve to 16-3 on the season while Charlotte falls to 8-4.

 

In No. 1 doubles action, Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) defeated Ashleigh Murray and Ofra Friedman, 8-6. Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) and Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) defeated Koren Fleming and Ali Piacente, 8-2, in the No. 2 slot. In the No. 3 doubles position, Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) and Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Michelle Alexander and Kathy Robey, 8-5.

 

The Lady Bucs again dominated in singles action, winning five of the six sets. In No. 1 singles Masha Ilina was defeated by Ofra Friedman after a hard fought battle, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, while Olya Batsula defeated Kathy Robey, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 2 position. In No. 3 singles, Elena Volobueva defeated Ali Piacente, 6-1, 6-2. Senior Sandie Knight defeated Ashleigh Murray, 7-6, 1-6, 10-4 in the No. 4 position, while in No. 5 singles Tara Byrne defeated Michelle Alexander, 6-3, 6-0. In the No. 6 position, Sylwia Ziolkowska defeated Koren Fleming, 6-1, 6-0.

 

The Lady Bucs are back in action tomorrow taking on Western Carolina Catamounts in Culhowee, N.C. at 2:30 p.m.

 

ETSU 6, UNC-Charlotte 1

 

Singles

 

No. 1- Ofra Friedman (UNCC) def. Masha Ilina (ETSU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6

No. 2- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Kathy Robey (UNCC) 6-2, 6-4

No. 3- Elena Volobueva (ETSU) def. Ali Piacente (UNCC) 6-1, 6-2

No. 4- Sandie Knight (ETSU) def. Ashleigh Murray (UNCC) 7-6, 1-6, 10-4

No. 5- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Michelle Alexander (UNCC) 6-3, 6-0

No. 6- Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Koren Fleming (ETSU) 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles

 

No. 1- Ilina/Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Murray/Friedman (UNCC) 8-6

No. 2- Batsula/Byrne (ETSU) def. Fleming/Piacente (UNCC) 8-2

No. 3- Knight/Volobueva (ETSU) def. Alexander/Robey (UNCC) 8-5

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28 Results
WTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28
WTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 29 Results
MTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 29 Results
MGOLF NCAA Championship Bradenton, Fla.
May 29 Results
MGOLF NCAA Championship Bradenton, Fla.
May 30 Results
MTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 30
WTRACK NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Jacksonville, Fla.
May 30 Results
MGOLF NCAA Championship Bradenton, Fla.
May 31 Results
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Charleston, S.C.
Sep 17, 7:00 p.m. Charleston Southern
FB Emory & Henry (Homecoming) Home
Sep 26, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
FB St. Francis Home
Oct 3, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Macon, Ga.
Oct 17, 7:00 p.m. Mercer