Lady Bucs tennis sweeps Mercer, 7-0

Thursday, March 23, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 23, 2006) - The ETSU women's tennis team continued their winning ways, defeating Mercer, 7-0. The Lady Bucs improve to 14-3 on the season, while Mercer falls to 5-8.

 

In doubles action, Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) and Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) defeated Lauriane Auvergne and Rachael Kerley, 8-3 in No. 1 doubles. In the No. 2 position Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) defeated Teresina Pazsoldan and Kelly Blount, 8-4, while Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) and Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Cali Sachs and Irys Citko, 8-0 in the No. 3 slot. 

 

In singles action the Lady Bucs once again dominated as Masha Ilina defeated Teresina Pazsoldan, 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 1 position, while Olya Batsula defeated Irys Citko, 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 2 position. In No. 3 singles, Elena Volobueva defeated Lauriane Auvergne, 6-3, 6-4. Freshman Tara Byrne defeated Rachael Kerley, 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 4 slot, and in the No. 5 position, senior Sylwia Ziolkowska defeated Kelly Blount, 6-1, 6-0, while Vita Moskaliova defeated Karen Bellman, 6-0, 6-7, 10-8 in the No. 6 singles position.

 

 "We played good today. At the No. 3 and No. 6 positions, they (Mercer) played very tough and we are real glad to come out with victories in those positions. Hopefully some of the things we learned today we can apply so we can play better tomorrow," said head coach Steve Brooks.

 

The ETSU women's tennis team's next match will be tomorrow, March 24, against Gardner-Webb. The match will start at 2:30 p.m.

 

ETSU 7, MU 0

Singles

No. 1- Masha Ilina (ETSU) def. Teresina Pazsoldan (MU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Irys Citko (MU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3- Elena Volobueva (ETSU) def. Lauriane Auvergne (MU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Rachael Kerley (MU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5- Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Kelly Blount (MU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6- Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) def. Karen Bellman (MU) 6-0, 6-7, 10-8

 

Doubles

No. 1- Ziolkowska/Ilina (ETSU) def. Auvergne/Kerley (MU) 8-3
No. 2- Byrne/Batsula (ETSU) def. Pazsoldan/Blount (MU) 8-4
No. 3- Knight/Volobueva (ETSU) def. Sachs/Citko (MU) 8-0

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