NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 21, 2007) - The ETSU women's tennis team fell to the No. 12 Vanderbilt Commodores Sunday afternoon, 7-0 at the Currey Tennis Center. ETSU falls to 2-2 on the season while Vanderbilt improves to 2-0.
Vanderbilt took the early 1-0 lead as they swept all three doubles matches. Olya Batsula (
The Commodores took the 5-0 advantage in singles plays, as junior Olya Batsula fell to No. 11 Amanda Taylor, 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 1 position, while Yevgeniya Stupak fell to No. 7 Taka Bertrand, 6-0, 6-3 in the No. 2 position.
In the No. 3 slot Tara Byrne fell to Courtney Ulery, 6-2, 6-4 as junior Elena Volobueva (
Senior Masha Ilina and sophomore Vita Moskaliova extended their matches to three sets but fell to No. 9 Catherine Newman and Caroline Ferrell. Ilina fell to Newman, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 4 position while Moskaliova fell to Ferrell, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 6 position.
"For the second day in a row we played for four hours. It's pretty good when we play a Top 20 team for that long. It just shows that we are getting better as a team," said head coach Steve Brooks. "Overall I was real happy with the way we played, we almost took away a couple of matches. Even though some of the scores don't show it we had a lot of game point opportunities that we just didn't convert on them. Hopefully we can get a little bit better at converting on them.
ETSU will continue their road-swing as they travel to
No. 12 Vanderbilt 7, ETSU 0
No. 2- No. 7 Taka Bertrand (VU) def. Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 3- Courtney Ulery (VU) def. Tara Byrne (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 6- Caroline Ferrell (VU) def. Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 2- Sveke/Ulery (VU) def. Stupak/Ilina (ETSU) 8-5
No. 3- Blatt/Bertrand (VU) def. Stewart/Moskaliova (ETSU) 8-4