WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2006) - The ETSU women's tennis team finished day two with strong performances Saturday at the Deacon Classic, hosted by Wake Forest University. The Lady Bucs were backed by solid efforts from the Ukrainian duo of Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) as they went on to win the Flight B doubles final, as well as Stupak making it to the Flight A singles final on Sunday.
In Flight A singles, Stupak needed three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-1) to oust Olga Votavova of
Local native Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) won her first match of the day in Flight B, as she defeated Maria Vasilyeva of Syracuse 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, but fell to Ally Mueller of Ohio State in the semifinals consolation bracket 7-6, 6-2.
In Flight C action, Elena Volobueva (
Whitney Trotter (
The Lady Bucs started the morning off on the right foot as doubles partners Ilina and Stupak defeated McGaffigin and Perton of Indiana 8-4 in the Flight B finals. "This was a good win for the girls as
"I am happy with how the girls played today, because they were able to bounce back after losing some early matches," said Brooks. I am happy for Stupak for her play in both the singles and doubles, it was good to get win against a ranked team like
The ETSU women's tennis team wraps up the Deacon Classic on Sunday with the final round of singles action. After this weekend's tournament, the Lady Bucs will have over two weeks off before they compete in the ITA Regional at UNC in