ETSU women's tennis blanks Belmont, 5-0

Friday, March 07, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2008) - The Lady Bucs tennis team defeated A-Sun foe Belmont, 5-0 on Thursday night at the Wildwood Tennis Club. The Lady Bucs improve to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in conference action while the Bruins fall 3-6, 0-3.

 

In doubles action 56th-ranked Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) defeated Tatiana Pozo and Linda Johansson, 8-1 in the top position while Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) and Whitney Trotter (Guadalajara, Mexico) dropped Whitnie Warren and Katie Rhodes, 8-3 to claim the doubles point in the second slot. Competing in the No. 3 position Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Andra Voinea (Brasov, Romania) defeated Kelly Pence and Abby Leatherwood, 8-6.

 

In singles Yevgeniya Stupak defeated Linda Johansson, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 slot, while Andra Voinea dropped Katie Rhodes, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth position. The match was clinched when Tara Byrne defeated Tatiana Pozo, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 2 position. ETSU's last point was claimed when Olya Batsula dropped Whitnie Warren in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

 

The five and six singles were cut short due to inclement weather surrounding the Nashville area. In the five singles Elena Volobueva was up one set 7-5 while Vita Moskaliova (Minsk, Belarus) was in a tight 2-6, 5-0 battle.

 

"Belmont played us pretty well. It took the girls awhile to get used to the courts, the lighting was different. I'm just glad we were able to get the match in and it's an overall good win," said head coach Steve Brooks.

 

The Lady Bucs will take on Lipscomb on March 8. Follow all ETSU women's tennis action at www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

ETSU 5, Belmont 0

Singles

No. 1- #93 Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) def. Linda Johansson (BU) 6-0, 6-1

No. 2- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Tatiana Pozo (BU) 6-2, 6-4

No. 3- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Whitnie Warren (BU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

No. 4- Andra Voinea (ETSU) def. Katie Rhodes (BU) 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 1,4,2*,3

 

Doubles

No. 1- #56Batsula/Stupak (ETSU) def. Pozo/Johannson (BU) 8-1

No. 2- Volobueva/Trotter (ETSU) def. Warren/Rhodes (BU) 8-3
No. 3- Byrne/Voinea (ETSU) def. Pence/Leatherwood (BU) 8-6

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 12 2nd of 15
WSOC ETSU 5 Charleston, S.C.
Oct 12 Citadel 3
MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 15 ETSU 1
MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 17 15th of 16
WTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 2 of 10
WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 1 of 10
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 17 Results
VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 3
WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 18 Results
VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 18 ETSU 3
MSOC Wofford 3 2OT
Oct 18 ETSU 3
WTEN ETSU
Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals