JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2009) - In its first home and Atlantic Sun Conference match of the season the ETSU women's tennis team looked strong sweeping league rival Lipscomb 7-0, Friday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center in Johnson City, Tenn. With the win ETSU improves to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in A-Sun play, while Lipscomb falls to 5-4 overall, with a 0-1 A-Sun mark.
"Lipscomb has improved a lot since last season so it was good to start out conference play with a win," said head coach Steve Brooks. "Our girls played well throughout the match and it was good to see both seniors (Tara Byrne and Vita Moskaliova) pick up a win today. Sometimes the hardest thing is breaking into the win column for the first time so hopefully that will give us some momentum heading into tomorrow's match with
The Lady Bucs opened the match by winning all three doubles points 8-2 taking the early 1-0 lead.
ETSU followed that up as junior Yevgeniya Stupak (
Despite already leading 4-0 ETSU didn't let up as senior Tara Byrne (Johnson City) picked up a much needed singles victory dropping Kara Jackson 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play, while freshman Paula Jamie (
Closing out the scoring for the Lady Bucs was senior Vita Moskaliova (
ETSU will now have a quick turn around returning to action with an 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning contest against conference foe
Results will be available online at www.ETSUBucs.com after the conclusion of the match.