Women’s tennis comes up empty to No. 47 Georgia State, 7-0

Thursday, February 09, 2012

ATLANTA (Feb. 9, 2012) – The ETSU women’s tennis team dropped its first match of the season, as No. 47 Georgia State defeated the Bucs 7-0 on Thursday afternoon at Piedmont Park.

“We came up against a great team today,” ETSU assistant coach Travis Sandlant said. “We struggled to keep our intensity level up throughout the entire match, and against a team like Georgia State you have to be ready for a tough day.

“We need to make sure we compete for every point on the court, especially against the quality opponents we have upcoming.”

ETSU (1-1) was swept in doubles, with its closest match coming from freshman Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.) and senior Marine Wieliczko (Rouen, France) falling 8-3 to Masa Grgan and Martina Ondrackova in the No. 3 match. The Bucs lost the remaining two doubles matches 8-2, giving Georgia State (4-1) its first doubles sweep since Apr. 10, 2011 when the Panthers did so against Jacksonville.

In singles play, Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain) was defeated for just the fourth time in 17 matches overall this year, as Tereza Lerova defeated the No. 115-ranked ETSU senior in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. After freshman Kelsey Williams (Sunbury, Australia) fell to Whitney Byrd 6-2, 6-0, Georgia State clinched the match as Abigail Tere-Apisah defeated Wieliczko 6-3, 6-4.

Junior Diana Navrostska (Lviv, Ukraine) was the only Buccaneer to pull out a set, taking Grgan to three sets in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 defeat.

The 7-0 victory was Georgia State’s first since Apr. 3 of last season, while the 7-0 sweep was the first ETSU has fallen victim to since Mar. 13 of last year to Virginia Tech.

ETSU gets a chance to avenge itself on Saturday, when it travels to Blacksburg, Va. to faceoff with No. 61 Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m.

For more information on ETSU tennis, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the tennis links.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 22 Results
BB ETSU 10 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 Pittsburgh 4
BB ETSU 9 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 USC Upstate 2
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 23 Results
WBB ETSU 46 Final
Feb 23 Samford University 69
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU 6 Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron 1
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28 3 of 9
BB Butler 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 4
WBB ETSU 42 Final
Feb 28 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 64
SB ETSU 10 5
Feb 28 Morehead St. 1
SB ETSU 5 Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28 UMBC 7
MBB ETSU 64 F
Feb 28 Mercer 69
BB Butler 9 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 3
BB Butler 6 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 1 ETSU 12