ELON, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2014) - Senior Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) advanced to the A-1 Singles Final before inclement weather cancelled the conclusion of the weekend's Elon Fall Invitational in Elon, N.C.
Choo was one of three ETSU players involved in flight final matches Sunday, as freshmen Ionna Markesini (Athens, Greece) and Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverely, Australia) competed in the backdraw finals in the A-2 Singles and B-1 Singles flights, respectively.
Like Choo's match, the conclusion of Markesini's match was cancelled due to rain.
"It was unfortunate Tessie [Choo] and Ionna [Markesini] didn't get to finish today because of the weather," ETSU coach Travis Sandlant said. "They both were playing well and both were shaping up to be good matches."
In her first collegiate tournament, Viccars displayed incredible grit and determination, outlasting UNC Greensboro's Masey Demoss, 4-6, 7-5, 10-4, in the B-1 Singles Backdraw Final.
"Overall, it was a satisfying first week," Sandlant said. "It was great to see that we fought back this week from set points and match points down from our freshman class. Ionna saved a couple of set points yesterday, and today, Jayde [Viccars] faced four match points and fought it out. It shows great maturity from the two freshmen."
Also in action Sunday for the Bucs was senior Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.), who defeated Wake Forest's Sara Swift, 6-4, 6-3, to place third in the A-3 Singles flight.
Choo and Markesini teamed up to place third in the A-1 Doubles flight, while Viccars and Brumit placed fourth in B-1 doubles.
The Buccaneers will continue fall competition Sept. 19-21 as they take part in the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.
A-1 Singles Final
Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) vs. Emilia Granstrom (Western Ky.) - DNF (Did not finish)
A-2 Singles Backdraw Final
Ionna Markesini (ETSU) vs. Andreanna Christopoulou (Western Ky.) - DNF
A-3 Singles Third Place Match
Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Sara Swift (Wake Forest), 6-4, 6-3
B-1 Singles Backdraw Final
Jayde Viccars (ETSU) def. Masey Demoss (UNC Greensboro), 4-6, 7-5, 10-4
A-1 Doubles Third Place Match
Choo/Markesini (ETSU) def. Lazarova/Ward (Elon), 8-3
B-1 Doubles Third Place Match
Ellis/Boaz (UNCG) def. Viccars/Brumit (ETSU), 8-5
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