BOONE, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2015) - ETSU coach Travis Sandlant and his squad—comprised of four returners and four newcomers—will look to build upon the success the Buccaneers found last season as ETSU begins its 2015 campaign with matches versus Appalachian State and Radford.
Last season, ETSU won 11 of its final 13 matches en route to winning the Atlantic Sun tournament championship and securing a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Buccaneers will take on App State Saturday, Jan. 24 at 1:00 p.m., in Boone, N.C., before hosting Radford Sunday, Jan. 25 at 9:00 a.m., in Bristol, Tenn.
App State and Radford each opened their seasons with 7-0, road setbacks to ranked opponents, as App State fell to No. 4 North Carolina, while Radford was defeated by No. 57 Virginia Tech.
The Buccaneers return four players from a year ago: Augustina Amon (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.), Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia), and Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela).
In 2014, Choo played primarily at the No. 1/No. 2 singles spots, while Gerbasi saw time at singles spots 2-4. Meanwhile, Brumit posted a combined 12-2 record at No. 5/No. 6 singles. Together, the three went a combined 18-4 in A-Sun singles competition.
ETSU welcomes four newcomers this season, adding Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia), Ionna Markesini (Athens, Greece), Reginka Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine), and Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverely, Australia) to the fold.
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