SKILLMAN, N.J. (March 14, 2015) - After a strong fall season, which included a trip to the quarterfinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals, the ETSU doubles tandem of Lyn Yee Choo (Kucking, Malaysia) and Ionna Markesini (Athens, Greece) broke into the ITA Women's Tennis Doubles Rankings this week, achieving the No. 70 ranking.
En route to advancing to the quarterfinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in October, Choo and Markesini earned wins against opponents from Memphis and UT-Martin.
Choo and Markesini's ranking marks the second time in the past two seasons ETSU has produced a nationally-ranked doubles team. Choo and teammate Ana Gerbasi were ranked No. 51 in the ITA Preseason Rankings prior to the start of the Bucs' 2013-14 campaign.
This season, Choo and Markesini helped the Bucs to a 5-0 record to begin the season, the program's best start since 2004. Currently, ETSU holds a 7-3 overall mark.
The Buccaneers will begin Southern Conference play next weekend as they travel to Wofford Friday, March 20 before visiting Western Carolina Saturday, March 21.
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