ETSU heads into regional play next weekend on a hot streak
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University women’s tennis team had six matches on the docket for the last day of the Wake Forest Invitational. At the end of the day, the Buccaneers took home a 6-0 record. Three Bucs won their singles flights and ETSU picked up three victories over ACC competitors.
“Today was a great day for ETSU tennis,” said Bucs Head Coach Travis Sandlant. “The field at Wake Forest is very strong and to have three champions come out of singles competition shows how much talent we have.”
Lynn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia), Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) and Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) all won their respective singles flights. This fall the trio of Choo, Markesini and Espana are a combined 19-2 in singles tilts.
ETSU will look to continue this momentum next weekend when it competes in ITA Regionals. The Bucs will travel to West Lafayette, Ind. on the campus of Purdue for their regional competition. Matches for the event begin Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 20.
Finals: Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) d. Joanna Zalewski (Wake Forest): 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Finals: Marina Espana (ETSU) d. Luisa Fernandez (Wake Forest): 6-3, 6-4
Finals: Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) d. Michelle Castro (ECU): 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-4
Consolation: Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) d. Marla Paraja (Elon): 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Consolation: Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) d. Tayla Stenta (NC State): 6-2, 6-1
Fifth Place: Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) d. Ally Sexton (Davidson): 6-3, 7-6 (4)
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