Women’s Tennis travels to rival Chattanooga Friday
Ioanna Markesini and Marina Espana lead the team with an 11-2 record in doubles action
Women’s Tennis travels to rival Chattanooga Friday
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bucs look to remain unbeaten in conference play against the Mocs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 24, 2016) – In its second to last road match of the regular season, the ETSU women’s tennis team will travel to take on Chattanooga Friday. The match between the Bucs and Mocs is scheduled to begin at noon from the Champions Club.

ETSU comes into Friday’s match a top the conference standings with 14-1 overall record, including a 3-0 mark in SoCon action. The Bucs have five players with double digit win totals in singles play. Leading this group is freshman Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain), who holds a perfect 13-0 record.

In doubles action, the Bucs have five tandems that have seen action so far this spring and all five have winning records. The duo of Espana and Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) has been ETSU’s top duo with an 11-2 record.

Chattanooga, like ETSU, enters Friday’s contest with a perfect record in conference play (1-0). Overall the Mocs boast a 9-5 record in 2016, including a 4-2 record in home matches. The Mocs also have another similarity to the Bucs and that is that they too have five players with double-figure win totals in singles action. Alison Storie paces this contingent with 13 victories, while Katie Polk has won a team-best 11 consecutive matches and holds a 12-1 overall record.

The Mocs have tried 17 different combinations in doubles play this season and they hold a .556 winning percentage in those matchups. However, the team of Kelsey Coots and Kayla Jones has been the one constant for Chattanooga as they hold an 11-4 overall record.  

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