SAVANNAH, Ga. (March 5, 2017) – The ETSU women’s tennis team concluded its longest non-conference road swing with a dominating 7-0 win over Savannah State on Sunday in Savannah, Ga.
ETSU easily won the doubles point as both the No. 1 and No. 2 slots for ETSU won its respective matches. Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and Alory Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Jennyfer Vivas and Rachida el Kateb 6-2, and Ioanna Markestini (Athens, Greece) and Marina Guinart (Castellar del Valles, Spain) upended Lili-Morgan Pastore and Sandy Lochu 6-4 at the Tiger Tennis Courts.
The Bucs then cruised through singles play as all five Buccaneers won in straight sets. Esguerra was the lone Buc that went undefeated as she moseyed past Pastore 6-0, 6-0. Three Buccaneers let up just one point in their respective matches as Markesini, Pereira and Viccars all won 6-0, 6-1. Sara Djurdjevic (Ljublijana, Slovenia) won her first collegiate singles match as she defeated Vivas 7-5, 6-0.
“We came out a little flat in doubles but then made a statement in singles,” said head coach Ricardo Rojas. “We will now head back to practice, so we can get ready for Chattanooga on the 17th.”
With the win, ETSU moves to 5-4 on the year. The Bucs will prepare for Southern Conference play as they host Chattanooga on March 17 at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex at 1 p.m.
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