ETSU falls to nationally ranked UCF in midweek match
ETSU falls to nationally ranked UCF in midweek match
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Markesini scores in 6-1 defeat

LAKE NONA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – The ETSU women’s tennis team took on No. 25 UCF on Wednesday evening at the USTA National Campus. The Bucs fell 6-1 to drop to 4-9, as UCF improves to 9-2.

In doubles action, the Knights earned the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spot, as the No. 2 spot was unfinished due to the point being clinched.

UCF grabbed four straight singles points to help them clinch the match. The Knights’ Emilia Granstrom defeated Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverley, Australia) 6-1, 6-2 and Maria Martinez defeated Alory Pereira 6-2, 6-2. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga and Alejandra Morales both battled throughout their matches. Morales fell 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to Monica Matias and Pascual-Larrinaga dropped her match 6-4, 6-0 to Rebeka Stolmar. Senior Ioanna Markesini gave the Bucs their only win of the match. She defeated Ksenia Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. Melissa Esguerra won her first set, but UCF’s Natalia Serrano came back to win the match 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

The Bucs return to action on Friday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. They will travel to Macon, Ga. to take on the Mercer Bears for their second conference match of the season. 

Singles competition

  1. Maria Martinez (UCF-W) def. Alory Pereira (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Ioanna Markesini (ETSUW) def. Ksenia Kuznetsova (UCF-W) 6-4, 6-4
  3. Rebeka Stolmar (UCF-W) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-4, 6-0
  4. Monica Matias (UCF-W) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
  5. Natalia Serrano (UCF-W) def. Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  6. Emilia Granstrom (UCF-W) def. Jayde Viccars (ETSUW) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Maria Martinez/Ksenia Kuznetsova (UCF-W) def. Alory Pereira/Ioanna Markesini (ETSUW) 6-1
  2. Silvia Bordes/Rebeka Stolmar (UCF-W) vs. Yi Chi Ma/Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) unfinished
  3. Natalia Serrano/Monica Matias (UCF-W) def. Alejandra Morales/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,1,3,4,2,5)

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