Women’s tennis falls to Lipscomb, 4-1
Women’s tennis falls to Lipscomb, 4-1
Sunday, February 3, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2019) – The ETSU women’s tennis team concluded their weekend in Nashville, but fell 4-1 to Lipscomb at the Whitworth Racquet Club.

Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) fell to Kate Popova and Vika Dzyuba in doubles 6-0. Denise Buberl and Madeleine Brooks would secure the doubles point after defeating Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) and Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) 6-2. Yunuen Elizarraraas (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) were in the middle of a 3-3 match at the No. 3 doubles spot before the point was clinched.

Bakhodirova took the first set from Dzyuba at the No. 1 singles spot, but Dzyuba fought back to win the match 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. Lipscomb was able to take a 3-0 lead after Pascual-Larrinaga fell to Madeleine Brooks 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Raquel Amaro was able to give ETSU their only point of the match after she won 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 4 singles spot. Lipscomb’s Kate Popova helped her team clinch the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Alejandra Morales. At the No. 5 singles spot, Elizarraras was ahead 5-3 over Denise Buberl and Yi Chi Ma was also ahead 4-1 over Maddox Bandy, before the match ended.

ETSU returns to action this Thursday, Feb. 7 when they host Tusculum for their home opener. The match is slated for 3:00 p.m. at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.

Singles competition

  1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSUW) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
  2. Kate Popova (LIP-W) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Raquel Amaro (ETSUW) def. Liza Diachenko (LIP-W) 7-5, 6-2
  5. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) vs. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) 3-5, unfinished
  6. Maddox Bandy (LIP-W) vs. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 1-4, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Kate Popova/Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 6-0
  2. Denise Buberl/Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 6-2
  3. Maddox Bandy/Thabile Tshatedi (LIP-W) vs. Yunuen Elizarraras/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 3-3, unfinished

Match Notes: ETSU 2-2, Lipscomb 3-1

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

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