Bucs earn second straight win; defeat Liberty 4-0
Bucs earn second straight win; defeat Liberty 4-0
Saturday, February 9, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2019) – Playing their second straight home match, the ETSU women’s tennis team picked up a 4-0 win over Liberty on Saturday morning at the Bristol Racquet Club. ETSU improves to 4-2 ending Liberty’s two-match win streak, as they fall to 2-2.

Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) and Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) got things started for the Bucs with a 6-2 win at the No. 2 spot. Liberty would make things interesting in doubles action, as Lara Soares and Maria Medina defeated Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) 6-4. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) and Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) clinched the doubles point for ETSU with a 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot.

The Bucs would reel off three straight singles wins to secure the match 4-0. Pascual-Larrinaga defeated Kalani Soli 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot and Morales won 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot over Maria Medina. Freshman Amaro would clinch the match for ETSU after defeating Ashley Bongart 7-6 (9-7), 6-4). Both Elizarraras and Ma were ahead in their matches before play was stopped.

ETSU has their next nine matches on the road and will return to action this Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Appalachian State. The match is set for 2:00 p.m. in Boone, N.C.

Singles competition

1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSUW) vs. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 6-1, 2-6, 2-5, unfinished

2. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) def. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 7-5, 6-2

3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) def. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-2

4. Raquel Amaro (ETSUW) def. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

5. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) vs. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) 4-3, unfinished

6. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) vs. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 6-4

2. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) def. Grace Hashiguchi/Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) 6-2

3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) def. Ashley Bongart/Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) 6-4

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

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