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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2009) - In its second NCAA Tournament match in school history the ETSU women's tennis team could not overcome a quick start by No. 10-ranked Tennessee, falling to the Lady Vols 4-0, Saturday inside the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center in Knoxville.
As play opened
As singles play opened
With their back against the wall the Lady Bucs would not quit as both Jaime and Stupak battled at No. 1 and No. 4 singles. After a number of close points the Lady Vols would put the match away as No. 34 Caitlin Whoriskey dropped the reiging Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year with identical 6-3 straight set wins.
Unfortunately for ETSU, Paula Jaime was just starting to make her comeback as the Lady Vols closed out the contest. After falling 6-
Below are final results of today's match. A link, featuring both coaches' quotes from the tournament, are available through the NCAA Tournament central webpage attached above.
1. No. 34 Caitlin Whoriskey (UT) vs. Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) - 6-3, 6-3
2. Natalie Pluskota (UT) vs. Tara Byrne (ETSU) - 6-4, 6-1
3. Samantha Orlin (UT) vs. Karina Kedzo (ETSU) - 6-3, 6-2
4. Jennifer Meredith (UT) vs. Paula Jaime (ETSU) - 6-3, 3-5 (unfinished)
5. Maria Sorbello (UT) vs. Tara Sheets (ETSU) - 2-0 (unfinished)
6. Zsˇfia Zubor (UT) vs. Andra Voinea (ETSU) - Did not play
1. No. 10 Caitlin Whoriskey/Natalie Pluskota (UT) vs. Yevgeniya Stupak/Paula Jaime (ETSU) - 6-5 (unfinished)
2. Jennifer Meredith/Maria Sorbello (UT) def. Tara Byrne/Karina Kedzo (ETSU) - 8-1
3. Zsˇfia Zubor/Samantha Orlin (UT) def. Tara Sheets/Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) - 8-1
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2*); Singles (3,2,1*)
For more information on the ETSU women's tennis team please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.