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Showdown with No. 74 Winthrop rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 20
ROCK HILL, S.C. (Feb. 14, 2015) - After starting the season with five consecutive wins, the ETSU women's tennis team suffered its first loss Saturday, falling in a neutral-site match to No. 74 Mississippi State, 6-1, in Rock Hill, S.C.
Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela) and Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) took the No. 1 Doubles point, defeating Martina Frantova and Naomi Tran, 6-1, however, the Bucs were edged at the No. 2 spot, 6-3, and No. 3, 7-5. Since teaming up Jan. 31 at Belmont, Gerbasi and Choo have gone 4-0 at the No. 1 Doubles spot for ETSU.
Facing a 1-0 deficit heading into singles play, the Buccaneers (5-1) attempted to mount a comeback, but the Bulldogs (6-1) proved too much.
Senior Jessica Brumit (Elizabethon, Tenn.) was the lone ETSU player to earn a singles victory, saving three match points and winning 4-6, 7-6 (0), 12-10. Brumit now stands at 4-0 in singles play this year.
Reginka Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine) and Ionna Markesini (Athens, Greece) each came up short in singles play, falling narrowly in three-set matches.
Gerbasi, Choo, Nychytailova, and Markesini each suffered their first singles loss of the season Saturday.
Due to forecasted severe weather, Sunday’s match versus No. 74 Winthrop has been rescheduled and will be played Friday, Feb. 20 at 1:00 p.m., in Rock Hill.
#74 Mississippi State 6, ETSU 1
1. #77 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Jasmine Lee (MSU) def. Reginka Nychytailova (ETSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
3. Martina Frantova (MSU) def. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 7-5, 7-6
4. Louise Ronaldson (MSU) def. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Jennifer Brown (MSU) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0
6. Timea Guibe (MSU) def. Ionna Markesini (ETSU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
1. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Martina Frantova/Naomi Tran (MSU) 6-1
2. Jasmine Lee/Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Melissa Esguerra/Ionna Markesini (ETSU) 6-3
3. Jennifer Brown/Timea Guibe (MSU) def. Jessica Brumit/Reginka Nychytailova (ETSU) 7-5
Mississippi State 6-1; National ranking #74
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,1,2,3,6,5)
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