ETSU knocks off Furman for sixth win in last eight matches
Melissa Esguerra
ETSU knocks off Furman for sixth win in last eight matches
Sunday, April 12, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 12, 2015) - The ETSU women's tennis team capped an unbeaten weekend with a 5-2 victory over league opponent Furman Sunday in Greenville, S.C. The win marked ETSU's sixth victory in its last eight matches.

For the seventh-consecutive match, the Buccaneers (12-5, 4-2 SoCon) captured the doubles point, earning wins at all three positions.

With ETSU holding a 2-1 match advantage, Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.) and Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) picked up wins at No. 5 and No. 4 Singles, respectively, to clinch the match for the Bucs.

Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) put the finishing touches on ETSU's 5-2 win with a three-set victory at the top singles spot, improving her spring singles record to 14-3.

"Furman played well today," ETSU head coach Travis Sandlant said. "It was good to get the doubles point again, and good for the confidence to win a three-set match, as well, in singles from Tessie [Choo]. We have lacked that in the last few matches, so it was good to see."

Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) and Markesini finished first in doubles play, defeating Furman's Karlee Bryde and Joan van Lochem, 8-2 at the No. 3 position. The duo has won a team-best five consecutive doubles matches.

Meanwhile, Brumit and Regina Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine) improved their doubles win streak to four matches with a win at the No. 2 spot.

In singles competition, three of the Bucs' four victories came in straight sets, including Esguerra's 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6 to open singles play.

With the victory, ETSU put an end to Furman's three-match win streak.

ETSU will conclude regular season action next week as the Bucs host Southern Conference opponent UNC Greensboro Wednesday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.


ETSU 5, Furman 2

Singles competition
1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Blair Martin (FUR) def. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
4. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Alejandra Gil (FUR) 6-2, 6-1
6. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Joan van Lochem (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 8-4
2. Jessica Brumit/Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Blair Martin/Alejandra Gil (FUR) 8-5
3. Melissa Esguerra/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Karlee Bryde/Joan van Lochem (FUR) 8-2

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


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