Bucs turn in a solid outing in day one at Wake Forest Invite
Bucs turn in a solid outing in day one at Wake Forest Invite
Friday, October 9, 2015

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University women’s tennis team turned an 8-4 overall record in the first day of the Wake Forest Invitational Friday. The Bucs, who had three players advance to the finals in their respective singles flights, will get underway with doubles competition tomorrow.

Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece), Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) and Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malysia) all posted a 2-0 record Friday. All six of the victories came in two sets for the Bucs. Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Austrailia) and Yi Chi Ma (Taipei, China) also picked up victories for ETSU.

“It was a mixed bag of results today,” remarked ETSU Head Coach Travis Sandlant. “Ioanna Markisini had a great effort today and Marina Espana continues to get the job done as a freshman.”


Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) d. Maria Khval (Liberty): 6-3, 7-6 (6)

Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) d. Anna Catherine Feaster (Davidson): 6-4, 6-1

Naalla Viasova (Old Dominion d. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU): 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Emma Alderman (UCONN) d. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU): 6-1, 6-2

Marina Espana (ETSU) d. Anna Zoske (USC Upstate): 6-0, 6-4

Marina Espana (ETSU) d. Andrea Retolaza (Wake Forest): 6-3, 6-4

Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) d. Taylor Zaytoun (NC State): 6-1, 6-3

Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) d. Kelsey Williams (Richmond): 6-3, 6-4

Heidi Swope (Appalachian State) d. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU): 7-6 (5), 6-4

Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) d. Laura Gomez (UNCW): 7-5, 6-0

Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) d. Blaine Boaz (UNCG): 6-3, 0-6, 7-5

Betsy Zurawel (ECU) d. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU): 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)

Next Up for the Bucs (Singles will be played Sunday, Doubles Saturday)

Gerbasi/Espana (ETSU) vs. Khval/Panchenko (Liberty)

Choo/Markesini (ETSU) vs. Baker/Perez (UNCC)

Esguerra/Ma (ETSU) vs. Theodiossiou/Bariseno (UNCW)

Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) vs. Joanna Zalewski (Wake Forest)

Marina Espana (ETSU) vs. Cella Rulz (ECU)

Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) vs. Xue Zhang (Wake Forest)

Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) vs. Marla Paraja (Elon)


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