Bucs improve to 6-0 with a 4-0 victory over UT Martin
Bucs improve to 6-0 with a 4-0 victory over UT Martin
Friday, February 19, 2016

The 6-0 start is the best beginning to a season in program history

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2016) – In over 30 years of competition, the ETSU women’s tennis team never began a season 6-0. That fact changed today as the Bucs defeated UT Martin Friday afternoon in Murfreesboro, Tenn. to improve to 6-0 for the first time in program history. ETSU won all three singles contests that were completed and defeated the Skyhawks in two of the three doubles tilts as well.

“We pulled out a tough doubles match today,” said ETSU Head Coach Travis Sandlant. “To clinch the point a break down shows the fight we had. We had to step it up another level in singles too.”

Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) and Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) both improved to 5-0 in singles competition. Choo and Markesini join Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) and Regina Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine) as Bucs who are 5-0.

The Buccaneers will look to remain unbeaten Saturday when it takes on Middle Tennessee State at 10 a.m. The Blue Raiders, who are 7-4 this season, own wins over Louisville, Chattanooga and Samford this season.

“We are definitely looking forward to the challenge tomorrow against MTSU and looking to keep this momentum going,” said Sandlant.

Singles competition

1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. CANDELORO, Sarah (UTM) 7-5, 6-1

2. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) vs. NAITO, Hitomi (UTM) 2-6, 6-1, unfinished

3. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. POTTER, Jermima (UTM) 6-1, 6-0

4. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) vs. TARI, Burcu (UTM) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished

5. Marina Espana (ETSU) vs. JUMAMUKHAMBETOVA, A. (UTM) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished

6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. GEUT, Elina (UTM) 6-1, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. CANDELORO, Sarah/POTTER, Jermima (UTM) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 6-4

2. Marina Espana/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. NAITO, Hitomi/TARI, Burcu (UTM) 6-4

3. Regina Nychytailova/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. JUMAMUKHAMBETOVA, A./PLANTADA CORTES, A. (UTM) 6-2


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