Women’s Tennis remains unbeaten with 4-1 win over MTSU
Marina Espana picked up her sixth win in singles and doubles Saturday
Women’s Tennis remains unbeaten with 4-1 win over MTSU
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bucs’ hot start to the season continues with a victory vs. the Blue Raiders

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2016) – The ETSU women’s tennis team improved its record to 7-0 this season with a 4-1 victory over Middle Tennessee State Saturday morning. The seven-match winning streak by the Bucs is not only their best ever to begin a season but is also the team’s longest winning streak since the 2013 season.

“MTSU played tough today,” remarked ETSU Head Coach Travis Sandlant. “We definitely played some of our best tennis today and it was a complete team effort.”

ETSU picked up the doubles point thanks to victories out of the No. 2 and No. 3 slots. Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) and Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) teamed up to tally one of those victories. Markesini and Espana are now 6-0 this season.

In singles the Bucs won three of the four contests that were played until completion. Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia), Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Vennezuela) and Espana picked up the wins for ETSU. Choo and Espana both improved their singles records to 6-0 with the wins.

The Buccaneers will have a three-match road swing in North Carolina next weekend. ETSU will take on UNC Wilmington, SC State and Elon on the trip. The first two matches will be in Wilmington, N.C. and the third tilt will be in Elon, N.C.

Singles competition

1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Darya Shulzhanok (MT) 6-0, 6-0

2. Brittany Huxley (MT) def. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) 6-0, 6-4

3. Luisa Zirilli (MT) vs. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) 6-2, 1-6, 2-5, unfinished

4. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Giulia Squadrin (MT) 6-0, 6-2

5. Costanza Magazzini (MT) vs. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) 6-7 (2-7), 3-2, unfinished

6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Alory Pereira (MT) 7-5, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Brittany Huxley/Giulia Squadrin (MT) vs. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 5-6, unfinished

2. Ioanna Markesini/Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Darya Shulzhanok/Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-4

3. Regina Nychytailova/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Costanza Magazzini/Alory Pereira (MT) 6-3


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