No. 66 Winthrop hands ETSU its first loss of the season, 4-1
No. 66 Winthrop hands ETSU its first loss of the season, 4-1
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bucs move to 10-1 with the loss

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2016) – No. 66 Winthrop handed the ETSU women’s tennis team its first loss of the 2016 season Sunday afternoon at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex. The 66nd-ranked Eagles, who won the match 5-2, improve to 7-1, while the Bucs move to 10-1.

“We competed hard today,” said ETSU Head Coach Travis Sandlant. “We just got outplayed at the doubles spot and that point probably cost us the match. It’s unfortunate to come up short against these nationally ranked programs because we are right there. It is just taking that next step consistently. I think we are at a great spot to move forward into conference play.”

Highlighting the match for ETSU was Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) and Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) picking up the team’s lone win in doubles, 6-3, while Melissa Esguerra (Caracas, Vennezuela) notched the only single victory.

The Bucs will head south for a pair of matches next week as they travel to play North Florida Thursday and open conference play Saturday at Mercer. The two matches are scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.

Singles competition

1. PROCTOR, Lauren (WUW) def. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

2. #105 GARCIA, Alice (WUW) def. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) 6-1, 6-2

3. HUMBERG, Mariana (WUW) def. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

4. Marina Espana (ETSU) vs. CRIDLAND, Caitlin (WUW) 7-5, 6-5, unfinished

5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. KAUFMANN, Megan (WUW) 7-5, 6-4

6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) vs. UZELAC, Tijana (WUW) 2-6, 6-4, 4-1, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. PROCTOR, Lauren/HUMBERG, Mariana (WUW) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 6-2

2. Ioanna Markesini/Marina Espana (ETSU) def. CRIDLAND, Caitlin/KAUFMANN, Megan (WUW) 6-3

3. UZELAC, Tijana/GARCIA, Alice (WUW) def. Melissa Esguerra/Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) 6-4


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