Bucs shutout Western Carolina, 7-0
Marina Espana improved to a SoCon-best 13-0 Friday
Bucs shutout Western Carolina, 7-0
Friday, March 18, 2016

ETSU tallies its second straight shutout improving to 14-1 this season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2016) – The ETSU women’s tennis team earned its second consecutive shutout over a Southern Conference opponent Friday as it defeated Western Carolina, 7-0. The Buccaneers remain undefeated in conference play with a 3-0 record and move their record to 14-1 overall.

ETSU won two of the three doubles matches against the Catamounts with the only defeat coming in the No. 1 slot. Following a 2-1 mark in doubles, the Buccaneers rattled off six straight set wins in singles. It is the fourth 7-0 victory for ETSU this season.

Highlighting the match for the Bucs was freshman Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) as she picked up her 13th win of the season to move her record to 13-0. Espana’s 13 victories are the most in the SoCon. Additionally, Espana teamed with Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) to notch their team-leading 11th win in doubles action this season.

The Bucs’ next two matches will be on the road. Leading off the two-match road swing will be a match against in-state rival Chattanooga March 25. The Bucs and Mocs are scheduled to get underway at noon.

Singles competition

1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Stacia Kissell (WCU) 7-6, 6-1

2. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 6-0, 6-3

3. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) 7-5, 7-6

4. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-3, 6-1

5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Nicole Nielly (WCU) 6-1, 6-0

6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Alexa Webb (WCU) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Stacia Kissell/Shannon Bettiol (WCU) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) 7-5

2. Ioanna Markesini/Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Megan McLinden/Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-3

3. Melissa Esguerra/Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Gaby Hurt/Nicole Nielly (WCU) 6-1


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