Women’s Tennis blanks Mercer to advance to SoCon semifinals
Women’s Tennis blanks Mercer to advance to SoCon semifinals
Friday, April 22, 2016

ETSU draws Chattanooga in the semifinals

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 22, 2016) – The ETSU women’s tennis earned its seven shutout of the 2016 season Friday as it defeated No. 7 seed Mercer, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Championship. The Bucs’ record moves to 18-2 overall with the victory.

ETSU picked up a pair of wins from the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in doubles to clinch the first point of the match. The tandem of Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) and Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) picked up a 6-1 victory over Roxy Bartz and Xandra Fougner to clinch their 15th win of the season.

In singles action, the Bucs received wins from their No. 4 through 6 positions to clinch the match against the Bears. Espana clinched the match for ETSU with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Bartz. With the win, Espana improves her undefeated record to 18-0 this spring.

ETSU will take on Chattanooga in the semifinal round Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Champions Club. The Bucs blanked the Mocs in their meeting earlier this season, 7-0.

Singles competition

1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) vs. Katiaa Stravroulaki (MER) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished

2. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) vs. Xandra Fougner (MER) 6-6 (3-1), unfinished

3. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) vs. Grace Korta (MER) 6-4, 3-1, unfinished

4. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Roxy Bartz (MER) 6-3, 6-0

5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Haley Powell (MER) 6-1, 6-0

6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Liza Klyachkin (MER) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) vs. Katiaa Stravroulaki/Grace Korta (MER) 5-3, unfinished

2. Marina Espana/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Roxy Bartz/Xandra Fougner (MER) 6-1

3. Regina Nychytailova/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Haley Powell/Liza Klyachkin (MER) 6-2


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