Pereira continues winning ways, as Bucs fall 6-1 to UNF
Pereira continues winning ways, as Bucs fall 6-1 to UNF
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Pereira improves to 8-1 in singles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 4, 2018) –  The ETSU women’s tennis team kicked off one of two matches in the sunshine state. UNF defeated ETSU 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the UNF Tennis Complex. UNF improves to 8-4, as the Bucs fall to 4-8 in overall season records.

The Ospreys swept doubles matches to take an early lead and won four straight singles matches to grab a win. Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) finished first in singles, but fell to Florencia Rossi 6-2, 6-1. Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) was defeated 6-3, 6-2 against Valentia Mariotto. Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) would lose back-to-back matches at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Senior Alory Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) gave the Bucs their only point of the day after she defeated Rafaela Gomez 6-1, 7-5. Pereira not only picked up the only win for the Bucs, but she also earned her first win at the No. 1 singles so far this season. Lastly, Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) put up quite the fight for her first match at the No. 2 singles. Markesini was defeated by Eva Nyikos 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 1-0 (11-9) after a long battle.

The Bucs will play their second match in the sunshine state this Wednesday, March 7. ETSU will play UCF with first serve set for 5:00 p.m.

Singles competition

  1. Alory Pereira (ETSUW) def. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 6-1, 7-5
  2. Eva Nyikos (UNF) def. Ioanna Markesini (ETSUW) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 1-0 (11-9)
  3. Lucia Montaño (UNF) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-4, 6-2
  4. Luise Intert (UNF) def. Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Valentina Mariotto (UNF) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 6-3, 6-2
  6. Florencia Rossi (UNF) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. Luise Intert/Rafaela Gomez (UNF) def. Alory Pereira/Ioanna Markesini (ETSUW) 6-2
  2. Lucia Montaño/Eva Nyikos (UNF) def. Yi Chi Ma/Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) 6-4
  3. Kinga Gartner/Florencia Rossi (UNF) def. Alejandra Morales/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,5,4,3,1,2)

ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today!

For more information on Buccaneer women’s tennis visit and click on the women’s tennis page.