Bucs cruise past Terriers 4-0 in SoCon quarterfinals
Bucs cruise past Terriers 4-0 in SoCon quarterfinals
Friday, April 20, 2018

ETSU will play No. 3 Samford on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 20, 2018) –  The ETSU women’s tennis team cruised past No. 7 Wofford on Friday afternoon during the quarterfinal round at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Bucs will play No. 3 Samford in the semifinals on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) earned the first win of the match after defeating Lauren Reid and Samantha Russell 6-4. Clinching the doubles point for the Bucs was Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) at the No. 2 spot. The duo won 7-5 over Brittany Wilbur and Curran Carver.

From there, the Bucs cruised to three straight singles wins. Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) raced past Jenna Vroman 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot and fellow senior Alory Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) would follow in her footsteps. Pereira defeated Cassidy Hicks 6-1, 6-3. Rookie Morales clinched the match for the Bucs at the No. 4 spot after picking up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Curran Carver.

ETSU moves to 12-10 on the year, while Wofford falls to 9-10. The Bucs will face No. 3 Samford in the semifinals. Earlier in the season, ETSU swept Samford 7-0.

Singles competition

  1. Alory Pereira (ETSUW) def. Cassidy Hicks (WOF) 6-1, 6-3
  2. Ioanna Markesini (ETSUW) def. Jenna Vroman (WOF) 6-1, 6-1
  3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) vs. Lauren Reid (WOF) 5-2, 2-3, unfinished
  4. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) def. Curran Carver (WOF) 6-1, 6-2
  5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) vs. Brittany Wilbur (WOF) 6-2, 5-0, unfinished
  6. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) vs. Samantha Russell (WOF) 6-1, 2-2, unfinished 

Doubles competition

  1. Ioanna Markesini/Alory Pereira (ETSUW) vs. Cassidy Hicks/Jenna Vroman (WOF) 6-6 (4-6), unfinished
  2. Yi Chi Ma/Melissa Esguerra (ETSUW) def. Brittany Wilbur/Curran Carver (WOF) 7-5
  3. Alejandra Morales/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) def. Lauren Reid/Samantha Russell (WOF) 6-4

Match Notes:

Wofford Women's Tennis 9-10

ETSU Women's Tennis 12-10

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

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