Women’s tennis sweeps Belmont on the road
Women’s tennis sweeps Belmont on the road
Friday, February 1, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2019) – The ETSU women’s tennis team picked up their second straight win and their first sweep of the season, after winning 7-0 against Belmont on Friday night at the Ensworth High School Tennis Center.

Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) picked up the first win of the match with a 6-1 win at the No. 1 singles spot. Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) and Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) clinched the doubles point after also winning 6-1.

Bakhodirova was on a roll and quickly turned her attention to singles action. She defeated Drew Hawkins 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. Her doubles partner Morales also gave ETSU a singles win after she defeated Erin Allen 6-0, 6-2. Freshman Amaro clinched the win for the Bucs earning a 6-3, 6-1 win over Sarah Brackin. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) would continue to keep the Bucs perfect with a 7-5, 6-2 win at the No. 3 spot, defeating Peyton Lee. Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) battled at the No. 5 spot to capture her first collegiate win. She came from behind to win 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6). Lastly, Yi Chi Ma would defeat Maria Plaksina 7-6, 6-3 to give ETSU the full sweep.

ETSU continues to stay in Nashville, Tenn. and will shift their attention to Lipscomb. The match is set for Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 p.m.


Singles competition

1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSUW) def. Drew Hawkins (BELW) 6-0, 6-1

2. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) def. Erin Allen (BELW) 6-0, 6-2

3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) def. Peyton Lee (BELW) 7-5, 6-2

4. Raquel Amaro (ETSUW) def. Sarah Brackin (BELW) 6-3, 6-1

5. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) def. Terra Sheldon (BELW) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)

6. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) def. Maria Plaksina (BELW) 7-6, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) def. Peyton Lee/Drew Hawkins (BELW) 6-1

2. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) def. Erin Allen/Lauren Carelli (BELW) 6-1

3. Terra Sheldon/Maria Plaksina (BELW) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) 7-5

Match Notes:

ETSU women's tennis 2-1

Belmont 1-2

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

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