TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Feb. 17, 2019) – The ETSU women’s tennis team took on Alabama on Sunday morning at the UA Tennis Facility, but fell to the Crimson Tide 6-1. The Bucs fall to 4-4, while Alabama improves to 9-1.
Alabama’s Alba Cortina Pou and Luca Fabian defeated Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) and Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) 6-1 to get the match started. Alabama clinched the doubles point at the No. 4 spot after Ann Selim and Kimberley Gintrand had a 6-3 win over Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain). Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) were in the middle of a 4-4 match it, but it ended due to Alabama clinching the point.
Pascual-Larringa got the only Buccaneer win of the day after defeating Jacqueline Pelleiter 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 3 spot to even the match at one. Andie Danielle, ranked No. 47 won 6-1, 7-5 over Bakhodirova at the No. 1 spot and Yi Chi Ma fell to Ann Selim 6-2, 6-3. Morales took the first set, but ultimately fell to Moka Ito 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, as Alabama would secure the win. Amaro and Elizarraras both put up strong fights in their singles matches. Elizarrars also won the first set, but fell 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 to Luca Fabian at the No. 5 spot. Amaro had one of the longest matches of the day, but was defeated by Alba Cortina Pou 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5 at the No. 4 spot.
The Bucs continue to play on the road and will return to action this Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Lincoln Memorial. The match is set for 4:00 p.m.
Singles competition 1. #47 Andie Daniell (UA) def. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSUW) 6-1, 7-5
2. Moka Ito (UA) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) def. Jacqueline Pelletier (UA) 6-2, 6-3
4. Alba Cortina Pou (UA) def. Raquel Amaro (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
5. Luca Fabian (UA) def. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
6. Ann Selim (UA) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 6-2, 6-3
1. Andie Daniell/Moka Ito (UA) vs. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 4-4, unfinished
2. Alba Cortina Pou/Luca Fabian (UA) def. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 6-1
3. Ann Selim/Kimberley Gintrand (UA) def. Yunuen Elizarraras/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-3
Match Notes: ETSU 4-4 Alabama 9-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,1,6,2,5,4)
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