ETSU falls to MTSU at home, 4-2
ETSU falls to MTSU at home, 4-2
Friday, March 29, 2019

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 29, 2019) – The ETSU women’s tennis team returned home to the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex, but fell to MTSU 4-2 on Friday afternoon. The Bucs fall to 7-9, while MTSU improves to 7-10.

MTSU was able to grab the doubles point with back-to-back 6-2 wins at both the No. 1 and No. 3 singles spot. The Blue Raiders went ahead 2-0 after Lidia Burrows defeated Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot. Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) put ETSU on the board with a 7-5, 7-6 win at the No. 2 spot over Kim Kermet. Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) tied the match for the Bucs with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win. The Blue Raiders went ahead 3-2 after Zani Barnard defeated Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) 6-4, 6-4. MTSU would clinch the match at the No. 6 spot after Marta Peris Herrero won 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 over Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).

The Bucs return to action tomorrow, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. ETSU hosts Chattanooga, as they look to stay undefeated in the conference.

Singles competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSUW) vs. Costanza Magazzini (MT) 4-6, 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) def. Kim Kermet (MT) 7-5, 7-6
  3. Lidia Burrows (MT) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSUW) 6-4, 6-4
  4. Zani Barnard (MT) def. Raquel Amaro (ETSUW) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
  5. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) def. Luisa Zirilli (MT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
  6. Marta Peris Herrero (MT) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles competition

  1. Kim Kermet/Costanza Magazzini (MT) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSUW) 6-2
  2. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSUW) vs. Lee Barnard/Zani Barnard (MT) 2-5, unfinished
  3. Marta Peris Herrero/Luisa Zirilli (MT) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSUW) 6-2

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

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