ETSU advances to SoCon Championship with 4-1 win over Wofford
ETSU advances to SoCon Championship with 4-1 win over Wofford
Friday, April 19, 2019

The Bucs will play No. 1 Furman on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

MACON, Ga. (April 19, 2019) – After a dominating 5-0 win over Western Carolina in the first round, the ETSU women’s tennis team carried that momentum into the Southern Conference semifinals. ETSU earned a 4-1 victory over No. 3 Wofford on Friday afternoon at the John Drew Tennis Center.

ETSU and Wofford finally hit the courts after battling the rain and a thunderstorm, halting the match for at least six hours. The Terriers claimed the first two doubles matches to clinch the point. Curran Carver and Brittney Wilbur defeated Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) and Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 6-3. The Terriers would clinch the point at the No. 1 spot with a 6-4 win by Jenna Vroman and Cassidy Hicks.

Freshman Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) got the Bucs on the board with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kay Kluska at the No. 4 spot. Fellow freshman Yunuen Elizarraras helped ETSU take their first lead of the match after she won 6-2, 6-1 over Brittney Wilbur at the No. 5 spot. Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) continued ETSU’s success after she defeated Cassidy Hicks 7-5, 6-4. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga clinched the match for the Bucs with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Lilie Steryous.

With today’s win, ETSU moves to 13-10, while Wofford finishes their season with a 13-8 overall record.

No. 1 Furman topped No. 5 Samford 4-0 to claim the second spot in the championship match. ETSU and Furman will meet for the championship for the third straight year. First serve is set for 1:00 p.m. at the John Drew Tennis Center tomorrow, April 20.

Singles competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) vs. Jenna Vroman (WOF) 4-6, 4-5, unfinished
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Cassidy Hicks (WOF) 7-5, 6-4
  3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Lilie Steryous (WOF) 6-4, 6-3
  4. Raquel Amaro (ETSU) def. Kay Kluska (WOF) 6-2, 6-0
  5. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Brittney Wilbur (WOF) 6-2, 6-1
  6. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) vs. Curran Carver (WOF) 6-3, 4-6, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Jenna Vroman/Cassidy Hicks (WOF) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-4
  2. Raquel Amaro/Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) vs. Liz Massie/Lilie Steryous (WOF) 5-5, unfinished
  3. Curran Carver/Brittney Wilbur (WOF) def. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) 6-3

Match Notes: Wofford 13-8, ETSU 13-10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,5,2,3)

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