Bucs Defeat Davidson for First Win of 2020
Bucs Defeat Davidson for First Win of 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2020) — After a 10-day break from the court, the ETSU women’s tennis team was back in action on Saturday morning and took down the Davidson Wildcats 6-1 to claim the first win for the Blue and Gold this season.

With the win, ETSU moves to 1-1 as Davidson falls to 0-2.

The Wildcats and the Bucs split the first two doubles matches at No. 1 and No. 3 which made the decisive point come down to the No. 2 bout. ETSU took the top flight 6-1 to secure the first win for the duo of Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) this season. At the number two spot, Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) gave ETSU the doubles point with a 6-2 victory.

In singles play, Bakhodirova gave the Bucs a 2-0 edge after a quick victory in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 at the top spot. Amaro racked up the next win for ETSU at the No. 4 bout with a 6-4, 6-0 victory. The two matches at No. 2 and No. 3 went to the third set, but ETSU’s Morales and Pascual-Larrinaga both took the third set 6-1 to give the Bucs the win and a 5-0 lead in the match.

Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) secured the final point for the Bucs with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles. In the final match of the afternoon, Michelle de Haan (Drenthe, Netherlands) fell in a tiebreak, 10-5 after splitting the first two sets, as the Wildcats got their lone point of the match.

The Bucs continue their road trip tomorrow with a match against Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. Last season, ETSU defeated the Hokies 4-3. To follow along with live stats, click here.

Singles Competition 

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Alexandra Abele (DAV) 6-1, 6-1
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Elizabeth Truluck (DAV) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
  3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Samantha Armas (DAV) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
  4. Raquel Amaro (ETSU) def. Mira Gladstone (DAV) 6-0, 6-4
  5. Emma Heiderscheit (DAV) def. Michelle de Haan (ETSU) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5)
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. #114 Josie Schaffer (DAV) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Elizabeth Truluck/Samantha Armas (DAV) 6-1
  2. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Raquel Amaro (ETSU) def. Alexandra Abele/Nicole Krykanov (DAV) 6-2
  3. Josie Schaffer/Alyssa Hahn (DAV) def. Michelle de Haan/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) 6-2

Match Notes: ETSU 1-1 Davidson 0-2

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