Bucs Topple Bison in First True Home Match
Bucs Topple Bison in First True Home Match
Saturday, February 22, 2020

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2020) — The ETSU women’s tennis team had to wait a few weeks before they were able to play at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex on campus, but the wait was worth it as the Bucs dominated the visiting Lipscomb Bison 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Bucs captured the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and 2 courtesy of Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and at the top spot and Andrea Pascual-Larrrinaga (Basauri, Spain) and Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) at the No. 2 bout.  

Singles play went quickly with the Bucs coming out with three wins at the one, three and six positions. Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) worked fast at the No. 6 singles draw with two 6-1 victories to put the Bucs up two. Bakhodirova then moved the Bucs within one win of a victory with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at the top flight. Pascual-Larrinaga secured the win for the Blue and Gold with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 3.

Amaro was one game away from a victory at her No. 4 singles match; she was up 6-2, 5-3 when the match was called. Marija Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) was two wins away from a victory at the five spot after blanking her opponent in the first set and leading 4-3 in the second.

The Bucs move to 4-4 on the season and are 4-0 after a loss. Lipscomb falls to 1-7.

Singles competition
1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Kate Popova (LIP-W) 6-2, 6-2
2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) vs. Emma Zakordoniec (LIP-W) 6-6, unfinished
3. A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) 6-1, 6-4
4. Raquel Amaro (ETSU) vs. Anja Trbeznik (LIP-W) 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
5. Maria Carvajal (ETSU) vs. Liza Diachenko (LIP-W) 6-0, 4-3, unfinished
6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Maddox Bandy (LIP-W) 6-1, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Kate Popova/Denise Buberl (LIP-W) 6-1
2. A. Pascual-Larrinaga/Raquel Amaro (ETSU) def. Emma Zakordoniec/Anja Trbeznik (LIP-W) 6-2
3. Maria Carvajal/Michelle de Haan (ETSU) vs. Maddox Bandy/Liza Diachenko (LIP-W) 4-4, unfinished

Match notes:
Lipscomb 1-7
ETSU 4-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,1,3)

The Bucs are back in action on Tuesday as they host USC Upstate on Saturday, Feb. 25. The match is scheduled to place at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex, for updated information go to ETSUBucs.com

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