JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2020) — It has been an incredible homestand for ETSU’s Women’s Tennis team as they have won their sixth straight home match and improved to 2-0 in Southern Confernce play after blanking the Wofford Terriers on Saturday afternoon.
The Bucs went into singles play up 1-0 as Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) at No. 1 and the pair Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) and Raquel Amaro (Caracas, Venezuela) at No. 2 both recorded victories in doubles play to give ETSU the point.
In singles action, all six Bucs logged straight set victories. Freshman Maria Carvajal (Carvajal, Queretaro, Mexico) got the ball rolling for the Bucs at No. 5 with consecutive 6-1 wins. At the three spot, Pascual-Larrinaga brought the Bucs within one of the match with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 3 as she recorded a victory in six straight singles matches. Amaro clinched the win for ETSU with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at the four spot.
Yunuen Elizarraras, Bakhodirova and Morales all won their singles matches to give the Bucs the sweep over the Terriers. Elizarraras was the lone but to blank her opponent in a set with a 6-0 victory in the first.
With the win, the Bucs improve to 9-4, 2-0 as Wofford falls to 7-4, 0-1. ETSU is back on the court next Saturday, March 14 as they travel to Jacksonville, Fla. to take on North Florida.
1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Liz Massie/Jenna Vroman (WOF) 6-3
2. Raquel Amaro/A. Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Kay Kluska/Lilie Steryous (WOF) 7-5
3. Georgia Fischer/Brittney Wilbur (WOF) def. Michelle de Haan/Maria Carvajal (ETSU) 6-4
Wofford Women's Tennis 7-4, 0-1 SoCon
ETSU 9-4, 2-0 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,4,6,1,2)
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