LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2021) — Falling behind in five of the six singles bouts made for a tough uphill battle for the ETSU Women’s Tennis team against the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats defeated the Bucs, 7-0 in Lexington.
In doubles action, Kentucky won the first battle with a 6-2 victory at the No. 3 spot. The other two remaining doubles matches came down to the wire, but Kentucky won the point with a 7-5 victory at No. 1.
The Blue and Gold dropped the first set of all singles matches except at No. 5 where Maria Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) won the first set 6-2. Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) and Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) all forced a third set after falling behind 1-0. At the third singles bout, all of Pascual-Larrinaga’s sets were decided by two games or less.
Kentucky improves to 1-0 on the young season while the Blue and Gold fall to 0-2. The Bucs are back in action on Saturday as they travel to North Carolina to face the Davidson Wildcats at noon.
East Tennessee State 0-2
Kentucky Women's Tennis 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,1,4,5,3,6)
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