Multiple Three-Set Singles Wins Lead to ETSU’s Victory over South Florida
Multiple Three-Set Singles Wins Lead to ETSU’s Victory over South Florida
Friday, March 19, 2021

TAMPA. Fla. (March 19, 2021) — The ETSU Women’s Tennis team concluded its non-conference slate on Friday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

The Blue and Gold won the doubles point for the third match of their last four with a win at No. 2 and No. 3. Marija Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (Basauri, Spain) got started at No. 3 with a 6-3 victory followed by Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) and Laylo Bakhodirova’s (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) point clinching victory in a tiebreak at the second doubles match.

In singles action, Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) doubled ETSU’s lead with a straight set victory in the bottom of the lineup; it was the only straight set victory for the Bucs in the match. The Bulls got their first point at No. 2 singles in the only other straight set match.

Victories by Pascual-Larrinaga (5-7, 6-0, 6-1) at No. 3 and Alfaro (1-6, 6-2, 6-3) at No. 4 sealed the victory for ETSU. Carvajal rounded out the five ETSU wins, coming out ahead of the three-set battle at the fifth singles spot, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

With the win, ETSU improved to 7-8, while USF fell to 5-9.  

Singles Competition
1. Laura Pellicer (USF) def. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
2. Grace Schumacher (USF) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 7-6, 6-3
3. A Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Amelie Boy (USF) 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Alexandria Mjos (USF) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Maria Carvajal (ETSU) def. Margriet Timmermans (USF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Lucia Garrigues (USF) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition
1. Amelie Boy/Alexandria Mjos (USF) vs. Alejandra Morales/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) 6-6, unfinished
2. Emilia Alfaro/Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Laura Pellicer/Grace Eland (USF) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Maria Carvajal/A Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Margriet Timmermans/Grace Schumacher (USF) 6-3

Match Notes:
East Tennessee State 7-8
University of South Florida 5-9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,2,3,4,5,1)
Official: Kim Bonk T-3h 30min

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