ETSU Unable to Upset No. 32 Furman
ETSU Unable to Upset No. 32 Furman
Saturday, April 17, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 17, 2021) – The final two remaining undefeated teams in the Southern Conference took the court on Saturday morning for the regular season title. The ETSU Women’s Tennis Team fell to the 32nd-ranked Furman Paladins on the road to move to 6-1 in league play. The Paladins conclude the regular season 7-0 in conference action.

ETSU became the first SoCon team this season to win a doubles match against the Paladins. Emilia Alfaro and Laylo Bakhodirova won No. 2 doubles 6-3. The Bucs were unable to come out on victorious at the top or bottom doubles contest as the Paladins won No. 6-0 and No. 3 6-2.

In singles play, Furman won the first four bouts to clinch the match. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga and Maria Carvajal came away with victories at the third at fifth singles spots, both in straight sets to earn ETSU its two points.

ETSU has secured the No. 2 seed in the Southern Conference tournament which will take place in Birmingham, Ala. and begin on Friday, April 23.  

Singles competition

  1. #11 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) 6-1, 6-3
  2. #104 Julia Adams (FUR) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-1, 6-3
  3. A Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Madison Dillon (FUR) 6-4, 7-5
  4. MaryAnn Rompf (FUR) def. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) 6-1, 6-4
  5. Maria Carvajal (ETSU) def. Maggie Pate (FUR) 6-2, 6-4
  6. Ellie Schoppe (FUR) def. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. Madison Dillon/MaryAnn Rompf (FUR) def. Alejandra Morales/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) 6-0
  2. Emilia Alfaro/Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Ellie Schoppe/Katarina Kozarov (FUR) 6-3
  3. Maggie Pate/Julia Adams (FUR) def. A Pascual-Larrinaga/Maria Carvajal (ETSU) 6-2 

Match Notes:
ETSU 12-9, 6-1 SoCon
Furman 19-6, 7-0 SoCon; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,2,1,4,5,3)