ETSU Athletics announces plans for Title IX festivities
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX being passed by Congress and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.
ETSU Athletics Enjoys Another Outstanding Academic Campaign
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 14, 2022) -- The ETSU student-athletes enjoyed another outstanding academic year in 2021-22.
ETSU women’s tennis ranked fifth in ITA Regional Rankings
TEMPE, Ariz. (June 9, 2022) -- The ITA Collegiate Tennis Division I Women’s Regional Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point were released for the 2022 spring season on Wednesday, and the ETSU Buccaneers were ranked fifth in the Ohio Valley Region. Individually, Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) was ranked seventh.
ETSU Wins 2021-22 SoCon Commissioner’s Cup
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (June 1, 2022) -- The Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup is coming back to Johnson City!
ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 25, 2022) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2022 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Carvajal Defeats SoCon Freshman of the Year, Bucs Fall in Tournament Final
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 23, 2022) – Looking to avenge the regular-season loss at home, Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) clinched wins to keep ETSU close, but it wasn’t enough.
Championship Bound: No. 2 Bucs Take Down No. 3 Samford
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 22, 2022) – For the seventh time since 2015, the Buccaneers will play for a tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
No. 2 Bucs Blank No. 7 Spartans, Advance to Semifinals
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 21, 2022) – The ETSU Women’s Tennis took down UNCG 4-0 in the quarterfinal match in the 2022 SoCon Women’s Tennis Tournament.
No. 2 Seed Bucs Face No. 7 UNCG in Quarterfinals
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 15, 2022) – The quest for an automatic bid to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament begins tomorrow morning.
Two Bucs Earn First-Team Accolades, Rojas Tabbed Coach of the Year
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 20, 2022) – The Southern Conference announced its postseason women’s tennis awards Wednesday afternoon as Ricky Rojas was named SoCon Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.
ETSU Athletics Launches Day of Giving Online Store to Support Student-Athletes
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) -- In conjunction with its Day of Giving fundraising event, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched an online store to help support Buccaneer student-athletes.
No. 74 ETSU falls to No. 41 Furman on Senior Day
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2022) -- Looking to secure its first ever Southern Conference regular season championship, the 74th-ranked ETSU women’s tennis team fell to No. 41 Furman, 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
74th-Ranked Bucs Host No. 41 Furman for Outright SoCon Champion
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2022) – The last two unbeaten teams in conference play battle it out tomorrow for the chance to claim the 2022 SoCon Regular Season Title.
Winning Ways Continue, Bucs Blank Spartans
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 8, 2022) – The Blue & Gold just keep rolling.
74th-Ranked Bucs Face Last Road Match at UNCG
GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 7, 2022) – ETSU Women’s Tennis will square up against UNC Greensboro for their final road match of the season against the Spartans tomorrow afternoon.
Women’s Tennis Cracks ITA Rankings at #74
TEMPE, Ariz. (April 6, 2022) – For the first time since 2016, the ETSU women’s tennis team has found their name inside the top-75 of the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point.
Bucs Stay Perfect in Conference Play, Down Samford
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2022) – The ETSU women’s tennis team gave another SoCon foe their first conference loss of the season.
Rivera Clinches Match in Three Sets, Bucs Down #52 Charlotte
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2022) – A ranked win for the first time in 2022 was no joke.
Women’s Tennis Opens April with Pair of Home Matches
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 31, 2022) – The end of the regular season is closely coming upon the ETSU women’s tennis team, playing half of their remaining games this weekend at Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
Bucs Sweep Singles, Roll Past Mocs
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Mar. 26, 2022) – One team stayed perfect in conference competition in Chattanooga.
Bucs Breeze By Bears in Macon
MACON, Ga. (Mar. 24, 2022) – The Blue & Gold got back on their winning ways for their third conference win of the season, downing Mercer 6-1 in Macon Thursday afternoon.
Women’s Tennis Ends Road Stint with Pair of Conference Matches
MACON, Ga. (Mar. 23, 2022) – With five conference matches in their final six games, the ETSU women’s tennis teams knocks out a pair of those conference matches against Mercer and Chattanooga this weekend.
Bucs Fall to #35 FIU, Ends Eight-Match Winning Streak
MIAMI, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2022) – The ETSU Women’s tennis team fell to #35 Florida International down in Miami 5-2 Thursday morning.
Bright On the Big Stage: Bucs Take Two at USTA National Campus
ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar. 15, 2022) – Spring break is off to a great start for the Blue & Gold.
Bakhodirova Earns Second SoCon Player of the Week Honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 15, 2022) – Following a flawless week in both singles and doubles, Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) was named SoCon Women’s Tennis Player of the week for the second time this season, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
Women’s Tennis Heads to Florida for Three Matches
ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar. 14, 2022) – The ETSU women’s tennis team travels to the sunshine state for three matches against Harvard, Northern Iowa, and FIU.
Bucs Breeze By Terriers, Take Second Conference Match
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 11, 2022) – In their five home wins, the ETSU women’s tennis team hasn’t given up a point.
Women’s Tennis Welcomes Wofford for Conference Clash
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 10, 2022) – The next conference opponent comes to Johnson City as the ETSU women’s tennis team faces off against Wofford tomorrow afternoon at Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
Bucs Blast Past Bison, Take Fifth Straight
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 8, 2022) – In dominating fashion, ETSU continued their momentum into their true home opener defeating Lipscomb 4-0 at Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
Women’s Tennis Hosts Lipscomb for Tuesday Tilt
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 7, 2022) – Winners of their last four, the ETSU women’s tennis team comes back home for a midweek contest against Lipscomb.
Four Straight; Bucs Down Redhawks on the Road
HAMILTON, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2022) – No need for any comeback this time around.
Comeback Complete: Bucs Topple Xavier on the Road
CINCINNATI, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2022) – The ETSU women’s tennis team built off their home weekend, downing Xavier 4-3 in Cincinnati.
Women’s Tennis Travels to Ohio for Weekend Tilts
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2022) – Coming off another pair of home sweeps, the Bucs will take a road trip to Ohio this weekend to take on Xavier and Miami (OH).
Bucs Take Perfect Weekend, Sweep Mountaineers in Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2022) – Another perfect home weekend was in store for ETSU as they downed Appalachian State 7-0 at Bristol. The win makes it back-to-back sweeps for the second time this season.
Bucs Sweep Catamounts to Open Conference Play
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2022) – Following a tough match against VCU, the Bucs got on their winning ways as they swept Western Carolina 7-0 in Bristol.
Bucs Host Pair of Home Matches
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2022) – After dropping a tough match to VCU, the ETSU women’s tennis team is back in action at home this weekend against Western Carolina and Appalachian State.
Bucs Fall to Rams in Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2022) – Looking to get hot before conference play started, the Bucs were met with the VCU Rams in Bristol as the Rams took the match 4-0 playing to clinch.
Bucs Set to host VCU in Weekend Clash
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2022) – After just over a full week of preparation, the Bucs look to keep their home record safe as they host VCU tomorrow morning in Bristol.
Bakhodirova Enters ITA Singles Rankings
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2022) – Junior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) found her name in the latest ITA Division I Women’s Tennis rankings released on Wednesday. Bakhodirova currently sits #87 in the country.
Bakhodirova Named SoCon Women’s Tennis Player of the Month
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 4, 2022) – While her and the Bucs were in Nashville, more honors were coming to Johnson City from the conference.
Women’s Tennis Falls to Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2022) – Coming off a perfect weekend, the Bucs were halted by the Commodores in Nashville, dropping the match 5-2 Friday afternoon.
Bucs Travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2022) – Another Nashville opponent is up next for the Bucs as they face the Commodores Friday morning.
Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend; Down Bruins at Home
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2022) – The first two team wins of the season came in emphatic fashion, as the Bucs tacked on their second team win in a 7-0 sweep over Belmont in Bristol.
Bucs Roll Past Blue Raiders for First Win of the Season
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2022) – Dominant from the beginning, the Bucs set the tone after taking all doubles flights en route to a 7-0 victory over MTSU in Murfreesboro Friday evening.
Bucs Set for Road and Home Weekend
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2022) – The Bucs turn their attention to two Nashville-area foes this weekend as the Bucs visit Murfreesboro on Friday afternoon and make the quick trip back to host Belmont Sunday morning
Bakhodirova Collects SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 26, 2022) – A day after being named SoCon Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzkebistan) was named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.
Bakhodirova Garners Player of the Week Honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2022) – After adding her third ranked singles victory of the season, junior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) was named Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
Bucs Fall on Road to Wolfpack
RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2022) – The Bucs managed to split the first two doubles matches against NC State, but the 8th-ranked Wolfpack dominated in singles play as the Bucs fell 6-1 Sunday night.
Late Comeback Falls Short at Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 22, 2022) – With a chance late to take the match on all singles points, the Hokies fended off the Bucs en-route to a 6-1 victory in Blacksburg. Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) won her singles match in the No. 2 spot 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Women’s Tennis Faces ACC Road Stint
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2022) – Coming off a heartbreaker in Lexington last weekend, the Bucs flip the page and turn their attention to two ACC opponents: Virginia Tech and #8 NC State. ETSU will take on Virginia Tech Saturday morning, then make the trip to Raleigh to take on the Wolfpack.
Women’s Tennis Suffers Season Opening Doubleheader
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2022) – Fighting and battling until the very end, the Bucs gave it their all despite falling to Kentucky in a doubleheader Friday. The Bucs fell 4-3 in both matches against the Wildcats.
Bucs Set to Start Season in Lexington
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2022) – The ETSU women’s tennis team will begin their 2022 spring season with a doubleheader at Kentucky tomorrow morning. The first match is slated to being at 9 a.m.
SoCon announces 100th Anniversary Teams
SPARTANBURG, S.C (Dec. 31, 2021) -- As the Southern Conference wraps up its celebration of its first 100 years of history as 2021 comes to a close, the league has named its 100th anniversary teams. The Bucs totaled 82 selections on the conference list, which was announced on Thursday.
Dr. Natalie Smith, Jeff Shell named to All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2021) -- The Southern Conference named its All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team on Monday, with two representatives each from all 10 member schools being recognized by the league. ETSU’s two representatives to earn the honor were Dr. Natalie Smith and Jeff Shell.
Rojas Releases Spring Schedule
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2021) – East Tennessee State Women’s Tennis Head Coach Ricky Rojas officially released the 2022 spring schedule Tuesday afternoon.
Carvajal, Elizarraras Enter ITA Doubles Rankings
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2021) – After a successful fall slate, Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) found themselves in the top-60 doubles rankings at the Division I level, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Wednesday. The Bucs duo sits at #44 in the country.
ETSU Athletics announces partnership with INFLCR
The East Tennessee State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced a new partnership with INFLCR (pronounced influencer) to provide ETSU student-athletes the best platform to assist them in their name, image and likeness (NIL) experience. Using tools provided by INFLCR, ETSU student-athletes will learn the processes of maximizing their NIL potential, while maintaining NCAA compliance.
Ambitious Bucs Conclude ITA Regionals on Brink of Semifinals
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Oct. 25th, 2021) – With a couple of upsets already in the bag, the ETSU women’s tennis team made a statement this past weekend on the campus of Middle Tennessee State at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals tournament. The pair of Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Yuneun Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) showed grit and execution to go past the #3 seed pair from Vanderbilt 8-6, but couldn’t keep their momentum against the eventual doubles champion from Indiana.
Bucs Prepared for ITA Regionals
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2021) – The ETSU women’s tennis program looks upon the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Murfreesboro, Tenn., after a busy fall slate of invitationals. The event will run from Oct. 20-25.
Bucs End Competitive Weekend in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10th, 2021) – With a field of top programs in the nation and three that made the NCAA tournament, ETSU’s women’s tennis team got a taste of top competition this past weekend in North Carolina, going 10-6 in singles play and 6-3 in doubles play in the hidden dual tournament. Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) won both her singles matches and three doubles matches with Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile). Mayya Gorbunova (Moscow, Russia) won her two singles and doubles matches as well.
Bucs Prepare for Weekend in Queen City
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7th, 2021) – The Bucs look to continue their fall dominance as they head to Charlotte for the 49er invite. This is the third and final invitational that the Bucs will compete in, as they have the ITA Regionals in a few weeks following. This will be the first time ETSU has visited the 49ers in fall competition.
WATCH: ETSU Athletics 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held its induction ceremony for the 2020 Hall of Fame class last Friday, Oct. 1, inside the Martin Center.
Bucs Finish Strong Showing in Macon
MACON, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2021) – The ETSU Women’s Tennis team continued their fall slate in Macon at the Gridiron Classic, and finished the tournament with five singles victories and one doubles victory. Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) got her second singles draw victory of the fall season after a great outing in Blacksburg a few weekends ago.
Bucs Continue Fall Season in Macon
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2021) – A couple of weekends removed from junior Maria Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) winning her first singles competition of the academic year, the Bucs load up and head to Macon for the Gridiron Classic. The Bucs were in attendance last fall for the two-day event, winning eight of nine doubles matches against Mercer, Chattanooga, Troy, and Middle Tennessee State.
ETSU Athletics to hold 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 1
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold an induction ceremony for the 2020 Hall of Fame Class, presented by Johnson City Honda, on Friday, Oct. 1, inside the Martin Center.
Bucs Finalize Fall Event in Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 19, 2021) – The ETSU Women’s Tennis team ended their first fall invitational on a high note with Junior Maria Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) winning the Maroon draw in singles over the weekend. She defeated Penn State’s Karly Friedland 6-3, 6-3 en route to the victory.
Bucs’ Fall Starts in Blacksburg
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2021) – After falling to Furman in the conference championship in the spring, the ETSU Women’s Tennis team is ready to start their fall slate of invitationals, starting at Virginia Tech. This is the first of three invitationals that the Bucs will participate in.
Rojas Unveils Fall Slate of Invites
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2021) – ETSU Women’s Tennis Head Coach Ricky Rojas officially release the fall portion of the 2021-22 women’s tennis schedule Friday. The Bucs are back in action after a spring season that saw them finish above .500 overall (13-10, 7-2 SoCon).
ETSU Athletics launches Tri-Star Student-Athlete award
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2021) -- With Monday marking the first day of class for the fall semester, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched the Tri-Star Student-Athlete award.
ETSU announces creation of the Blue and Gold Club
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug 18, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday the creation of the Blue and Gold Club. The Blue and Gold Club is an alumni network for all former ETSU student-athletes, spirit squad members, student managers and student training staff members.
ETSU Athletics to honor 2020 Hall of Fame Class on Oct. 1
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug 16, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday details regarding its 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
ETSU Athletics partners with Food City and WJHL to hold ‘BUCS for Kids’ in Support of Niswonger Children’s Hospital
ABINGDON, Va. (Aug. 16, 2021) -- ETSU Athletics, Food City and WJHL News Channel 11 are partnering to host the BUCS for Kids fundraising campaign in support of Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Food City locations in Johnson City (S. Roan St., N State of Franklin Rd, and Boones Creek), Jonesborough, and Gray.
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ETSU Lands 249 Student-Athletes on SoCon Honor Roll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 15, 2021) – For the second consecutive day, the ETSU Athletic Department received recognition for its student-athletes, with the Southern Conference Honor Roll being announced on Thursday afternoon. The Bucs placed 249 student-athletes on the 2020-21 list, just shy of the program record 262 selections last year.
ETSU places 118 student-athletes on SoCon All-Academic list
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 14, 2021) -- A total of 118 ETSU student-athletes earned Southern Conference All-Academic honors as the league office announced its 2020-21 selections on Wednesday.