Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend; Down Bruins at Home
Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend; Down Bruins at Home
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Bucs take first home match of the season

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.

Just like Friday afternoon, the Bucs dominated on the doubles side as the pair of Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) cruised past Belmont’s Anastasiya Zholdakova and Viktoria Kliimand 6-0. The #44 pair of Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) took their match 6-1 to clinch the doubles point.

On the singles front, Carvajal was the first to finish as the junior downed Zholdakova 6-1, 6-2. Morales and Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) were the next Bucs to finish their matches as ETSU clinched the match. Daniela Rivera (Maturin, Venezuela) got her second career collegiate win after taking down Belmont’s Peyton Lee 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Bakhodirova makes her case for a top-100 ranking as she is now 5-1 on the season with three ranked wins, including a recent top-25 win against #8 NC State’s Abigail Rencheli. Bakhodirova and Morales have also won their last five doubles matches after dropping the first to Kentucky’s Ellie Eades and Carla Girbau 3-6. 

The Bucs have won four straight matches against Belmont with a combined score of 26-2. This also makes two consecutive 7-0 sweeps in a season for the first time since 2017, when the Bucs swept Western Carolina and Samford on March 19 and 25.

Singles Competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Gina Feistel (BELW), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Somer Henry (BELW) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Anastasiya Zholdakova (BELW), 6-1, 6-2
  4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Meredith Roberts (BELW), 6-0, 6-4
  5. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Peyton Lee (BELW), 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7)
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Viktoria Kliimand (BELW), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles Competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Anastasiya Zholdakova/Viktoria Kliimand (BELW) 6-0
  2. Emilia Alfaro/Daniela Rivera (ETSU) vs. Gina Feistel/Meredith Roberts (BELW), unfinished
  3. #44 Yunuen Elizarraras/Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Peyton Lee/Somer Henry (BELW), 6-1

Match Notes: ETSU 2-4, Belmont 2-2

Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,2,4,1,5,6)

UP NEXT

The Bucs face another Nashville opponent as ETSU takes the trip to play Vanderbilt in Nashville on Friday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m.

For more information on Buccaneer women’s tennis, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s tennis page.