Women’s Tennis Falls to Vanderbilt
Women’s Tennis Falls to Vanderbilt
Friday, February 4, 2022

Bucs drop to 1-5 on the road

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.

The Bucs made the doubles point tough to come by, but Vanderbilt swept all the doubles matches to take the crucial doubles point heading into singles play.

Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) and Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) snagged two singles wins at the No. 2 and 3 spots against #112 Anessa Lee and Yufei Long after Vanderbilt clinched the match. Morales’ win makes it four total ranked singles wins for the Bucs with Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)taking the other three.

Morales and Carvajal have each won their last three singles matches against their respective opponents versus Middle Tennessee State and Belmont. Bakhodirova and Morales’ five-match winning streak was snapped in their doubles flight. 

Singles Competition

  1. Anna Ross (VANDY) def. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU), 6-2, 6-4
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. #112 Anessa Lee (VANDY), 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Yufei Long (VANDY), 6-3, 6-2
  4. #119 Holly Staff (VANDY) def. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU), 6-0, 6-1
  5. #96 Marcella Cruz (VANDY) def. Daniela Rivera (ETSU), 6-0, 6-3
  6. Dasha Kourkina (VANDY) def. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Competition

  1. Anna Ross/Holly Staff (VAN) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU), 6-3
  2. Anessa Lee/Yufei Long (VAN) def. Mayya Gorbunova/Emilia Alfaro (ETSU), 7-5
  3. Marcella Cruz/Dasha Kourkina (VAN) def. #44 Yunuen Elizarraras/Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU), 7-6 (7-0)

Match Notes: ETSU 2-5, Vanderbilt 4-1

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


The Bucs come back home a week from today to face VCU in Bristol at 11 a.m.

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