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.
Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) and Mayya Gorbunova (Moscow, Russia) kept their No. 2 flight competitive against VCU’s Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado and Laura Garcia Astudillo, but the Rams’ 1 and 3 flights took the doubles point before their match was finished.
Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile), Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico), and Daniela Rivera (Maturin, Venezuela) were the lone Bucs to win a set in their respective flights. Morales took her first set 6-3 before VCU’s Yelizaveta Karlova took the second and third sets, clinching the match for the Rams. Carvajal forced a third set 6-4 before having their match go unfinished. Rivera took her first set 6-1 against VCU’s Anja Draskovic before their match also went unfinished.
The Bucs drop to 0-2 at home despite playing both matches in Bristol.
Match Notes: ETSU 2-6, VCU 6-1
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,2)
The Bucs host another pair of teams at home as ETSU hosts Western Carolina on Friday and Appalachian State on Saturday.
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