Bucs Fall to Rams in Bristol
Bucs Fall to Rams in Bristol
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Bucs lose first home match of the season

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.

Singles Competition

  1. #69 Paola Diaz Delgado (VCU) def. #87 Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Yelizaveta Karlova (VCU) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) vs. Gabriela Davidescu (VCU) 4-6, 6-4, 3-4, unfinished
  4. Nina Sorkin (VCU) def. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
  5. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) vs. Anja Draskovic (VCU) 6-1, unfinished
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) vs. Laura Astudillo (VCU) 2-3, unfinished

Doubles Competition

  1. Gabriela Davidescu/Shivani Manjanna (VCU) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-4
  2. Emilia Alfaro/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) vs. Paola Diaz Delgado/Laura Astudillo (VCU) 4-4, unfinished
  3. Yelizaveta Karlova/Nina Sorkin (VCU) def. Fernanda Carvajal/Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) 6-2

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.

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