Bucs Sweep Catamounts to Open Conference Play
Bucs Sweep Catamounts to Open Conference Play
Friday, February 18, 2022

Bucs take first conference match of the season

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.

ETSU’s won the doubles point handily after Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) and Mayya Gorbunova (Moscow, Russia) dominated their doubles match 6-1. Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) finished things off winning their match 6-1 and clinching the doubles point.

Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Daniela Rivera (Maturin, Venezuela) gritted out their doubles match with a 7-6 (7-4) win at the No. 3 flight.

Bakhodirova, coming into the weekend #87 in the nation, went to work early against WCU’s Kata Foldeak, taking her match 6-2, 6-2 and putting the Bucs up 2-0. Carvajal and Morales rounded out their singles matches and clinching the match for the Bucs. 

Alfaro, Rivera, and Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) swept the bottom half of the Catamount’s singles play, as each set was won either 6-0 or 6-2.

The Bucs have now won their last 11 matchups against the Catamounts.

Singles Competition

  1. #87 Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Kata Foldeak (WCU) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Miray Konar (WCU) 6-4, 6-4
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Luzia Obermeier (WCU) 7-5, 6-2
  4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Jacy Smith (WCU) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Antonella Benavides (WCU) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Hoda Habib (WCU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Jacy Smith/Julia Pezzuco (WCU) 6-1
  2. Emilia Alfaro/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) def. Kata Foldeak/Miray Konar (WCU) 6-1
  3. Fernanda Carvajal/Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Luzia Obermeier/Jordyn King (WCU) 7-6 (7-4)

Match Notes: ETSU 3-6, WCU 5-3

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


The Bucs host Appalachian State tomorrow in Bristol with first serve set for noon.

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