Four Straight; Bucs Down Redhawks on the Road
Four Straight; Bucs Down Redhawks on the Road
Sunday, February 27, 2022

ETSU take both matches in road trip in Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2022) – No need for any comeback this time around.

The ETSU women’s tennis team finished their road weekend with a dominant performance against Miami (OH), downing the Redhawks 6-1.

Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) and Mayya Gorbunova (Moscow, Russia) got the afternoon started with an emphatic 6-1 win in their double’s flight. Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) clinched the doubles point with their respective 6-4 victory at the No. 1 flight against the #55 pair in the country.

Morales was the first to finish her flight with a 7-5, 6-0 performance over Miami’s Laura Rico. Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) each posted a pair of 6-4, 6-2 wins and clinching the match for the Blue & Gold. Carvajal won her match 6-4, 6-2 while Elizarraras won her 6-2, 6-4.

Bakhodirova, who still sits in the top-125 going into the weekend, fended off Miami’s Brindtha Ramasamy with a 10-7 victory in the third set tiebreaker. Daniela Rivera (Maturin, Venezuela) finished the match out with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 5 flight.

Despite starting the season 2-6, the Bucs have won four straight going into the heart of conference play as six of the last 10 matches come against SoCon opponents.

Singles Competition

  1. #118 Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Brindtha Ramasamy (MIAMI) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Laura Rico (MIAMI) 7-5, 6-0
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Nishitha Saravanan (MIAMI) 6-4, 6-2
  4. Sara Zalukar (MIAMI) def. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) 6-3, 6-4
  5. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Emilia Valentinsson (MIAMI) 6-4, 6-4
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Mayu Ushio (MIAMI) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles Competition

  1. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. #55 Brindtha Ramasamy/Laura Rico (MIAMI) 6-4
  2. Emilia Alfaro/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) def. Sara Zalukar/Emilia Valentinsson (MIAMI) 6-1
  3. Sarah Dev/Mayu Ushio (MIAMI) vs. Fernanda Carvajal/Daniela Rivera (ETSU) 5-4, unfinished.

Match Notes: ETSU 6-6, Miami (OH) 5-5

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


The Bucs take the next week off before hosting Lipscomb on Tuesday, March 8 and hosting Wofford on Saturday, March 12.

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