Bucs Fall to #35 FIU, Ends Eight-Match Winning Streak
Bucs Fall to #35 FIU, Ends Eight-Match Winning Streak
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Alfaro took the No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-1

MIAMI, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2022) – The ETSU Women’s tennis team fell to #35 Florida International down in Miami 5-2 Thursday morning.

The loss ends an eight-match winning streak for the Bucs that started just under a month ago on Feb. 18 in a 7-0 win over Western Carolina. 

FIU, entering the week ranked #35 in the nation, got the early start with a pair of 6-3 wins at the No. 1 and 2 doubles position to take the doubles point. 

Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) got the Blue & Gold on the board with a 6-2, 6-1 win, her fourth consecutive at the singles spot to keep ETSU alive but three other singles victories at the three, two, and five spot sealed the clinch for the Panthers.

Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico) ended the morning with a three-set win, dropping the first set 4-6 before taking the final two 6-4 for her eighth consecutive victory. It’s the second three-set victory for Elizarraras this season as her last nine singles matches have been in straight sets. 

Five of the final six games of the season are conference matches with two of those occurring at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.  

Singles Competition

  1. #105 Yasmine Kabbaj (FIU) def. #83 Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
  2. Kamila Umarova (FIU) def. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-0, 6-1
  3. Andjela Skrobonja (FIU) def. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Andreea Velcea (FIU) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Kristina Miletic (FIU) def. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4)
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Ines Bekrar (FIU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles Competition

  1. Kamila Umarova/Andjela Skrobonja (FIU) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-3
  2. Andreea Velcea/Kristina Miletic (FIU) def. Emilia Alfaro/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) 6-3
  3. Fernanda Carvajal/Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Yasmine Kabbaj/Ines Bekrar (FIU) no result

Match Notes: ETSU 10-7, #35 FIU 11-2

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


The Blue & Gold are back in action on the road next Thursday and Saturday against Mercer and Chattanooga, respectively.

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