Bucs Sweep Singles, Roll Past Mocs
Bucs Sweep Singles, Roll Past Mocs
Saturday, March 26, 2022

Four of six straight set victories in singles play

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Mar. 26, 2022) – One team stayed perfect in conference competition in Chattanooga.

The Bucs took their second consecutive conference match 6-1 against the Mocs Saturday afternoon, going to a perfect 4-0 in SoCon play this season.

The doubles point was up for grabs after Chattanooga took the No. 1 flight 6-3 and the duo of Fernanda Carvajal (Queretaro, Mexico) and Daniela Rivera (Maturin, Venezuela) took the No. 3 flight 6-2, improving to 8-0 as a pair on the season. However, the doubles point would fall towards the Mocs after a 6-2 win at the No. 2 flight.

Despite not winning the doubles point, the Bucs dominated singles play to take the match. Alejandra Morales (Santiago, Chile) was on fire early, taking her match 6-0, 6-1 to get the Bucs on the board. Yunuen Elizarraras (Cuernavaca, Mexico), who has won her last nine singles matches, posted the same result at the No. 6 flight.

Rivera was the third Buccaneer to win in straight sets, taking her match 6-3, 6-2 to put the Bucs within a point of clinching the match. The clinch was won from Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), taking her match 6-4, 6-2 for her team-leading 14th singles victory on the season.

Carvajal and Emilia Alfaro (Azul, Argentina) took their singles matches in three sets, winning the ten-point tiebreaker in the third set. Alfaro has the second-longest active singles winning streak at six. 

Singles Competition

  1. #97 Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Nicole Abel (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
  2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Jessie Young (UTC) 6-0, 6-1
  3. Fernanda Carvajal (ETSU) def. Emma Van Hee (UTC) 6-7 (5), 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)
  4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Callie Billman (UTC) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
  5. Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Coco Bosman (UTC) 6-3, 6-2
  6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Lily Holmes (UTC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Competition

  1. Emma Van Hee/Nicole Abel (UTC) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Alejandra Morales (ETSU) 6-3
  2. Callie Billman/Coco Bosman (UTC) def. Emilia Alfaro/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) 6-2
  3. Fernanda Carvajal/Daniela Rivera (ETSU) def. Jessie Young/Wilma Bergqvist (UTC) 6-2

Match Notes: ETSU 12-7 (4-0 SoCon), Chattanooga 10-6 (2-1 SoCon)

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


The Blue & Gold host a pair of matches next weekend, bringing in #53 Charlotte on Friday and Samford just a few days after.

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