Bucs win doubles, fall to Hokies in singles

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 29, 2023) - For the third straight match, ETSU women’s tennis faced a Power 5 opponent and had a competitive bout. Despite winning the doubles point in a sweep, the Bucs fell 4-2 against Virginia Tech on Sunday in Blacksburg.


Women’s tennis battles Virginia Tech on Sunday

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 28, 2023) - The ETSU women’s tennis team continues its challenging January schedule on Sunday with a date in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. First serve is set for 10 a.m. at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.


Sander named permanent athletic director at ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2023) -- At a press conference earlier today, East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland named Dr. Richard “Doc” Sander as the university’s permanent director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Sander had been serving as interim athletic director (AD) since August of last year.


Women’s tennis edged at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (Jan. 22, 2023) - ETSU women’s tennis finished a weekend of SEC opponents with a challenging Ole Miss team on Sunday, falling 5-2 at the William F. Galtney Indoor Tennis Center in Oxford, Miss.


Women’s tennis suffers first setback at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2023) - After winning its first two matches of the spring season last week, ETSU had its first setback on Friday with a 7-0 loss to Kentucky in Lexington.


Women’s tennis preps for SEC foes this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2023) - Following a successful 2-0 start to the 2023 spring season, ETSU women’s tennis will look to keep it rolling against a pair of Southeastern Conference opponents in Kentucky and Ole Miss this weekend.


Bakhodirova wins Player of the Week in season debut

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2023) - The Southern Conference announced its first SoCon Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award winner of the spring season on Tuesday, naming ETSU senior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) as the honoree.


Bucs say "Aloha" to spring season with two wins

HONOLULU (Jan. 13, 2023) - A much-anticipated winter trip to Hawaii was a successful one for ETSU women’s tennis, as the Bucs opened the 2023 spring season with wins over the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific on Thursday and Friday in Honolulu.


Women’s tennis begins spring season in Hawaii

HONOLULU (Jan. 11, 2023) - ETSU women’s tennis picked a beautiful backdrop for the first trip of the 2023 spring season, as the Bucs will play two games in the Aloha State against the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13.


Women's tennis announces 2023 spring schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2022) - ETSU head coach Ricardo Rojas officially announced the 2023 women’s tennis spring schedule on Thursday. The season begins on January 12-13, 2023 with an exciting trip outside the continental United States.


ETSU SAAC Continues Clothing Drive Efforts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2022) -- As we approach the Holiday season, the ETSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is reminding Buccaneer fans and the Johnson City community that they are continuing to hold its Cold Weather Clothing Drive, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 1.


ETSU Athletics, Food City join forces to help with Race Against Hunger Campaign

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University Athletic Department and Food City announced on Thursday that they have joined forces to help with its annual Race Against Hunger Campaign.


Bucs collect six wins to wrap up fall season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Oct. 31, 2022) - ETSU women’s tennis completed its fall season this past weekend at the Roberta Allison Fall Classic at the University of Alabama, sending four Bucs and bringing home six wins to end the fall season on a high note.


Women’s tennis gears up for final fall tournament in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Oct. 27, 2022) - The ETSU women’s tennis team will travel south for its final fall invitational of the season — the Roberta Alison Fall Classic hosted by the University of Alabama on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29 in Tuscaloosa.


Women’s Tennis leaves mark on ITA Regionals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2022) - The ETSU women’s tennis program finished up its run in the ITA Division I Women’s Ohio Valley Regional this weekend in Knoxville, celebrating 14 wins and a pair of quarterfinal runs in singles and doubles.


Bucs head to Knoxville for ITA Regionals

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2022) - The ETSU tennis team continues its fall season on Wednesday in Knoxville at the ITA Division I Women’s Ohio Valley Regional Championships. The tournament will run from Oct. 19-24.


Bakhodirova wraps up play at ITA All-America

CARY, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2022) - Senior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) represented ETSU on the highest stage for fall collegiate women’s tennis, wrapping up play at the ITA All-American Championships earlier this week.


Bakhodirova to represent Bucs at ITA All-American Championships

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2022) - Senior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) will rep ETSU tennis against some of the nation’s best this week, as she competes in the ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Cary, N.C. from Oct. 1-9.


Singles play shines for Bucs in North Carolina

RALEIGH/CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 25, 2022) - The ETSU tennis team turned in another successful fall weekend with a 20-15 combined record in competitions at both the 49ers Invite in Charlotte, N.C. and the College Ranked Spotlight in Raleigh, N.C.


Women’s tennis heads to North Carolina this weekend

RALEIGH/CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2022) - After a successful fall opener last weekend, ETSU tennis returns to the court this week with a split-squad weekend in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.


Women’s tennis starts strong at Elon Invitational

ELON, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2022) – The ETSU women started the fall season with a statement, bringing home 20 wins following this weekend’s Elon Invitational in Elon, N.C.


Women’s tennis opens fall season at Elon

ELON, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2022) – The fall season for the ETSU women's tennis program begins this weekend in Elon, N.C. at the Elon Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16. The three-day, 11-team invitational concludes Sunday, Sept. 18.


Bakhodirova appears in ITA Preseason Rankings

TEMPE, Ariz. (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its preseason player rankings for the 2022 fall season Tuesday, listing ETSU senior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) as a nationally-ranked player.


Bucs land 239 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 27, 2022) -- A day after placing 66 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU landed 239 student-athletes on the SoCon Honor Roll, as the league office announced the full listing of academic honors on Wednesday.


ETSU places 66 student-athletes on SoCon Spring All-Academic list

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 26, 2022) -- With the Southern Conference announcing its Academic All-Conference selections on Tuesday, ETSU placed 66 student-athletes on the prestigious teams.


ETSU women’s tennis earns ITA All-Academic Team honors

TEMPE, Ariz. (July 11, 2022) – The ETSU women’s tennis team earned ITA All-Academic honors, while five Buccaneers were named ITA Scholar-Athletes, as the organization announced its academic awards on Monday.