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Lady Bucs tennis defeats University of Maryland- Baltimore County, 6-1

Friday, February 24, 2006

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Feb. 24, 2006) - The ETSU women's tennis team continued their winning ways, defeating the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 6-1. The Lady Bucs are now 7-1 on the season.

In doubles action, Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) and Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) were defeated by Ale Pedergnana and Cornelia Carapcea, 8-7 with an 8-6 tiebreaker. In the No. 2 doubles, Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) and Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) defeated Joanna Woo and Joy Adewumi, 8-1 while Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) and Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) clenched the doubles point by defeating Elizabeth Anderson and Emily Portner, 8-3.

The Buccaneers again dominated the singles action, winning five of the six sets. In No. 1 singles Masha Ilina was defeated by Ale Pedergnana, 6-4, 2-6, (10-8). Senior Sandie Knight defeated Cornelia Carapcea, 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles. In the No. 3 position, Olya Batsula defeated Joanna Woo, 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Tara Byrne defeated Joy Adewumi at the No. 4 position, 6-1, 6-3. In No. 5 singles, senior Sylwia Ziolkowska defeated Elizabeth Anderson, 6-1, 6-2 and in No. 6 singles, freshman Vita Moskaliova (Minsk, Belarus) defeated Emily Portner, 6-0, 6-1.

"Overall we had a very good team effort," said head coach Steve Brooks, "we have got a tough match tomorrow, and hopefully we'll come out solid. "

The ETSU women's tennis team will return to action tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 25 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and then return home to take on conference opponent Campbell on Friday, March 3.

 

ETSU 6, UM-BC 1
Singles

No. 1- Ale Pedergnana (UMBC) def. Masha Ilina (ETSU) 6-4, 2-6, 8-10
No. 2- Sandie Knight (ETSU) def. Cornelia Carapcea (UMBC) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3- Olya Batsula (ETSU) def. Joanna Woo (UMBC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Joy Adewumi (UMBC) 6-1, 6-3
No. 5- Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Elizabeth Anderson (UMBC) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6- Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) def. Emily Portner (UMBC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1- Pedergnana/Carapcea (UMBC) def. Volobueva/Ziolkowska (ETSU) 8-7 (8-6)
No. 2- Knight/Ilina (ETSU) def. Woo/Adewumi (UMBC) 8-1

No. 3- Batsula/Byrne (ETSU) def. Anderson/Portner (UMBC) 8-3