Women's Tennis Beats Appalachian State, 4-3

Thursday, April 15, 2004

BOONE, N.C. (April 15, 2004) - The East Tennessee State women's tennis team picked up another win over a Southern Conference win with their 4-3 victory over Appalachian State on Thursday afternoon. With the win ETSU improves to 14-11 overall and 5-4 in the conference. "It's always good to win a conference match on the road," stated head coach Steve Brooks. "I'm proud of how the girls played and that we were able to win the match early." ETSU walked away from doubles with the point off of wins at the No. 1 and 3 positions. Mariya Ilyina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) went 8-5 against Ania Gugger and Becky Gordan at No. 1. Appalachian State's Tammy Beaulieu and Lyndsey Free then picked up a win in No. 2 over Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) in an 8-6 match. However, Courtney McInnis (Waterboro, Maine) and Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.) picked up the win at No. 3 to secure the point in a 9-7 decision against Salem Kirven and Elena Berger. In singles action ETSU picked up three quick wins from Ilyina at No. 5 (6-2, 6-0), Ziolkowska at No. 2 (1-6, 6-3, 6-1), and Irey at No. 4 (7-6 [7-4], 6-4). The Buccaneers look to pick up another Southern Conference win when they return home tomorrow for their final match of the season against UNC Greensboro. ETSU's four seniors Tatiana Arriaran, Jessica Irey, Courtney McInnis, and Aimee Villavicencio will be recognized at the match. Brooks said, "We would like to see a lot of people out on the courts tomorrow to support our four graduating seniors in their last home match." Match time is set for 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. ETSU 4, ASU 3 Doubles 1. Sylwia Ziolkowska/Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) def. Ania Gugger/Becky Gordan (ASU) 8-5 2. Tammy Beaulieu/Lyndsey Free (ASU) def. Halim/Irey (ETSU) 8-6 3. Courtney McInnis/Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) def. Salem Kirven/Elena Berger (ASU) 9-7 Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3 Singles 1. Becky Gordon (ASU) def. Courtney McInnis (ETSU) 7-5, 6-1 2. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Ania Gugger (ASU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 3. Tammy Beaulieu (ASU) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 4. Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Lyndsey Free (ASU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 5. Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) def. Elena Berger (ASU) 6-2, 6-0 6. Salem Kirven (ASU) def. Jewel Aldea (ETSU) 6-5, 6-4 Order of Finish: 5, 2, 4*, 1, 3, 6 *-Clinching Point
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College