Women's tennis picks up three wins at home
Sophomore Masha Ilina (L) and Junior Sylwia Ziolkowska (R) won both of their doubles matches Sunday night.
Sophomore Masha Ilina (L) and Junior Sylwia Ziolkowska (R) won both of their doubles matches Sunday night.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2005) - The East Tennessee State women's tennis team extended it's winning streak to five with three wins at home on Sunday. With the wins against Virginia Intermont, UVa. Wise, and UNC Ashville, ETSU's record improves to 5-2.

                The Bucs began the day with a 7-0 win over Virginia Intermont. The Bucs' doubles teams won all three matches 8-0 for the early lead. ETSU would then win each singles match in straight sets to finish 7-0.

                The Bucs would then repeat that strong performance in their second match of the day against UVa. Wise with a 7-0 final.

                In the third match of the day for the Bucs, ETSU would again win the doubles point. Sophomore Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) at No. 1, freshman Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) at No. 5, and juniors Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) at No. 3 and Sandie Knight (Adamstown, Australia) at No. 4 would pick up singles wins for the 5-0 final.         

                "It is good to have the opportunity to play local teams," stated head coach Steve Brooks. "The girls played well all day. I'm happy to see how mentally strong our team is and that they were still eager heading into our third match."

                Up next for the Bucs is their first SoCon action as they travel to Elon, N.C. to face the Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 25 at 1:00 p.m.

 

East Tennessee State 7, Virginia Intermont 0

Doubles

1. Elena Volobueva/Olya Batsula (ETSU) d. Vita Feldmane/Anna Blome (VI), 8-0

2. Sandie Knight/Gemma Halim (ETSU) d. Triona Reilly/Vicky Fisher (VI), 8-0

3. Muriel Sherwood/Jewel Aldea (ETSU) d. Laura Gonzalez/Brittany King (VI), 8-0

Singles

1. Masha Ilina (ETSU) d. Vita Feldmane (VI), 6-0, 6-1

2. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) d. Anna Blome (VI), 6-0, 6-0

3. Olya Batsula (ETSU) d. Laura Gonzalez (VI) 6-0, 6-0

4. Muriel Sherwood (ETSU) d. Triona Reilly (VI) 6-0, 6-0

5. Gemma Halim (ETSU) d. Vicky Fisher (VI) 6-1, 6-0

6. Jewel Aldea (ETSU) d. Brittany King (VI) 6-0, 6-0

 

East Tennessee State 7, UVa. Wise 0

Doubles

1. Masha Ilina/Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) d. Davina Dishner/Autumn Lauzon (UVAW), 8-1

2. Sandie Knight/Muriel Sherwood (ETSU) d.  Laura King/Nicole Pilkenton (UVAW), 8-0

3. Gemma Halim/Jewel Aldea (ETSU) d. Kate Daub/Ashlie Munsey (UVAW), 8-1

Singles

1. Elena Volobueva (ETSU) d. Davina Dishner (UVAW), 6-0, 6-0

2. Sandie Knight (ETSU) d. Laura King (UVAW), 6-0, 6-0

3. Olya Batsula (ETSU) d. Autumn Lauzon (UVAW), 6-2, 6-0

4. Gemma Halim (ETSU) d. Nicole Pilkenton (UVAW), 6-0, 6-0

5. Muriel Sherwood (ETSU) d. Rhyssa Philipp (UVAW), 6-0, 6-0

6. Jewel Aldea (ETSU) d. Audra Fritz (UVAW), 6-1, 6-1

 

East Tennessee State 5, UNC Asheville 0

Doubles

1. Masha Ilina/Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) d. Natasha Lucki/Rachel Rhoney (UNCA), 8-4

2. Elena Volobueva/Olya Batsula (ETSU) d. Mary Katherine Fitzgerald/Morgan Martin (UNCA), 8-2

3. Muriel Sherwood/Sandie Knight (ETSU) d. Whitney Abbott/Rachel Poole (UNCA), 8-1

Singles

1. Masha Ilina (ETSU) d. Natasha Lucki (UNCA), 6-2, 6-2

2. Elena Volobueva (ETSU) v. Rachel Rhoney (UNCA), 6-3, 3-1 ETSU leading

3. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) d. Mary Katherine Fitzgerald (UNCA), 6-0, 6-2

4. Sandie Knight (ETSU) d. Lindsay Boykin (UNCA), 6-0, 6-0

5. Olya Batsula (ETSU) d. Morgan Martin (UNCA), 6-0, 6-0

6. Gemma Halim (ETSU) v. Whitney Abbott (UNCA), 6-2, 2-0 ETSU leading
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