ETSU women's tennis falls to No. 37 Pennsylvania, 6-1
Byrne
Byrne

Saturday, February 10, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (February 10, 2007) - The ETSU women's tennis team fell to the No. 37 Pennsylvania Quakers today, 6-1 at the Levy Pavilion in Philadelphia. ETSU falls to 2-6 on the year while Pennsylvania improves to 4-0.

 

The Quakers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as they took the doubles point. Olya Batsula (Minsk, Belarus) and Tara Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.) fell to the duo of Yulia Rivelis and Julia Koulbitskaya in the No. 2 position, 8-3 , while Masha Ilina (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Yevgeniya Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine) fell to Maria Anismova and Ekaterina Kosminskaya, 9-7 in the No. 1 position. The Quakers completed the sweep as Vita Moskaliova (Minsk, Belarus) and Brittany Stewart (Brentwood, Tenn.) fell to Amanda Avedissian and Lenka Snajdrova, 8-4 in the No. 3 position.

 

In singles action, Olya Batsula fell to Ekaterina Kosminskaya, 6-2, 6-2, in the No. 1 position, while Masha Ilina fell to Yulia Rivelis, 6-4, 6-4 in the second position. Playing No. 3 for ETSU, Yevgeniya Stupak stretched her opponent to three sets, which was decided by a 10-point tiebraker. She fell to Julia Koulbitskaya, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

 

Competing in No. 4 singles, Elena Volobueva (Barcelona, Spain) fell to Maria Anismova, 6-4, 6-3. Sophomore Tara Byrne picked up her first win of the spring season and the only point for the Lady Bucs, in the No. 5 slot, as she defeated Michelle Mitchell, 6-3, 6-7 (7-2), 10-5. In the No. 6 position Vita Moskaliova fell to Lauren Sadaka, 6-2, 6-3.

 

"Overall we played a good match, we played them very tough. It was good that Tara got her first win this year," said head coach Steve Brooks. "I think we're playing good, we're just a little tired right now and are looking forward to playing our next match at Charleston."

 

The Lady Bucs will continue their road-swing as they travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on former Southern Conference foe College of Charleston. Follow all ETSU women's tennis action at www.etsubucs.com.

 

No. 37 Pennsylvania 6, ETSU 1

Singles

No. 1- Ekaterina Kosminskaya (Penn) def. Olya Batsula (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2

No. 2- Yulia Rivelis (Penn) def. Masha Ilina (ETSU) 6-4, 6-4

No. 3- Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) def. Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

No. 4- Maria Anismova (Penn) def. Elena Volobueva (ETSU) 6-4, 6-3

No. 5- Tara Byrne (ETSU) def. Michelle Mitchell (Penn) 6-3, 6-7 (7-2), 10-5

No. 6- Lauren Sadaka (Penn) def. Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) 6-2, 6-3

 

Doubles

No. 1- Anismova/Kosminskaya (Penn) def. Ilina/Stupak (ETUS) 9-7

No. 2- Koulbitskaya/Rivelis (Penn) def. Byrne/Batsula (ETSU) 8-3

No. 3- Avedissian/Snajdrova (Penn) def. Moskaliova/Stewart (ETSU) 8-4

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 10 Results
MTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 10 Results
MTRACK Tennessee Relays Knoxville, Tenn.
Apr 10 Results
WTRACK Tennessee Relays Knoxville, Tenn.
Apr 10 Results
MTEN ETSU 7 Macon, Ga.
Apr 10 Mercer 0
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Apr 10 USC Upstate 0
BB ETSU 8 Lexington, Va.
Apr 10 Virginia Military 4
MTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
WTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
MTEN ETSU 7 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Apr 11 Chattanooga 0
BB ETSU 9 Lexington, Va.
Apr 11 Virginia Military 6
WGOLF Southern Conference Championships Savannah, Ga.
Apr 12 6th of 9
WTEN ETSU 5 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 12 Furman 2
BB ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Apr 12 Virginia Military 5
MGOLF The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Apr 13 Results