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Lady Bucs complete day one of ITA Southeast Regional championships; Ilina qualifies for main draw
Thursday, October 12, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (October 12, 2006) - The ETSU women's tennis team wrapped up the first day of competition at the ITA Southeast Regional championships hosted by the University of North Carolina. Senior Masha Ilina (
Ilina defeated Ali Piacente of
"Today Masha played the best she's played all fall," said Lady Bucs head coach Steve Brooks. "She was really focused and just played really solid and I'm so proud of her."
In other qualifying action, Tara Byrne (
In doubles action, Ilina and partner Yevgeniya Stupak (
Elena Volobueva paired up with Whitney Trotter (
"Overall I'm a little disappointed that we didn't have more girls qualify, but Masha is finally playing like Masha and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's matches," added Brooks.
ETSU will open up main draw play on Friday at 10:00 a.m. when Stupak takes on No. 70 Sara Anundsen of
Doubles action is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. For all Lady Bucs tennis action visit www.etsubucs.com.