Lady Bucs wrap up fall season with two wins at Tennessee Classic
Sophomore Karina Kedzo
Sophomore Karina Kedzo

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Knoxville, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2009) - In its final fall tournament of the season the ETSU women's tennis team closed out action with two wins Sunday at the 2009 St. Mary's Tennessee Classic at the Varsity Tennis Courts in Knoxville.

 

Sophomore Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela), picked up the Lady Bucs first victory of the day after outlasting Middle Tennessee State's Marietta Bigus 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.

 

"Karina played better today," said head coach Steve Brooks. "After her strong start I thought she got away from a couple of things in the second set, but then recovered well to take the third."

 

Freshman Diana Navrostska (Kviv, Ukraine), also joined the winning ways as the first-year newcomer won with a three-set 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, victory over the Blue Raiders' Natalie Araya.

 

"Kelly played really well in singles this afternoon," Brooks said. "I'm proud of how she was able to keep her composure after Araya was able to survive the tiebreaker in the second set. Momentum is such a bigger factor in tennis. It was good to see Kelly stayed focused and recapture the energy late in the match."

 

            Unfortunately, for the Lady Bucs senior Yevgenyia Stupak (Kyiv, Ukraine), sophomore Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain), junior Andra Voniea (Brasov, Romania), all fell in close three-set singles contests.

 

            "Overall, this weekend was a good tournament," said Brooks. "MTSU, Vandy, Tennessee and Wake (Forest) are all good nationally ranked opponents. We still have a ways to go with some conditioning and such at this level, however I thought the girls have improved steady throughout this fall. Now with this part of our season over, we are going to get back to work in practice and get ready for the upcoming spring schedule."

 

SINGLES

Maria Sorbello (Tenn) def. Yevgeniya Stupak (ETSU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Rosali'a Alda (Tenn) def Paula Jaime (ETSU) 6-7, 7-5, 6-2

Zsofia Zubor (Tenn) def. Kelly Hotzhausen (ETSU) 6-0, 6-2

Karina Kedzo (ETSU) def. Marietta Bigus (MTSU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2

Yuiri Nomoto (MTSU) def. Andra Voinea (ETSU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

Diana Navrostska (ETSU) def. Natalie Araya (MTSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

 

 

DOUBLES

Wu/Preeg (Vandy) def. Stupak/Hotzhausen (ETSU) 9-7

Newman/Ulrey (Vandy) def. Jaime/Kedzo (ETSU) 8-6

Blatt/Gornett (Vandy) def. Sheets/Navrostska 8-2

 

For more on the championship ETSU women's tennis team please, visit ETSUBucs.com.

 

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