Women's Tennis Defeats Appalachian State

Saturday, April 01, 2000

Johnson City, Tenn. - The women's tennis team defeated Appalachian State University 6-3 in Southern Conference action at University Courts. The win improves the Buccaneers to 7-3 (2-0 in the conference).

The key singles match of the day was the #3 singles match between Rica Iida (ETSU) and Tonya Eberhart (ASU). The match, which lasted well over three hours, was won by Iida 7-6, 6-2.

"It is always good to get a conference win," said ETSU Head Coach Tom Russ. "I was very proud of Rica's effort today. She had to change her style because of the matchup difficulties that Eberhart presented."

Singles
#1, Vanessa Manicom (ASU) def. Paty Vega (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
#2, Mami Inoue (ETSU) def. Alex Chong (ASU) 6-0, 6-1
#3, Rica Iida (ETSU) def. Tonya Eberhart (ASU) 7-6, 6-2
#4, Allison Lane (ASU) def. Megan Edwards (ETSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
#5, Eglantine Vitse (ETSU) def. Jennifer Fayad (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
#6, Cara Prupas (ETSU) def. Kathryn Brown (ASU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
#1, Inoue/Iida (ETSU) def. Manicom/Eberhart 8-3
#2, Edwards/Vega (ETSU) def. Chong/Lane 8-3
#3, Donna Altenburger/Fayad (ASU) def. Prupas/Vitse 8-6

ETSU will return to action on Sunday afternoon when the Buccaneers travel to Western Carolina for a 2:00 match.

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