Women's Tennis Loses to Gardner Webb, 6-1

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Boiling Springs, N. C. (February 24, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's tennis team (1-2) was defeated by the Gardner Webb Bulldogs (3-4) Saturday afternoon 6-1 at Gardner Webb University. ETSU would get one point in the singles competition. In the No. 1 spot, Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) lost to GWU's Courtney McInnis 6-2, 6-4. In the only win for the Bucs came when Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) downed Molly Haeffner in two sets, 6-0 and 6-2. Liza Handzus defeated Tatiana Arrarian (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 6-4 and 6-3. Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.) lost to GWU's Brandy Borders in three tough sets (6-7, 6-2, 10-6). Mellissa DeJong defeated Heather Jones (Elizabethton, Tenn.), 6-2 and 6-1. In the No. 6 position, Elena Itcheva shut out Charmaine Luvis (Gastonia, N. C.) in two sets. The Bulldogs swept the doubles competition with the scores 9-8, 8-6 and 8-0. ETSU 1, GWU 6 Singles: 1) Courtney McInnis (GWU) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4 2) Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Molly Hoeffner (GWU) 6-0, 6-2 3) Liza Handzus (GWU) def. Tatiana Arrarian (ETSU) 6-4, 6-3 4) Brandy Borders (GWU) def. Aimee Villavicencio (ETSU) 6-7, 6-2, 10-6 5) Melissa DeJong (GWU) def. Heather Jones (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1 6) Elena Itcheva (GWU) def. Charmaine Luvis (ETSU) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles: 1) McInnis/Handzus (GWU) def. Arrarian/Irey (ETSU) 9-8(1) 2) Borders/DeJong (GWU) def. Villavicencio/Halim (ETSU) 8-6 3) Hoeffner/Ferlita (GWU) def. Jones/Luvis (ETSU) 8-0 Team Records: ETSU (1-2) GWU (3-4)
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