Women's Tennis Defeated by Winthrop, 5-2

Friday, April 09, 2004

ROCK HILL, S.C. (April 9, 2004) - The East Tennessee State women's tennis team fell to the Winthrop Lady Eagles Friday afternoon at the Memorial Courts in Rock Hill, S.C. by a score of 5-2. In the loss ETSU falls to 13-11 overall, while the Winthrop improves to 13-2 in their final match of the season. "We had our chances," commented head coach Steve Brooks. "They are a very good quality team." ETSU won the doubles point with a win from Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) at the No. 2 slot over Renata Caceresa and Paula Takahashi in an 8-0 decision and a win by default in the No. 3 slot. In singles action ETSU, Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) and Mariya Ilyina (Kyiv, Ukraine) were able to draw their matches to a third set but were defeated by Winthrop by scores of 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 and 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 respectively. ETSU picked up their only other point by default at the No. 6 slot. Up next for the Buccaneers is an away contest against SoCon opponent Appalachian State on April 14. Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. Winthrop 5, ETSU 2 Doubles No. 1—Renata Barreto/Ana Paula Novaes (WU) def. Sylwia Ziolkowska/Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) 8-3 No. 2—Gemma Halim/Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Renata Caceres/Paula Takahashi (WU) 8-0 No. 3—ETSU won by default Singles No. 1—Danielle Moita (WU) def. Courtney McInnis (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2 No. 2—Paula Takahashi (WU) def. Ziolkowska (ETSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 No. 3—Novaes (WU) def. Halim (ETSU) 6-3, 6-2 No. 4—Barreto (WU) def. Irey (ETSU) 6-3, 7-5 No. 5—Caceres (WU) def. Ilyina (ETSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 No. 6—ETSU won by default Records Winthrop 13-2 East Tennessee State 14-10
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