Women's Tennis Picks Up Win Against Campbell, 5-2
Sophomore Sylwia Ziolkowska
Sophomore Sylwia Ziolkowska

Friday, March 12, 2004

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 12, 2004) - The East Tennessee State women's tennis team picked up a 5-2 win in a home contest against Campbell University this afternoon. With the win, the Bucs improved to 9-6 overall, 1-0 in SoCon, while the Camels record drops to 7-3 overall. "This was the best win since I've been here," said head coach Steve Brooks. "Campbell is a very solid team. We played good doubles and positions one thru six fought hard in singles." The Bucs took the lead by sweeping all three doubles matches to win the doubles point. Sylwia Ziolkowska (Warsaw, Poland) and Mariya Ilyina (Kyiv, Ukraine) played at the No. 1 slot winning 8-5 in the contest against Campbell's Carmen Linder and Pascale Veraverbeke. At No. 2 ETSU's Courtney McInnis (Waterboro, Maine) and Jewel Aldea (Charleston, S.C.) defeated Georgiana Marta and Iva Stojancev 8-6, while Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) went 8-1 in the No. 3 slot against Stacey Batkiewicz and Colen Gore. In singles play, ETSU furthered their lead with a win from freshman Ilyina at No. 5. Ilyina won 6-3, 7-6 (5) over Veraverbeke. However, Campbell came and tied up the score 2-2 with wins from Linder in the No. 1 slot (6-0, 7-6 (6)) and Marta playing at No. 3 (6-3, 6-4). ETSU claimed the last three points of the match with wins from Ziolkowska at No. 2 (6-3, 7-6 (5)), Irey at No. 4 (6-1, 3-6, 6-4), and Aldea at No. 6 (4-6, 7-5 (11-9)). ETSU returns to action this Sunday, Mar. 14 when they host Tennessee Tech. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m. ETSU 5, Campbell 2 Doubles: 1. Sylwia Ziolkowska/Mariya Ilyina (ETSU) def. Carmen Linder/Pascale Veraverbeke (CU) 8-5 2. Courtney McInnis/Jewel Aldea (ETSU) def. Georgiana Marta/Iva Stojancev (CU) 8-6 3. Gemma Halim/Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Stacey Batkiewicz/Colen Gore (CU) 8-1 Order of finish: 3, 1, 2 Singles: 1. Carmen Linder (CU) def. Courtney McInnis (ETSU) 6-0, 7-6 (6) 2. Sylwia Ziolkowska (ETSU) def. Pascale Veraverbeke (CU) 6-3, 7-6 (5) 3. Georgiana Marta (CU) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU) 6-3, 6-4 4. Jessica Irey (ETSU) def. Iva Stojancev (CU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 5. Mariya Iiyina (ETSU) def. Stacey Batkiewicz (CU) 6-0, 6-2 6. Jewel Aldea (ETSU) def. Colen Gore (CU) 4-6, 7-5 (11-9) Order of finish: 5, 3, 1, 2, 4*, 6 * - Clinching Point
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