Women's tennis falls to North Carolina 4-0 at NCAA Tournament

Friday, May 13, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (May 13, 2011) - Facing its toughest test of the season, the ETSU women's tennis team fell to No. 4-ranked North Carolina, 4-0, Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
North Carolina (24-5), the Atlantic Coast Conference champions, jumped out to a quick start in doubles, using the All-America duo and No. 7-ranked doubles team of Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale to cruise past Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain) and Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) on court one, 8-1.
Jelena Durisic and Tessa Lyons then defeated the ETSU duo of Kelly Holtzhausen (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Marine Wieliczko (Rouen, France) at No. 2, 8-3, to clinch the doubles point.
In singles competition, No. 13-ranked Zoe De Bruycker did not drop a game in blanking Holtzhausen, 6-0, 6-0, to give the Tar Heels a quick 2-0 lead.
Featherston was not far behind at No. 3, finishing off Wieliczko in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, to move UNC within a point of the second round for a 10th consecutive season.
Durisic completed the sweep on court two, winning the final eight games of her match with Jaime en route to a 6-3, 6-0 victory.
The Lady Bucs close out the season with a 15-7 overall record after winning its third Atlantic Sun Tournament title. The team also won the outright A-Sun regular season championship after finishing with an impressive 9-1 conference mark.
Saturday morning will see Carolina meet Washington, a 4-0 winner over Maryland in the first match of the day. The match is set to begin outside at 11 a.m.
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1. #7 McHale/Featherston (UNC) def. Jaime/Kedzo (ETSU), 8-1
2. Durisic/Lyons (UNC) def. Holtzhausen/Wieliczko (ETSU), 8-3
3. Suarez-Malaguti/De Bruycker (UNC) vs. Sheets/Navrostska (ETSU), DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2

1. #13 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. Kelly Holtzhausen (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0
2. #108 Jelena Durisic (UNC) def. Paula Jaime (ETSU), 6-3, 6-0
3. #74 Shinann Featherston (UNC) def. Marine Wieliczko (ETSU), 6-0, 6-2
4. Lauren McHale (UNC) vs. Karina Kedzo (ETSU), DNF
5. Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) vs. Diana Navrostska (ETSU), DNF
6. Tessa Lyons (UNC) vs. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU), DNF
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
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