Lady Bucs remain atop A-Sun by defeating FGCU, 5-2
Choo earned her 25th singles victory of the 2012-13 campaign to lead all Lady Bucs
Choo earned her 25th singles victory of the 2012-13 campaign to lead all Lady Bucs

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Choo wins 10th consecutive match

FT. MYERS, Fla. (March 30, 2013) – The ETSU women’s tennis team will return from its trip to Florida alone in first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference after defeating Florida Gulf Coast, 5-2, on Saturday from the FGCU Tennis Complex.

ETSU (9-4, 4-0 A-Sun) freshman Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) kept her winning streak alive in a tough three-set match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 3 over Johanna Sterkel. The win improves Choo’s impressive singles record to 25-7 overall, 12-1 dual. She remains undefeated in conference play at 4-0.

Senior Antonia Kolovou (Larisa, Greece) was in another three-set battle at No. 1, eventually getting by Sarah Means, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. The first-year Lady Buc is 19-9 on the 2012-13 campaign, 11-1 dual, and 4-0 in the A-Sun.

“Florida Gulf Coast threw everything it had at us today,” ETSU assistant coach Travis Sandlant said. “The girls responded well under pressure. It was good to see Tessie [Choo] and Antonia come away with a couple of three-set victories.”

Choo also continued her impressive doubles season alongside freshman Anna Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela), easily handling FGCU’s top pair of Morgan Bechtel and Bettina Botha, 8-1. The freshman duo moves to 20-8 overall, 10-2 dual and 4-0 in conference play.

Kolovou paired with Salma Dahbi (Marrakech, Morocco) to win at doubles No. 2 by the same score as Choo and Gerbasi. On court three, juniors Giulia Andreazza (Balneario Camboriu, Brazil) and Sofia Espana (Mexico City) defeated the Means sisters, 8-3.

The Lady Buccaneers took four of the six singles matches, winning on the top four courts. Andreazza got by Gyanna Mandic at No. 2 in straights, 6-1, 6-0, and Gerbasi beat Bechtel, 6-2, 6-1. FGCU won at No. 5 and 6 as Elizabeth Means and Botha defeated Espana and Jessica Brumit (Elizabethton, Tenn.), respectively.

ETSU returns home next weekend for more Atlantic Sun action against Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky. The Lady Bucs battle Lipscomb Friday at 2 p.m., followed by NKU Saturday at noon.

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