Choo gets marquee win over nationally-ranked opponent

Saturday, November 09, 2013

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2013) - In the team's final weekend of fall play, junior Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia) gave the ETSU women's tennis squad a premiere win to build upon heading into spring competition.

Choo picked up a marquee win on the second day of the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic, beating 35th-ranked Britney Sanders of Notre Dame, 6-0, 4-6, 10-2.

The win marked the highest-ranked opponent Choo has even beaten.

"Today's win will give Tessie the belief that she can win against these top-ranked players," ETSU head coach Travis Sandlant said. "She has played these types of players close all year, so it's good to see her finally pull one out."

Teammate Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela) was unable to overcome a narrow first set loss, falling to Princeton's Sivan Crems, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1.

Over the two days of competition in the tournament, Choo has amassed a singles record of 2-1, while Gerbasi went 0-3. Together, Choo and Gerbasi competed in doubles play, falling to Notre Dame's Molly O'Koniewski and Julie Sabacinski, 6-2, 7-5.

Despite the mixed results of the weekend, Sandlant is looking forward to building upon these performances as the team looks ahead to spring competition.

"It's the last tournament for the year," Sandlant said. "We are going to stay fit and work on our explosiveness before we start back up for spring."

RESULTS

Sivan Crems (Princeton) d. Gerbasi, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Choo d. No. 35 Britney Sanders (Notre Dame), 6-0, 4-6, 10-2

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU