Elon Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 73 ETSU, 6-1

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University women’s tennis team fell to No. 73 East Tennessee State 6-1 on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Eria Braschi earned Elon’s (2-8) lone point in the match with a win at No. 2 singles. East Tennessee State (9-0) clinched the match at No. 1 singles as Lyn Yee Choo earned a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 victory.

ETSU clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 victory on court one. Braschi and Taylor Casey were leading 5-3 and 40-15 with three match points on the racket before the match was called.

Choo clinched the victory for East Tennessee State with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles against Olivia Lucas. Braschi earned Elon’s lone point in the match with a 6-2, 4-6, 4-2 win after Regina Nychytailova retired in the third set.

Up Next
The Phoenix faces Colonial Athletic Association foe UNCW on Thursday, March 3, at the Jimmy Powelll Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
East Tennessee State vs Elon
Feb 28, 2016 at Elon, N.C.
(Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)
#73 East Tennessee State 6, Elon 1

Singles competition
1. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Olivia Lucas (ELON) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
2. Erica Braschi (ELON) def. Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) 6-2, 4-6, 4-2, retired
3. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Suzanne Zenoni (ELON) 6-4, 6-3
4. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Natalia Janowicz (ELON) 6-2, 6-3
5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Taylor Casey (ELON) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
6. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Maria Paraja (ELON) 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Kirsten Ward/Natalia Janowicz (ELON) 6-4
2. Taylor Casey/Erica Braschi (ELON) vs. Ioanna Markesini/Marina Espana (ETSU) 5-3, unfinished
3. Melissa Esguerra/Regina Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Olivia Lucas/Suzanne Zenoni (ELON) 6-3

Match Notes:
East Tennessee State 9-0; National ranking #73
Elon 2-8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,4,1,6,2,5)