BRISTOL, Tenn. – The FGCU women’s tennis team had to play its match indoors and ETSU came away with a 7-0 victory on Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. at the Bristol Racquet Club.
The Eagles fall to 5-8 (2-2 A-Sun) on the season and ETSU improves to 6-7 (3-1 A-Sun).
FGCU opened the match by losing a competitive doubles point to fall behind 1-0 against the Bucs. Junior Morgan Bechtel (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) and freshman Marina Diez (Miami, Fla./West Broward HS) lost to Paula Jaime and Marine Wieliczko, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles. The team of sophomore Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/DeKuilen HS) and freshman Sarah Means (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wiregrass Ranch HS) battled to a tough 9-8 (7-4) loss at No. 3 doubles against Giulia Andreazza and Jessica Brumit.
In the final doubles match, senior Jen Evans (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS) and Gyanna Mandic (Oshowa, Canada/Edison Academies) lost in another tiebreaker against Karina Kedzo and Diana Navrostska, 9-8 (7-4), at No. 2 doubles.
In singles, the Eagles playing for the first time indoors fell behind 3-0 after Wieliczko won against Diez, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Andreazza defeated Evans, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
ETSU clinched the match as Kedzo took down Bechtel, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4 singles and pushed the lead to 5-0 after Navrostska won against Botha, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.
At No. 1 singles, Means lost in straight sets against Jaime, 6-4, 6-0 and in the final match Mandic lost against Brumit, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Mandic lost the second set tiebreaker 7-5 to give the Bucs a clean sweep.
The Green and Blue return home to face UNF on Thursday, March 29 at 12 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Results and recaps will be available on www.FGCUathletics.com after each match this season.
ETSU 7, FGCU 0
1. Paula Jaime (ETSU) def. Sarah Means (FGCU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) def. Jen Evans (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Marine Wieliczko (ETSU) def. Marina Diez (FGCU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Karina Kedzo (ETSU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Diana Navrostska (ETSU) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
1. Paula Jaime/Marine Wieliczko (ETSU) def. Morgan Bechtel/Marina Diez (FGCU) 8-1
2. Karina Kedzo/Diana Navrostska (ETSU) def. Jen Evans/Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Giulia Andreazza/Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Sarah Means/Bettina Botha (FGCU) 9-8 (7-4)
FGCU 5-8, 2-2 A-Sun
ETSU 6-7, 3-1 A-Sun T-3:38