MACON, Ga. – The Mercer women's tennis team was shutout in its Atlantic Sun Conference match on Friday afternoon against the visiting East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers, 7-0.
The loss drops the Bears to 5-14 on the year and 1-6 in A-Sun play while ETSU moves to 13-5 on the year and 7-0 in conference to clinch the No. 1 seed in the upcoming A-Sun tournament. The Lady Bucs controlled the match from the start and did not allow the Bears to win a set in any of the matches.
Mercer's doubles teams accounted for just three total games in the three matches to drop the doubles point early on. In singles play, the Lady Bucs took down all six Mercer players in straight-sets. Freshman Roxy Bartz saw her two-match winning streak come to an end on Friday, as she fell to ETSU's Giulia Andreazza, 6-0, 6-3.
Fellow freshman Isabel Dennis continued her strong freshman campaign at the No. 1 singles position, plucking the most games against one of the top players in the A-Sun in ETSU's Antonia Kolovou. Kolovou was pushed in the first set 6-4 by Dennis, by pulled out the win by taking the second set 6-0.
Mercer finishes out its regular season tomorrow at home against the visiting USC Upstate Spartans at 10 a.m.
ETSU 7, Mercer University 0
1. Antonia Kolovou (ETSU) def. Isabel Dennis (MER_W) 6-4, 6-0
2. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Lucie Payrat (MER_W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) def. Roxy Bartz (MER_W) 6-0, 6-3
4. Anna Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Liza Klyachkin (MER_W) 6-0, 6-2
5. Salma Dahbi (ETSU) def. Natalie Franklin (MER_W) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Amanda Bertani (MER_W) 6-0, 6-0
1. Anna Gerbasi/Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Lucie Payrat/Isabel Dennis (MER_W) 8-1
2. Antonia Kolovou/Salma Dahbi (ETSU) def. Roxy Bartz/Natalie Franklin (MER_W) 8-2
3. Jessica Brumit/Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) def. Amanda Bertani/Liza Klyachkin (MER_W) 8-0
Mercer University 5-14
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,4,6,5,1,3)