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Women’s Tennis Drops Season Opener

by | Jan 26, 2021

Davidson’s Elizabeth Truluck in a match in early 2020.


DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson women’s tennis team fell to East Tennessee State this afternoon, dropping the match 7-0 to the Bucs in the Wildcats’ 2020-21 season opener.

The ‘Cats dropped the doubles point to ETSU, but Mira Gladstone and Elizabeth Truluck picked up a win on the No. 2 doubles court, downing the Bucs 7-6 after winning the tiebreaker.

Davidson was swept across the singles matches, but redshirt-junior Nicole Krykanov forced a third set split (6-4, 0-6, 3-6) in just her second career appearance for the Wildcats. Krykanov competed from the No. 2 singles court, while freshmen Ava Ignatowich and Charlotte James made their college tennis debuts this afternoon, from the No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Josie Schaffer battled from the top singles court, pushing ETSU’s Laylo Bakhodirova to 6-4, 6-3 decisions.

The Wildcats dropped to 0-1 on the season, while the Bucs improved to 1-2, as Davidson will return to the court next Saturday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m. to take on Presbyterian College. The match will be played from inside the Knobloch Tennis Center.

ETSU 7, Davidson 0

Singles Results
1. Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Josie Schaffer (DAVW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Alejandra Morales (ETSU) def. Nicole Krykanov (DAVW) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
3. A Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Mira Gladstone (DAVW) 6-1, 6-3
4. Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) def. Ava Ignatowich (DAVW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Maria Carvajal (ETSU) def. Franny Shea (DAVW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Yunuen Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Charlotte James (DAVW) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles Results
1. Alejandra Morales/Mayya Gorbunova (ETSU) def. Nicole Krykanov/Josie Schaffer (DAVW) 6-4
2. Elizabeth Truluck/Mira Gladstone (DAVW) def. Laylo Bakhodirova/Emilia Alfaro (ETSU) 7-6 (4-0)
3. A Pascual-Larrinaga/Maria Carvajal (ETSU) def. Franny Shea/Ava Ignatowich (DAVW) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)

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