Vanessa Fuleihan earned her first career singles win during the Barton match.
April 11, 2012
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women's tennis squad captured all six singles matches in straight sets and swept doubles play to record a 7-0 non-conference victory over Barton Wednesday afternoon at the ECU Tennis Complex.
The win, which also served as the Lady Pirates' sixth shutout of the 2012 campaign, improved ECU's overall spring dual match record to 9-13. Barton fell to 8-9 with the loss.
East Carolina opened the match by capturing the doubles point as all three tandems tallied 8-1 victories. Renata Bakieva and Abby Richmond defeated Mika Deane and Lindsey Frederick at No. 1, while Neena Wanko and Karling Watson posted an identical result in a No. 2 matchup against Caroline Fischer and Alicia Lasry. The Lady Pirates' No. 3 pair, Vanessa Fuleihan and Dana Gray, closed out doubles play with a triumph over Francesca Del Pozo and Lindsay Toth.
ECU continued it dominance in singles action, notching straight-set triumphs and surrendering only 11 points in the last five slots. Danielle Terpko (6-0, 6-0 at No. 2), Yilian Zhang (6-1, 6-3 at No. 3), Richmond (6-0, 6-0 at No. 4), Watson (6-2, 6-2 at No. 5) and Fuleihan (6-1, 6-2 at No. 6) all cruised to victories to secure the team win. Deane, Barton's top-seeded player, briefly challenged Natalie Collins before falling 6-4, 6-3 to close out singles play.
The Lady Pirates will wrap up the regular season this weekend by traveling to Coastal Carolina on Friday for a 3 p.m. match before facing the College of Charleston on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
EAST CAROLINA 7, BARTON 0
No. 1 - Natalie Collins (ECU) def. Mika Deane (BAR) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 - Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. Lindsey Frederick (BAR) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 - Yilian Zhang (ECU) def. Alicia Lasry (BAR) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 - Abby Richmond (ECU) def. Caroline Fischer (BAR) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 - Karling Watson (ECU) def. Lindsay Toth (BAR) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 - Vanessa Fuleihan (ECU) def. Francesca Del Pozo (BAR) 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 - Renata Bakieva/Richmond (ECU) def. Deane/Frederick (BAR) 8-1
No. 2 - Neena Wanko/Watson (ECU) def. Fischer/Lasry (BAR) 8-1
No. 3 - Fuleihan/Dana Gray (ECU) def. Del Pozo/Toth (BAR) 8-1
Team Records: Barton 8-9, East Carolina 9-13