East Tennessee State

First Round: Tennessee (L, 0-4) 

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SCHOOL/RECORD: East Tennessee State (17-7)
CONFERENCE: Atlantic Sun
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Steve Brooks (103-80)
BEST NCAA FINISH: Fell to No. 12-ranked Vanderbilt 4-0, during the first-round of the 2006 tourney… it marked the first time in school history that the Lady Bucs made the big dance and tied a school record with a final ITA ranking of 75th.

2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Won its third A-Sun regular season title in school history and second tournament title… enters the tournament on a eight match winning streak…only A-Sun school to play two ITA ranked teams this spring

PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: No. 109 junior Yevgeniya Stupak earned her first A-Sun Player of the Year award… Local Johnson City native and senior Tara Byrne broke the all-time conference and school record for career wins with 108 singles victories… Stupak, Byrne and freshmen Paula Jaime and Karina Kedzo all earned all A-Sun honors, while sophomore Tara Sheets, Stupak and Byrne (MVP) earned all-tournament honors… Stupak also had road wins against eight players from ITA ranked teams, while winning the UNC/Duke Kitty Hawk Invitational, Virginia Tech Fall Invitational and USC Upstate Fall championship.

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