Friday, May 23, 2008
For junior Enrique Olivares (
Despite the loss, Olivares enjoyed a spectacular season and run this week in
In the first set of the match, both players held serve early on, but with Smith leading 3-2, he was able to force a break on Olivares and take a 4-2 advantage. From there, that shifted momentum and Smith cruised his way to an opening set victory, 6-2.
Smith, the nation's 24th ranked player, made it a straight set win by jumping out to a quick 3-1 lead and advanced into Saturday's quarterfinals by taking the second set, 6-2.
"Enrique went up against a great player today and
Olivares, who entered the match ranked No. 57, wrapped up the year with a 27-8 record; while Smith jumped his mark to 32-10.
The good news for both ETSU and Olivares is he has one more year left with the Bucs and he can use this stellar run to carry into his senior season in 2008-09. .
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