Saturday, January 24, 2009
The 39th-ranked Bucs came out of the gate strong as senior Alex Ahlgren (
Unfortunately the ETSU lead wouldn't last long as freshman Charles Bottoni (Bois Guillaume, France) and sophomore Grega Teraz (Mojstrana, Slovenia) dropped its doubles contest to 21st-ranked Boris Conkic and Matteo Fago, 8-5, while the Bucs duo of freshman Robin Akser (Ormskoldsvik, Sweden) and junior Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Spain) fell to Christian Hansen and Jeremy Tweedt, 6-4 giving the Vols the doubles point.
As singles play opened,
However, just as it looked like the Bucs regained their stride, both Alex Ahlgren and Robin Akser dropped both of their singles contests, giving the Vols a demanding 5-1 lead. Daniel Isaza closed out the scoring as he dropped a hard-fought three-set match, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 to Tennessee's Christian Hansen.
ETSU looks to get back on the winning side as they return to action against Big Ten Conference member
Alex Ahlgren/Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Davey Sandgren/John-Patrick Smith (Tennessee) , 9-7
No. 21 Boris Conkic/Matteo Fago (Tennessee) def. Charles Bottoni/Grega Teraz (ETSU), 8-5
Christian Hansen/Jeremy Tweedt (Tennessee) def. Robin Akser/Daniel Isaza (ETSU), 8-3
No. 50 John-Patrick Smith (
Charles Bottoni (ETSU) def. Davey Sandgren (Tennessee), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 103 Boris Conkic (Tennessee) def. Grega Teraz (ETSU), 6-2, 6-0
Maetteo Fago (Tennessee) def. Alex Ahlgren (ETSU), 6-4, 6-2
Jeremy Tweedt (
Christian Hansen (
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