Men's Tennis Prepares to Open Spring Season

Thursday, January 13, 2000

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The men's tennis program will open its spring season with a dual match at the University of Tennessee on January 15 at 6 p.m.

The Bucs' first home match will be against Murray State on January 16. The match will be played on the Mini Dome courts and is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

The Bucs begin the spring season ranked 52nd nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. It is the highest ranking in program history. ETSU is ranked No. 6 in Region II, also its best rankings in school history.

Junior Gustavo Gomez (Balcarce, Argentina) is ranked 67th nationally. Freshman Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina) is ranked No. 16 in Region II. The doubles team of Gomez and sophomore Roberto Fernandez (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is ranked No. 7 in Region II.

Tennessee is ranked #9 nationally in the ITA pre-season poll. The Volunteers are led by Mark Parsons (#17) and Peter Handoyo (#18) who are ranked in the top-20 nationally.

Other Tennis Notes:
The East Tennessee State University tennis program will hold its fifth-annual Snow Volleys Doubles Championships from January 16-23, 2000 in ETSU's Memorial Center.

In addition to being an adult indoor doubles tournament, the Snow Volleys Championships offers the community a chance to meet members of the Buccaneer tennis program.

ETSU's Snow Volleys is sponsored by Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery Group, Klein & Associates, Telescan, Gastrointestinal Associates of Northeast Tennessee and NN Ball & Roller, Inc.

  • The ETSU tennis program has added a mid-year freshman, Francisco Diaz. Diaz has played the last two years at Western High School in Weston, Fla. Diaz, a native of Mexico, is ranked in the Mexican junior circuit.
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    MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
    Oct 12 2nd of 15
    WSOC ETSU 5 Charleston, S.C.
    Oct 12 Citadel 3
    MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
    Oct 15 ETSU 1
    MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
    Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    MTEN ETSU
    Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
    Oct 17 15th of 16
    WTEN ETSU
    Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
    Oct 17 2 of 10
    WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
    Oct 17 1 of 10
    MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
    Oct 17 Results
    VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
    Oct 17 ETSU 3
    WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
    Oct 17 ETSU 7
    WTEN ETSU
    Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    MTEN ETSU
    Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
    Oct 18 Results
    VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
    Oct 18 ETSU 3
    MSOC Wofford 3 2OT
    Oct 18 ETSU 3
    WTEN ETSU
    Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
    MTEN ETSU
    Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals