Johnson City, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State could not overcome three singles wins by Brown University to drop a non-conference match, 4-2 this afternoon from Charleston, S.C.
Two matches that the Bucs were leading were not finished because of inclement weather. At No. 3 singles, Pablo Sahagun was leading when rain forced his match with Alex Walden to be halted. Sahagun and David Poole were also leading at No. 3 doubles when rain washed away their match.
At No. 1 doubles, Gustavo Gomez propelled his winning streak to 19 straight matches, as he handily defeated Chris Wolfe 6-0,6-0. Juan Yannuzzi also helped the Bucs cause as he defeated Nick Malone 6-4,6-1 at No. 2 singles. Chris Drake put Brown on the board as he defeated Roberto Fernandez at No. 4 singles 6-0,5-7,6-2. Antonio Bugge dropped his No. 5 singles match to Ben Brier 6-0,6-2. No. 6 singles saw Francisco Diaz come up short against Kris Goddard, losing by a count of 6-2,6-4.
Brown earned the doubles point with Malone and Jamie Cerretani taking the No.1 doubles match over Gomez and Fernandez 8-3. No. 2 doubles also saw a Brown victory as Wolf and Drake defeated Yannuzzi and Diaz 8-5.
The loss drops the Bucs to 8-9 on the year. The Bucs will get back into Southern Confernce competition by hosting the College of Charleston on April. 8 at the ETSU Tennis Center.
Singles 1. Gustavo Gomez (ETSU) def. Chris Wolfe (BU) 6-0,6-0 2. Juan Yannuzzi (ETSU) def. Nick Malone (BU) 6-4,6-1 3. Pablo Sahagun (ETSU) vs. Alex Walden (BU) 6-1,4-6, 3-0, DNF 4. Chris Drake (BU) def. Roberto Fernandez (ETSU) 6-0,5-7,6-2 5. Ben Brier (BU) def. Antonio Bugge (ETSU) 6-0,6-2 6. Kris Goddard (BU) def. Francisco Diaz (ETSU) 6-2,6-4
Doubles 1. Malone/Jamie Cerretani (BU) def. Gomez/Fernandez (ETSU) 8-3 2. Wolf/Drake (BU) def. Yannuzzi/Diaz (ETSU) 8-5 3. Sahagun/David Poole vs. Goddard/J.R. Argo (BU) 7-6, DNF