Men's Tennis Continues To Roll at USC Invite

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Columbia, S.C. (October 19, 2002) - East Tennessee State's men's tennis team advanced two singles players into Sunday's semi-finals round and one doubles team to the finals following a successful day two at the South Carolina Fall Invitational. ETSU's Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) defeated Wofford's Kent Ball (6-3, 5-7, 6-1) and was victorious over Mark Finnegan of Georgia Southern (6-3, 6-2) in order to advance to the semis. Sophomore Federico Ochoa (Manizales, Colombia) also had good day, knocking off College of Charleston's Cave Figueiredo (4-6, 6-2, 6-3) and Michael Jezt of Armstrong Atlantic (7-6, 2-6, 6-3). Also senior Francisco Diaz (Weston, Fla.) defeated Christian Rybertt of Jacksonville State (6-2, 4-6, 7-6) and Armstrong Atlantic's Tim Offerman (7-6, 6-1) in order to advance to the finals of the consolation bracket. In Flight B-1 doubles action, Buccaneer tandem Francisco Diaz/Moises Serrano advanced to Sunday's finals after Alabama-Birmingham's duo had to withdraw because of injury. Diaz/Serrano will face North Carolina State's Rehman Esmail/Will Shaw for the championship. Singles Results - Day two - 2002 South Carolina Fall Invitational Francisco Diaz d. Christian Rybertt (Jacksonville State), 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 Francisco Diaz d. Tim Offermann (Armstrong Atlantic), 7-6 (3), 6-1 John Janssen (James Madison) d. Moises Serrano, 6-3, 6-2 Diego Iglesias d. Kent Ball (Wofford), 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 Diego Iglesias d. Mark Finnegan (Georgia Southern), 6-3, 6-2 Federico Ochoa d. Cave Figueiredo (Coll. of Charleston), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Federico Ochoa d. Michael Jezt (Armstrong Atlantic), 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 Alejandro Salazar d. Aly Mandour (USC-Spartanburg), 6-3, 6-2) Chris Conyer (Virginia) d. Alejandro Salazar, 6-1, 6-3 Doubles Results Flight A-1 Ben Atkinson/Angelo Niculescu (S. Carolina) d. Salazar/Iglesias, 3-0, Ret. (Inj.) Flight B-1 Diaz/Serrano d. Bill Brehmer/Miles Lizic (Coll. of Charleston), 8-3 Diaz/Serrano d. Ivan Andrev/Ruben Zrihen (UAB), Default (inj.)
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