Season in review for the 2004-05 SoCon Regular Season and Tournament Championship ETSU men's tennis team

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 18, 2005) - Who says no one's perfect, the East Tennessee State University men's tennis team has now disproved that saying two years in a row by recording back-to-back undefeated Southern Conference Regular Season Championship and Tournament Championship Titles (2004 and 2005) on a winning streak of 26 matches against Southern Conference opponents. Winning the SoCon tournament gave the Buccaneers an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, their fourth in the history of Buccaneer men's tennis and second under the leadership of Head Coach Yaser Zaatini in his third year at ETSU....


Men's tennis falls in first round of NCAA Tournament to No. 14 Tennessee, 4-0

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team fell to No. 14 the University of Tennessee by a score of 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the UT campus....


ETSU Men's Tennis prepares for Opening Round of NCAA Championships against No. 14 Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 12, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team (20-3, 10-0 SoCon) prepares for their fourth appearance in the NCAA team tournament in which they will face interstate rival the 14th-ranked Tennessee (14-8, 6-5 SEC) in the opening round. The two teams will face each other in regional action on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at UT's Varsity Outdoor Courts in Knoxville, Tenn. GAME MATCHUP ...


Men's tennis to face No. 14 Tennessee in first round of NCAA Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2005) - The NCAA announced today that the East Tennessee State men's tennis team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to face in state rival No. 14 Tennessee in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The match will be played on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m....


Insaurralde named SoCon men's tennis athlete of the month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 3, 2005) - The Southern Conference announced today that East Tennessee State's Felix Insaurralde has been named as the Southern Conference's men's tennis athlete of the month for the April....


Men's tennis claim SoCon Tournament Championship Title with 4-0 win over UT Chattanooga

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 24, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team captured the SoCon Tennis Tournament Championship with a 4-0 win over seventh seeded UTC Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon at the Earle Tennis Center on The Citadel campus. The Bucs extend their winning streak to 18 matches and a 20-3 record closing the season for the Mocs....


Men's tennis defeats The Citadel 4-1 to advance to finals

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 23, 2005) - The No. 1 seeded East Tennessee State men's tennis team defeated fourth seeded The Citadel in the semifinals of the SoCon Championship Tennis Tournament at the Earle Tennis Center on The Citadel campus on Saturday afternoon to advance to the semifinals. East Tennessee State (19-3 overall) picks up their 17th straight win and ends the season for The Citadel....


Men's tennis advances to SoCon Championship Semifinals with 4-0 win over Appalachian State

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 22, 2005) - The No. 1 seeded East Tennessee State men's tennis team defeated the No. 9 seed Appalachian State 4-0 on the Farmfield Courts in their first match of the SoCon Championship Tournament on Friday morning to advance to the semifinals. East Tennessee State picks up their 16th straight win and are now 18-3 overall, while the Mountaineers end their season with a 9-14 record....


Eleven ETSU men's and women's tennis players named as 2005 SoCon All-Conference Selections

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April. 21, 2005) - The Southern Conference announced today the 2005 Men's and Women's Tennis All-Conference teams as well as the Players of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year and the Sportsmanship Awards. A total of 11 ETSU student-athletes were recognized as voted on by the league's head tennis coaches....


Men's tennis clinches SoCon Regular Season Title with 6-1 win over Terriers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis team clinched the SoCon Regular Season Title with a 6-1 win in their match against the Wofford Terriers on senior day in a Friday afternoon contest at the ETSU Tennis Courts. East Tennessee State picks up their 15th straight win and are now 17-3 overall and 10-0 in SoCon play. This is the second consecutive season the Bucs have finished the regular season with a perfect record to clinch the SoCon title. With the loss, the Terriers fall to 5-3, 7-13....


Men's tennis edges Eagles, 6-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 9, 2005) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team flew past the Georgia Southern Eagles in a 6-1 decision on Saturday afternoon at the ETSU Tennis Courts. The Bucs pick up their 14th straight win and are now 16-3 overall and 9-0 in SoCon play, while the Eagles drop to 3-15, 2-5. ...


Posada named SoCon men's tennis athlete of the month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April. 5, 2005) - The Southern Conference today announced that East Tennessee State's Oscar Posada has been named as the Southern Conference's men's tennis athlete of the month for the March....


Men's tennis sweeps Phoenix, 7-0

ELON, N.C. (April 3, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis team continued its success in the SoCon with a 7-0 victory over Elon University on Sunday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. East Tennessee State improves to 14-3 overall earning their 12th straight victory and remains perfect in conference play 7-0, while Elon falls to 5-12, 0-7....


Buccaneer men's tennis defeats Spartans, 7-0

GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 3, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis team finished its suspended match against the Spartans Sunday afternoon with a sweep of singles for a 7-0 final. East Tennessee State picks up their 13th straight win is now 15-3 overall and 8-0 in the SoCon, while UNC Greensboro falls to 3-17, 1-7....


Posada tabbed TIAA-CREF SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 30, 2005) - The Southern Conference today named East Tennessee State men's tennis player Oscar Posada as the TIAA-CREF Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of March 30....


Men's tennis soars past Winthrop Eagles, 6-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 30, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis team dropped the Winthop Eagles, 6-1 in a Wednesday afternoon contest on the ETSU tennis courts. East Tennessee State is now 13-3 overall earning their 11th straight victory, while Winthrop drops to 14-4....


Posada earns SoCon men's tennis player of the week honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 29, 2005) - Oscar Posada, a sophomore from Valencia, Venezuela, has been named as the Southern Conference's men's tennis player of the week for the week of March 29....


Men's tennis edges Chattanooga, 6-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 27, 2005) - East Tennessee State defeated UT Chattanooga by a score of 6-1 in a windy battle on Sunday afternoon on the ETSU tennis courts. With the win, the Bucs pick up their 10th straight victory and improve to 12-3 overall and 6-0 in SoCon action. The Mocs are dealt the loss and fall to 14-6, 4-3. ...


Men's tennis silences Appalachian State, 7-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 25, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis team swept their match against the Mountaineers by a score of 7-0 on the ETSU tennis courts Friday afternoon for their ninth straight win. East Tennessee State improves to 11-3 overall and remains perfect in the SoCon at 5-0, while Appalachian State drops to 5-8, 1-3....


Men's tennis defeats SoCon rival Furman, 6-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 23, 2005) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team defeated longtime Southern Conference rival the Furman Paladins in a thrilling 6-1 match Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Center. The Bucs are now 10-3 overall, 4-0 in the SoCon with their eighth straight win, while the Paladins are dealt their first SoCon loss and fall to 7-11, 2-1....


Men's tennis picks up seventh straight win, defeats Wildcats 6-1

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Mar. 17, 2005) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team handed Davidson it's first SoCon loss of the season on Thursday afternoon. With their seventh straight match victory, the Bucs are 9-3 overall and remain perfect in the SoCon 3-0, while Davidson drops to 7-6, 2-1....


ETSU men's tennis edges University of Texas San Antonio, 5-2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 12, 2005) - The Buccaneer men's tennis extended recorded their sixth straight match win with a 5-2 victory over the University of Texas San Antonio at Memorial Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, ETSU improves to 8-3 overall, while UTSA drops to 7-2....


Men's tennis defeats Florida A&M, 7-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 6, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis extended their winning streak to five matches with a sweep of Florida A&M at home in a 7-0 final. With the win, the Bucs are now 7-3 overall, 2-0 in the SoCon, while FAMU drops to 5-5. ...


Insaurralde tabbed SoCon Men's Tennis Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 9, 2005) - Felix Insaurralde of East Tennessee State has been named the SoCon Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 9....


Men's tennis sweeps The Citadel, 7-0

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 6, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis blanked The Citadel Bulldogs 7-0 to pick up their second straight SoCon win of the season. The Bucs are now 6-3 overall, 2-0 in the SoCon, while the Bulldogs are 3-4, 1-1 on the season. ...


Men's tennis opens SoCon action with 6-1 win over Cougars

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 3, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis won their first SoCon match of the 2005 season against tennis rival the College of Charleston 6-1 at Patriot's Point. With the win, the Bucs improve to 5-3 overall, 1-0 in the SoCon, while the Cougars fall to 4-2, 1-1 with the loss....


Men's tennis downs Tennessee Tech, 4-3

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2005) - Buccaneer men's tennis won their match against Tennessee Tech University 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Fairfielf Glade in Crossville. ETSU's two doubles wins were the difference, as both teams won three singles matches....


Men's tennis defeats Yale Bulldogs, 5-2

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Feb. 19, 2005) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis defeated the Yale Bulldogs this afternoon in Blacksburg, Va. by a score of 5-2. The Bucs improve to 3-3 with the win, while Yale falls to 1-3 overall....


East Tennessee State ties for top spot in men's tennis SoCon preseason poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 11, 2005) - East Tennessee State and College of Charleston tied for the top position in the 2005 Southern Conference men's tennis preseason poll as voted on by the league's coaches. ...


Men's tennis drops match to No. 22 Tennessee, 6-1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team fell to interstate rival No. 22 Tennessee 6-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center. The Bucs drop to 2-3 with the loss, while UT improves to 4-1 on the season....


Buc tennis falls to Demon Deacons, 7-0

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team fell to No. 43 Wake Forest 7-0 in their fourth match of the season. The Bucs are now 2-2 on the year, while the Deacons are 1-0 with the win. ...


Men's tennis blanks Norfolk State, 5-0

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 23, 2004) - The No. 72 ranked East Tennessee State University men's tennis team defeated Norfolk State, 5-0 in the second day of the annual VCU 4-1 Invitational at the Thalhimer Tennis Center....


ETSU Men's Tennis opens with win to Campbell, but falls to American at VCU Invitational

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 22, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team, currently No. 72 in the ITA rankings, opened its 2005 spring schedule with a win against Campbell 3-2 on the first day of the annual VCU 4-1 Invitational at the Thalhimer Tennis Center. However, they would lose their second match of the day to American University, 4-1....


Posada starts season at No. 33

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2004) - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced today that East Tennessee State University sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) ranked 33 in its Division I Men's Tennis National Singles Rankings. Earlier this week, the ITA announced that the East Tennessee State University men's team was ranked 72 among Division I team's....


Men's tennis No. 72 in ITA National Team Rankings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2005) - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the National Team Rankings today. The East Tennessee State University men's team placed 72 among Division I team's....


Posada seventh in ITA Mideast Regional rankings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2004) - Sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) ranks seventh in the ITA Mideast Region as named by the ITA Mideast Regional Committee....


Insauralde wins championship match at UNLV Men's Tennis Fall Invitational

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 6, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team wrapped up tournament play at the UNLV Men's Tennis Fall Invitational on Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. Select players from a total of seven schools participated in the event. Competitors include individuals from Illinois, which finished second in the nation last season, Tennessee, Fresno State, Utah, Portland, UNLV, and ETSU....


Bucs advance three to semifinals at UNLV Men's Tennis Fall Invitational

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team advanced three players in the singles brackets of the UNLV Men's Tennis Fall Invitational on Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. Select players from a total of seven schools will participate in the three-day event. Competitors include individuals from Illinois, which finished second in the nation last season, Tennessee, Fresno State, Utah, Portland, UNLV, and ETSU....


Men's tennis in Day Two of Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Championships

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team completed the second day of competition in the Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Championships held in Chapel Hill, N.C....


Men's tennis competes at Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Championships

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct. 21, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team completed day one of the Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Championships today in Chapel Hill, N.C....


Insaurralde wins at USC Fall Invitational

Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2004) - ETSU sophomore Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) won the A-1 consolation bracket at the University of South Carolina Fall Invitational on Sunday....


Day two of ETSU men's tennis at the USC Fall Invitational

Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 16, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team completed day two of the University of South Carolina Fall Invitational on Saturday night....


Fiuri and Ochoa advance at USC Fall Invitational

Columbia, S.C. (Oct. 15, 2004) - Seniors Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) and Federico Ochoa (Manizales, Columbia) advanced to the second round in their respective brackets on Friday at the University of South Carolina Fall Invitational....


Posada in the main draw of Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2004) - The first day of main draw competition began Thursday at the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) is the first Buccaneer since Gustavo Gomez in 2000 to advance to the main draw of an ITA national tournament. The main draw features 46 of the top 50 players in the preseason ITA singles rankings, who were automatic qualifiers for the final draw of 64....


Posada to compete in main draw of Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2004) - Sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) advanced to the main draw of the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament with a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win over Tony Haerle of Rice University Wednesday morning in Chattanooga, Tenn. Posada is the first Buccaneer since Gustavo Gomez in 2000 to advance to the main draw of an ITA national tournament....


Posada moves forward in day two of qualifiers at Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2004) - Sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) advanced to the third round in the qualifiers of the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament Tuesday morning in Chattanooga, Tenn....


The heat is on as Posada wins in day one of qualifiers at Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2004) - Sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) advanced to the second round in the qualifiers of the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament Monday morning in Chattanooga, Tenn. ...


Insaurralde falls in third round of Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2004) - In day two of competition at the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. ETSU sophomore Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) fell short of advancing to the qualifying round....


Men's tennis concludes play at ETSU Fall Collegiate Classic

The East Tennessee State men's tennis team wrapped up play in the ETSU Fall Collegiate Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Bell tennis courts. ...


Men's tennis finishes day one at ETSU Fall Collegiate Classic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team completed its first day of competition at the ETSU Fall Collegiate Classic on Friday afternoon at the Liberty Bell tennis courts....


Things heat up for ETSU men's tennis at Icy/Hot ITA All American Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team opened competition at the ICY/HOT ITA All American Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. today with two pre-qualifying matches by sophomore Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay)....


Buccaneer Men's Tennis finishes play in Southern Intercollegiate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team concluded play Sunday afternoon in the 37th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships Friday from the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga....


Posada advances to quarterfinals of Southern Intercollegiate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2004) - East Tennessee State sophomore Oscar Posada (Valencia, Valenzuela) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division I singles bracket in the 37th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships Saturday from the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga....


ETSU Men's Tennis completes day one of Southern Intercollegiate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2004) - East Tennessee State men's tennis opened play in the 37th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships Friday from the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. ...


Men's tennis gears up for Southern Intercollegiate Championships

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 23, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team will participate in their first fall tournament this weekend. The 37th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships will be hosted by The University of Georgia at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. This year's field consists of 27 teams and 151 players. ...


Posada breaks into ITA rankings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2004) - After a stellar first season with the Buccaneers, Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) has been selected by the ITA to the 105th slot in the ITA National Preseason Singles Rankings. Posada is the first Buccaneer player to rank nationally in singles since Gustavo Gomez in 2000. ...