Men's tennis advances to SoCon Championship Semifinals with 4-0 win over Appalachian State
Oscar Posada won his matches at singles and doubles to help ETSU win 4-0 against the Mountaineers.
Oscar Posada won his matches at singles and doubles to help ETSU win 4-0 against the Mountaineers.

Friday, April 22, 2005

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.

The Bucs started the match by earning the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 3 slots. Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) defeated Ryan Brookshaw and Andrew Taylor 8-1, while Moisés Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated Alex Probst and Robert Hogewood 8-5.

At singles ETSU picked up three singles wins to clinch the Buccaneer victory. Those wins came from Posada at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0), Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) at No. 2 (6-2, 6-1) and Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) at No. 5 (6-1, 6-3).

The Bucs will now face The Citadel, who is the fourth seed, in the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament tomorrow beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Earle Tennis Center on The Citadel campus.

ETSU 4, Appalachian State 0

Doubles

1. Posada/Fiuri (ETSU) d. Brookshaw/Taylor (ASU) 8-1

2. Picardo/Insaurralde (ETSU) d. Dimitrov/Waters (ASU) DNF

3. M. Serrano/S.Serrano (ETSU) d. Probst/Robert Hogewood (ASU) 8-5

Singles

1. Oscar Posada (ETSU) d. Alex Probst (ASU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) d. Dimitar Dimitrov (ASU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) vs. Ryan Brookshaw (ASU) DNF

4. Moisés Serrano (ETSU) vs. Andrew Waters (ASU) DNF

5. Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) d. Andrew Taylor (ASU) 6-1, 6-3

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB Mercer University 49 Final
Feb 21 ETSU 70
BB ETSU 2 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 21 UNC-Asheville 3
MBB ETSU 59 F
Feb 21 Chattanooga 67
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 22 Results
BB ETSU 10 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 Pittsburgh 4
BB ETSU 9 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 USC Upstate 2
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 23 Results
WBB ETSU 46 Final
Feb 23 Samford University 69
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28
SB ETSU Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28, 12:00 p.m. UMBC vs. Morehead St.
BB Butler Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28, 1:05 p.m. ETSU
SB ETSU Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28, 2:00 p.m. Morehead St.