Bucs defeat College of Charleston, 6-1

Sunday, March 26, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 26, 2006) - The ETSU men's tennis team defeated former Southern Conference foe, College of Charleston, 6-1 at the Memorial Center in Johnson City on Sunday. The Bucs are now 17-5 on the year while the Cougars fall to 15-2 with the loss.

 

The Bucs took the lead early by winning the doubles point. In No. 1 doubles Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Juan Crosa (Asuncion, Paraguay) defeated Or Dekel and Marcus DiGliodo, 8-1 and Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) and Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) defeated Mike Reynolds and Omer Abramovich, 8-5, at the No. 2 position to clench the doubles point. In the No. 3 doubles match Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated James Petit and Justin Malina, 8-4.

 

In singles action, Oscar Posada was defeated by Or Dekel, 2-6, 6-2, 10-7, in the No. 1 slot, while Felix Insaurralde defeated Marcus DiGliodo, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 position. In No. 3 singles, Juan Crosa defeated Justin Malina, 6-4, 6-1. In the No. 4 position, freshman Enrique Olivares defeated Omer Abramovich, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8, while in the No. 5 slot Lisandro Picardo defeated Mike Reynolds, 6-1, 6-1. Sophomore Sebastian Serrano defeated Perry Allen, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 6 position.

 

"I think we played extremely well today. I'm very satisfied with our performance today. We had a chance to sweep but Oscar wasn't able to close out. I think overall it was a solid team performance against a very strong Charleston team," said head coach Yaser Zaatini.

 

ETSU's next match is scheduled for next Sunday, April 2 when the Buccaneers travel to Rock Hill, S.C to take on Winthrop at 11 a.m.

 

ETSU 6, CoC 1

 

Singles

 

No. 1- Or Dekel (CoC) def. Oscar Posada (ETSU) 2-6 6-2, 10-7

No. 2- Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Marcus DiGliodo (CoC) 6-3, 6-2

No. 3- Juan Crosa (ETSU) def. Justin Malina (CoC) 6-4, 6-1

No. 4- Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Omer Abramovich (CoC) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8

No. 5- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Mike Reynolds (CoC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 6- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Perry Allen (CoC) 6-2, 6-4

 

Doubles

 

No. 1- Posada/Crosa (ETSU) def. Dekel/DiGliodo (CoC) 8-1

No. 2- Insaurralde/Picardo (ETSU) def. Reynolds/Abramovich (CoC) 8-5

No. 3- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Petit/Malina (CoC) 8-4

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