Bucs tennis defeats Lipscomb, Belmont

Sunday, March 19, 2006

(March 19, 2006) - The ETSU men's tennis team continued their winning streak as they defeated conference opponent Lipscomb, 7-0 and Belmont, 6-1. The Bucs are now 14-5 on the year while the Bisons fall to 1-9 with the loss and the Bruins fall to 1-5.

 

In the first match of the day the Buccaneers claimed the doubles point with wins in all three positions. In the No. 1 position Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Juan Crosa (Asuncion, Paraguay) defeated Mike Sherman and Andrew Harris, 8-3 while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated Colten Jones and David Carrillo, 8-3 in the No. 2 slot. In the No. 3 position Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Matt Stanley (Kingsport, Tenn.) defeated Jeff West and Andy Mizell, 8-3.

 

The Bucs dominated the Bisons in singles play, winning all six matches, five coming in straight sets. In No. 1 singles, Enrique Olivares defeated Mike Sherman, 6-0, 6-1, while Oscar Posada defeated Andrew Harris, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 position. In the No. 3 slot, Lisandro Picardo defeated Colten Jones, 6-0, 6-1. Sebastian Serrano defeated David Carrillo, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4, in the No. 4 position. In the No. 5 position Juan Crosa defeated Jeff West, 6-0, 6-2, while Matt Stanley defeated Daniel Carrillo, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 6 position.

 

In the second match against Belmont, the Bucs dominated in doubles action again two of the three positions. In the No. 1 position Oscar Posada and Juan Crosa defeated Fausto Rocha and Javier Rodriguez, 8-5, while Enrique Olivares and Sebastian Serrano defeated Felipe Lima and Felipe Abreu, 8-2 in the No. 2 position. In No. 3 doubles Lisandro Picardo and Matt Stanley were defeated by Ignacio Gesto and Alex Gillott after a hard fought match, 8-7 (5).

 

In singles play Felipe Lima defeated Oscar Posada, 6-4, 6-3, while Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) defeated Fausto Rocha, 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 2 position. In No. 3 singles Enrique Olivares defeated Alex Gillott, 6-1, 6-2 and Juan Crosa defeated Ignacio Gesto in the No. 4 position. Lisandro Picardo defeated Javier Rodriguez, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5 position while Sebastian Serrano defeated Felipe Abreu in the No. 6 slot.

 

The Buccaneers next match is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, to take on conference foe Mercer in Johnson City, Tenn. at 3 p.m.

 

ETSU 7, LU 0

Singles
Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Mike Sherman (LU) 6-0, 6-1

Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Andrew Harris (LU) 6-3, 6-4

Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Colten Jones (LU) 6-0, 6-1

Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. David Carrillo (LU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-4

Juan Crosa (ETSU) def. Jeff West (LU) 6-0, 6-2

Matt Stanley (ETSU) def. Daniel Carrillo (LU) 6-4, 6-2

 

Doubles

Posada/Crosa (ETSU) def. Sherman/Harris (LU) 8-3

Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Jones/Carrillo (LU) 8-3

Picardo/Stanley (ETSU) def. West/Mizell (LU) 8-3

 

 

ETSU 6, BU 1

Singles
Felipe Lima (BU) def. Oscar Posada (ETSU) - 6-4, 6-3
Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Fausto Rocha (BU) - 6-3, 6-3
Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Alex Gillott (BU) - 6-1, 6-2
Juan Crosa (ETSU) def. Ignacio Gesto (BU)
Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Javier Rodriguez (BU) - 6-2, 6-3
Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Felipe Abreu (BU)

Doubles
Crosa/Posada (ETSU) def. Rocha/Rodriguez (BU) - 8-5
Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Lima/Abreu (BU) - 8-2
Gesto/Gillott (BU) def. Picardo/Matt Stanley (ETSU) - 8-7 (5)

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