No. 37 ETSU Bucs look for second consecutive A-Sun title; Olivares named A-Sun Player of the Year
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2008) - The ETSU men's tennis team will look to defend their Atlantic Sun title this weekend during the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at the ETSU Tennis Center. The Bucs (20-3, 10-0), enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed for the third straight year.

 

This will be ETSU's third appearance in the A-Sun tournament. The Bucs will look to claim their second consecutive Atlantic Sun conference tournament title. They are set to face No. 8 Belmont on Friday, April 18 at 9 a.m. They dropped the Bruins, 4-0 on March 7. The match will take place at Milligan College.

 

Should the Bucs advance to the semi-finals they will take on either No. 4 Jacksonville or No. 5 Gardner-Webb. ETSU has already faced both teams this season defeating Jacksonville, 7-0 on March 28 and dropping Gardner Webb, 7-0 on April 5.

 

During Thursday night's conference banquet five Buccaneers were honored by the A-Sun office. Junior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year after a 22-5 campaign. Olivares and senior Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) were both named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First team, while seniors Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Freshman Sergio Velez (Medellin, Colombia) was named an All-Freshman Team selection. Head coach Yaser Zaatini was also honored as the Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.

 

Results from the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament can be found at www.ETSUBucs.com or www.atlanticsun.org.

 

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