No. 24 Tennessee tops No. 49 ETSU, 5-2
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (January 27, 2007) - The No. 49 ETSU men's tennis team fell in a hard-fought battle to the No. 24 Tennessee Volunteers Sunday, at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center in Knoxville. ETSU falls to 4-1 on the year while Tennessee improves to 3-0.

 

The Vols jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as they swept the doubles point. Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) and Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) fell to Kaden Hensel and J.P. Smith, 8-3 in the No. 1 position, 8-2, while the No. 33 tandem of Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) fell to Boris Conkic and Davey Sandgren, 8-4 in the second slot. Tennessee completed the sweep of the doubles when Matteo Fago and Jeremy Tweedt topped Lisandro Picardo (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) and Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia), 8-5 in the No. 3 position.

 

Tennessee then took a 2-0 lead as No. 28 Boris Conkic defeated Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia) in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 in the third position, but the Bucs rallied back to close the gap at 2-1 when No. 49 Enrique Olivares dropped Kaden Hensel in the top seed, 7-6(4), 6-3. The Vols were again able to increase their lead as No. 93 J.P. Smith defeated Sebastian Serrano in the No. 2 slot, 7-6(3), 6-3.

 

The Bucs closed the gap a second time at 3-2 when Lisandro Picardo rallied from a set down to defeat Matteo Fago in the No. 4 slot, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5). However it would not be enough as Davey Sandgren clinched the match for Tennessee defeating Oscar Posada in a tight battle, 7-5, 6-4. In the sixth position Chris Racz earned the final point for the Vols narrowly edging Alex Ahlgren, 7-6(5), 7-6(6).

 

The Bucs will be back in action on February 2 as they travel to Athens, Ga. to take on second-ranked and the defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. Follow all ETSU men's tennis action at www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

No. 24 Tennessee 5, No. 49 ETSU 2

Singles

No. 1- #49 Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Kaden Hensel (UT) 7-6(4), 6-3

No. 2- #93 J.P. Smith (UT) def. Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) 7-6(3), 6-3

No. 3- #28 Boris Conkic (UT) def. Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2

No. 4- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Matteo Fago (UT) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)

No. 5- Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Oscar Posada (ETSU) 7-5, 6-4

No. 6- Chris Racz (UT) def.  Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) 7-6(5), 7-6(6)

Order of Finish - 3,1,2,4,5*,6

 

Doubles

No. 1- Hensel/Smith (UT) def. Posada/Ahlgren (ETSU) 8-3

No. 2- Conkic/Sandgren (UT) def. #33 Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) 8-4

No. 3- Fago/Tweedt (UT) def. Isaza/Picardo (ETSU) 8-4

Order of Finish - 1,2*,3

 

* - deciding match

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