Olivares and Serrano garner ITA Mideast Regional Rankings
Olivares
Olivares

Friday, December 14, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2007) - Following a history making fall tournament campaign, junior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and senior Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) each earned individual rankings and were also ranked as a doubles team as named by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Friday.

 

Olivares garnered a No. 7 ranking after compiling a 5-3 record in the fall. He defeated opponents from No. 36 Vanderbilt, No. 25 Tennessee, No. 59 Louisville, and No. 13 Wake Forest.

 

Serrano earned a No. 24 ranking compiling an 8-4 record during fall tournament play. He defeated opponents from No. 36 Vanderbilt, No. 59 Louisville, No. 39 Virginia Tech, No. 57 Mississippi State, No. 29 Auburn, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor.

 

As a duo, Olivares and Serrano were ranked No. 6 in the region. The team earned an 11-3 record making history as they defeated the No. 4 nationally ranked duo from Baylor in the Round of 32 at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships. They eventually fell in the Round of 16 to the No. 17 nationally ranked doubles team from the Georgia. Olivares and Serrano also advanced to the Quarterfinals of the ITA Mideast Regional Championships falling to the Singh and Shabaz of the University of Virginia.

 

Olivares and Serrano are the first Bucs to be ranked regionally in singles since Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) was ranked in 2005. They also become the first doubles team to be ranked since Posada and Juan Crosa in 2006.

 

The Bucs will open the 2008 season January 18 as they compete in the VCU 4x1 Invitational in Richmond, Va.

 

Follow all the ETSU men's tennis action this season by visiting www.ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 20 USC Upstate Fall Classic
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 20 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
VB ETSU 1 Richmond, Va.
Sep 20 University of Virginia 3
MSOC South Carolina 1 F OT
Sep 20 ETSU 2
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 USC Upstate Fall Classic
WGOLF Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C.
Sep 21 11th of 18
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 21 UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
SB Virginia Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Tennessee 3 F
Sep 21, 2:00 p.m. ETSU 0
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 22 Results
MGOLF Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Toledo, Ohio
Sep 23 1st of 12
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Sep 23 Winthrop 4
VB Furman University 3 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 23 ETSU 0
MCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WCC Spartan Invitational Kernersville, N.C.
Sep 26 1 of 6
WSOC Furman 3 F
Sep 26 ETSU 0
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 27 Game Time 101 Event (First official scrimmage)
VB ETSU 3 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sep 27 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1