No. 39 ETSU falls in ITA regional finals, 7-0 to host No. 5 Virginia

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Charlottesville, Va. (Jan 31, 2009) - After upsetting No. 34-ranked Wisconsin Friday the ETSU men's tennis team's run in the ITA National Indoor Team Championships came to an end Saturday as the No. 39-ranked Bucs fell to host fifth-ranked Virginia 7-0, at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at Boars Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

 

After the Cavaliers swept the doubles point to take the early 1-0 lead, Virginia came out strong in singles action as No. 43 Dominic Inglot defeated ETSU ninth-ranked senior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. After the Atlantic Sun Preseason Player of the Year fell to Virginia, the Cavs would continue to show why they were ranked as one of the best men's tennis teams in the nation as only newcomer Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) would take a UVA singles player to three sets losing to the Cavs Steven Eelkman Rooda, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-4.

 

ETSU falls to 1-2 on the young season and looks to get back on track February 6, as the Bucs travel to nationally ranked Georgia.

 

1. #3 Singh/Barrick (UVa) def. Oliveras/Ahlgren (ETSU) 8-4
2. #27 Inglot/Shabaz (UVa) def. Bottoni/Teraz (ETSU) 8-4
3. Courtney/Singer (UVa) vs. Akser/Izasa (ETSU) 7-7 DNF

Singles
1. #43 Dominic Inglot (UVa) def. #9 Enrique Oliveras (ETSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #24 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. Charles Bottoni (ETSU) 7-5, 6-4
3. #11 Michael Shabaz (UVa) def. Grega Teraz (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. #68 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Steven Eelkman Rooda (UVa) def. Sander Gille (ETSU) 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-4
6. #108 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Daniel Isaza (ETSU) 6-2, 6-0

For more information on the ETSU men's tennis program please visit www.ETSUBUCS.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
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
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 28 Results
WSOC Wofford 0 F
Sep 28 ETSU 3
MGOLF Jack Nicklaus Invitational Columbus, Ohio
Sep 29 5th of 12