Ribeiro’s title run ended in semis, men’s tennis concludes Southern Intercollegiate

Sunday, September 09, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 9, 2012) – Sophomore Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) gutted his way all the way to the Division II semifinals on Sunday at the 45th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships, but fell in three sets to The Citadel’s David Orces 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Ribeiro began the day in the quarterfinals as the only ETSU men’s tennis participant remaining in either of the main singles draws. The second-year Buc took down Virginia Tech’s Aaron Gomez 7-5, 6-2, earning his fourth victory of the tournament. After winning the first set against Orces, Ribeiro dropped the second at love before being ousted in the third.

“It was good to see the transformation of a young kid from last year, to what Rogerio is becoming this year,” Director of ETSU Tennis Yaser Zaatini said. “It made me proud. Rogerio, Ricardo Pabon and Roger Ordeig really epitomized the spirit of what I want this team to be during this tournament. If we can feed off of that, we’ll be tough to beat.”

Ricardo Pabon (Bogota, Columbia) fought back to earn a consolation win over conference foe North Florida’s Beauregard Treyz 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10), while Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) took down another A-Sun school opponent in Victor Dias 7-5, 6-2.

Senior Juan Ramirez (Asuncion, Paraguay) earned another ETSU victory in the Division I consolation bracket, taking down Georgia Southern’s Andrew Dromsky in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

In Sunday’s doubles action, Ramirez and Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) advanced all the way to the semifinals in the Division II main draw, earning victories over Clemson and North Florida duos.

ETSU’s next fall tournament comes in two weeks, when it heads to Charlottesville, Va. for the UVA Ranked Plus One.

Complete ETSU Day Three Results
Singles D-II
Quarterfinals
Rogerio Ribeiro def. Aaron Gomez (Virginia Tech) 7-5, 6-2
 
Semifinals
David Orces (The Citadel) def. Rogerio Ribeiro 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
 
Doubles D-II
Second Round
Ramirez/Varon def. Ansari/Harrington (Clemson) 8-6
 
Quarterfinals
Ramirez/Varon def. Treyz/Hamill (UNF) 8-5
 
Semifinals
Antun/Contini (Virginia Tech) advance past Ramirez/Varon with no contest
 
Singles D-I (Consolation)
Juan Ramirez def. Andrew Dromsky (Ga. Southern) 6-4, 6-2
 
Singles D-II (Consolation)
Roger Ordeig def. Victor Dias (Mercer) 7-5, 6-2
Ricardo Pabon def. Beauregard Treyz (UNF) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10)
Alex Christ (Furman) def. Fernando Amon 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
 

For more information on ETSU men’s tennis, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s tennis links.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB Mercer University 49 Final
Feb 21 ETSU 70
BB ETSU 2 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 21 UNC-Asheville 3
MBB ETSU 59 F
Feb 21 Chattanooga 67
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 22 Results
BB ETSU 10 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 Pittsburgh 4
BB ETSU 9 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 USC Upstate 2
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 23 Results
WBB ETSU 46 Final
Feb 23 Samford University 69
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28
SB ETSU Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28, 12:00 p.m. UMBC vs. Morehead St.
BB Butler Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28, 1:05 p.m. ETSU
SB ETSU Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28, 2:00 p.m. Morehead St.