ETSU sweeps singles championships to close out dominant performance at Steve Baras Fall Classic
Ribeiro (above) captured the top flight's singles championship.
Ribeiro (above) captured the top flight's singles championship.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bucs capture four singles titles, one in doubles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will head back to Johnson City with all four singles titles, going 3-0 on championship Sunday at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic.

Sophomore Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) reeled in the top flight’s title, taking down South Carolina’s Kyle Koch in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) and sophomore Ricardo Pabon (Bogota, Columbia) won the Flight 3 and Flight 4 titles, respectively, with Varon outlasting Samford’s Austin Ackers, 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), and Pabon blowing by UNC Greensboro’s Will Albright 6-2, 6-4.

The Bucs had already captured the Flight 2 singles and doubles titles on Saturday, as both finals consisted of all ETSU student-athletes. Neither match was contested.

“I think this week was a good test,” Director of ETSU Tennis Yaser Zaatini said. “There were some solid Southern Conference and Ohio Valley teams, and we were able to win a lot of matches. We tend to get beat up a lot in the fall, because we play a really rough schedule, but I think this was a good change to give our guys some confidence.”

Overall, ETSU posted an outstanding 20-1 singles record through the three-day tournament, along with a doubles mark of 6-1.

Next weekend, the Bucs are scheduled to travel to Charlottesville, Va. for the UVA Fall Classic.

Complete ETSU Results
Steve Baras Fall Classic – Final Day
 
Singles – Finals
 
- Flight 1
Rogerio Ribeiro def. Kyle Koch (USC) 6-3, 6-3
 
- Flight 2
Juan Ramirez vs. Roger Ordeig (Not Contested)
 
- Flight 3
Jorge Varon def. Austin Ackers (SAM) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4)
 
- Flight 4
Ricardo Pabon def. Will Albright (UNCG) 6-2, 6-4
 
Doubles – Finals
 
- Flight 2
Bandres/Ribeiro vs. Ramirez/Varon (Not Contested)
 
- Flight 3
Albright/Roueche (UNCG) def. Ordeig/Pabon 8-3

 

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