Men’s tennis No. 60 in latest ITA poll

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Highest ranking of season

SKILLMAN, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2013) – The ETSU men’s tennis team climbed to No. 60 in the latest ITA Men’s Team Rankings, released by the association on Tuesday.

ETSU (4-4) faced some tough competition Monday, squaring up with then-No. 8 Georgia on the road. The Buccaneers gave the Bulldogs a fight, highlighted by senior Jesus Bandres (Caracas, Venezuela) defeating Nathan Pasha – ranked No. 21 at the time of the matchup.

The weekend prior, ETSU defeated then-No. 60 Georgia State, 4-0, and played Nebraska – currently No. 40 – coming up just short, 4-2. ETSU has faced five ranked teams on the 2013 campaign, holding a record of 2-3 in those contests.

ETSU’s current ranking of No. 60 is its highest of the season. ETSU began the year at No. 71 and stayed between that and No. 75 for four weeks before coming up unranked in the ITA’s Feb. 19 poll.

The Buccaneer men’s tennis team gets the conference season underway Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C., against USC Upstate. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Mar 17 Morehead St. 14
SB USC Upstate 5 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 17 ETSU 0
SB USC Upstate 4 8
Mar 17 ETSU 3
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Mar 19 Results
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Mar 19 Results
MTEN ETSU 0 Athens, Ga.
Mar 19 Georgia 9
WBB ETSU 58 Final
Mar 19 NC State 73
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Mar 20 Results
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Mar 20 Results
WTEN ETSU 7 Spartanburg, S.C.
Mar 20 Wofford 0
BB ETSU 0 Macon, Ga.
Mar 20 Mercer 2
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Mar 21 Results
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Mar 21 Results
MTEN ETSU 6 Greensboro, N.C.
Mar 21 UNC Greensboro 1
BB ETSU 5 Macon, Ga.
Mar 21 Mercer 11