ETSU's championship teams excel on and off the playing fields

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 21, 2014) – Balancing a rigorous athletic regiment with a full academic workload is no easy task; however, three ETSU teams managed to not only toe the delicate balance, but conquer it.


Championship season ends as Bucs fall in NCAA First Round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2014) - Riding an 11-match win streak, the ETSU men's tennis team went toe-to-toe with No. 16 Columbia in the opening round of the NCAA Championships in Nashville, Tenn., with the 68th-ranked Bucs suffering a narrow setback, closing the curtains on their championship campaign.


ETSU opens NCAA Championship play versus No. 16 Columbia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2014) - Making its eighth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance, the ETSU men's tennis team will take on No. 16 Columbia in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 10 in Nashville, Tenn.


ETSU tennis teams prepare for NCAA First Round match-ups

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 29, 2014) - At a special viewing party Tuesday inside the D.P. Culp University Center, the ETSU men's and women's tennis teams learned their opponents for the upcoming NCAA Tennis Championships.


Bucs to hold NCAA Tournament selection show viewing party

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2014) – The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams will learn their opponents for the upcoming NCAA Tennis Championships at a special selection show viewing party at 5:00 p.m. inside the D.P. Culp University Center auditorium at 412 J L Seehorn Rd., in Johnson City.


River City Road Warriors: ETSU wins eighth straight A-Sun title

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 20, 2014) – The ETSU men’s tennis team concluded its tenure in the Atlantic Sun Conference in familiar fashion: with a tournament title. The top-seeded Bucs overcame No. 2 UNF, 4-0, on the Ospreys’ home court Sunday, clinching ETSU’s eighth straight A-Sun tournament championship.


ETSU beats Stetson, advances to A-Sun Championship Final

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2014) - ETSU will have an opportunity to settle some unfinished business Sunday, April 19 when the top-seeded Bucs take on No. 2 North Florida in the Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championship Final. The two teams' regular season match-up on March 28 was cancelled due to rain.


A-Sun Tennis Semifinals postponed to Saturday due to rain

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 18, 2014) – Due to on-going rain in the Jacksonville, the schedule for the Atlantic Sun Men's and Women's Championships has been altered.


No. 1 ETSU to take on fourth-seeded Stetson in A-Sun Semifinals

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 17, 2014) - ETSU's quest for an eighth consecutive Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship will begin Friday, April 18 as the Bucs take on fourth-seeded Stetson in the semifinals of the 2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championship.


Biosca, Zaatini, Merino highlight A-Sun Men's Tennis awards

MACON, Ga. (April 16, 2014) - The 2014 Atlantic Sun Co-Champion ETSU men's tennis team placed a league-best six players on the All-Atlantic Sun First and Second Teams Wednesday, with freshmen David Biosca and Diego Nunez earning spots on the All-Atlantic Sun First Team.


Merino, Brumit named A-Sun Tennis Scholar Athletes of the Year

MACON, Ga. (April 15, 2014) - The ETSU Tennis program continued its rich tradition of academic excellence Tuesday, as the Bucs placed a league-best seven players on the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team, including Scholar Athletes of the Year, Ismael Merino and Jessica Brumit.


Yllera earns Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor

MACON, Ga. (April 15, 2014) - After putting the finishing touches on an unbeaten conference campaign, ETSU sophomore Sebastian Yllera (Cinco Saltos, Argentina) has been named Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Co-Player of the Week along with North Florida's Yannick Zuern.


Bucs win ninth straight match, clinch A-Sun regular season title

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2014) - Playing in his final match on the Buddy Hartsell Courts at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex, senior Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) went out in in the same fashion ETSU fans have come to expect from him: with a win.


First-place ETSU handles Owls, 7-0, to extend win streak to eight

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2014) - Handily dispatching Kennesaw State, 7-0, the 66th-ranked ETSU men's tennis team remained unbeaten in Atlantic Sun competition and pushed its win streak to eight matches. The Bucs haven't suffered a setback since Feb. 23.


Tennis hosts Kennesaw State, Mercer to wrap up league play

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 10, 2014) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams will conclude league play this weekend as they host Kennesaw State Friday, April 11 and Mercer for Senior Day Saturday, April 12. The men's squad will take the court at 11:00 a.m., both days followed by the women's team at approximately 2:00 p.m.


First-place ETSU extends win streak, beats Upstate, 6-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2014) - The ETSU men's tennis team continues to position itself well for the upcoming Atlantic Sun Championships. Saturday, the first-place Bucs beat USC Upstate, 5-1, to extend their season-best win streak to seven matches and remain unbeaten in league play.


ETSU Tennis returns home to host USC Upstate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2014) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams will continue conference play Saturday, April 5 as they host USC Upstate. The women's squad will take the court at 11:00 a.m., followed by the men's team at approximately 2:00 p.m.


ETSU/UNF men's tennis match called due to severe rain

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 29, 2014) - Due to severe rain in Jacksonville, Fla., No. 59 ETSU's match versus No. 73 North Florida has been called due to rain. When play was suspended Friday, March 28, the teams were knotted at 2-2.


Conclusion of ETSU/UNF men's tennis match delayed due to rain

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 28, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, the conclusion of Friday's Atlantic Sun men's tennis match between No. 59 ETSU and No. 73 North Florida has been delayed. When play was suspended, the teams were knotted at 2-2.


Nationally-ranked Bucs prepare to face No. 73 North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 27, 2014) – The ETSU men's tennis team will face one of its toughest tests in league play Friday, March 28 as it visits No. 73 North Florida. ETSU has won its last six matches, while North Florida is riding a five-match win streak of its own.


ETSU beats Lipscomb, 6-0, to remain unbeaten in A-Sun play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2014) - The ETSU men's tennis team extended its season-best win streak to six matches Saturday, defeating Lipscomb, 6-0, on the road.


No. 57 Bucs cruise to 7-0 victory at Northern Kentucky

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (March 21, 2014) - The ETSU men's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive win, beating Northern Kentucky, 7-0, on the road Friday.


Tennis continues A-Sun play, looks to remain unbeaten in March

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (March 20, 2014) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams will continue conference play this weekend as they take on Northern Kentucky Friday, March 22 and Lipscomb Saturday, March 23.


ETSU beats Appalachian State to extend win streak to four

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 19, 2014) - Remaining unbeaten at home, the 57th-ranked ETSU men's tennis team extended its win streak to four matches by knocking off Southern Conference opponent Appalachian State, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon.


Bucs to host Appalachian State in non-conference finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2014) – The ETSU men's tennis team will look to extend its three-match win streak as it hosts Appalachian State Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m.


Road warrior Bucs return home to rousing success

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 15, 2014) - After starting the season with 12 road or neutral-site matches, 10 of which came against nationally-ranked teams, the ETSU men's tennis team capped off an unbeaten conference-opening weekend with a commanding 7-0 win over Stetson.


ETSU Tennis sweeps conference openers versus FGCU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2014) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams each picked up convincing, conference-opening wins over Florida Gulf Coast Friday, with the women's squad winning, 6-1, and the men's team following suit, 5-2. With the wins, both squads extended their win streaks to two matches.


ETSU Tennis to host FGCU and Stetson in conference openers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2014) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams will begin conference play this weekend, hosting Florida Gulf Coast Friday, March 14, and Stetson Saturday, March 15. Last season, the Bucs combined to go 15-1 in league play with the men's team winning its seventh consecutive Atlantic Sun title.


Men's Tennis reschedules Appalachian St. match for March 19th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 3, 2014) - Due to inclement weather, the ETSU men's tennis team's home opener vs. Appalachian State has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m.


Biosca, Bucs pick up marquee road win over No. 46 Elon

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Feb, 23, 2014) - Notching its third win over a ranked opponent this month, the ETSU men's tennis team took down No. 46 Elon in convincing 4-0 fashion Sunday, Feb. 23. In the match, freshman David Biosca picked up a win over the nation's 27th-ranked player, Cameron Silverman.


Bucs' valiant effort falls short against ranked UNC-Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2014) - Despite taking four singles matches to decisive third sets, the ETSU men's tennis team fell on the road Saturday to No. 51 UNC-Wilmington, 6-1.


Bucs prepare to take on ranked UNC-Wilmington and Elon

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Feb. 21, 2014) – In action for the first time since Feb. 9, the ETSU men’s tennis team will hit the road this weekend to take on a pair of ranked opponents, visiting No. 51 UNC-Wilmington and No. 46 Elon.


Fiery Bucs stun No. 61 Wichita State, 4-1

ATLANTA (Feb. 9, 2014) – Wrapping up a road trip that consisted of three matches in three days, and two matches against nationally-ranked opponents, the ETSU men’s tennis team upset No. 61 Wichita State Sunday, 4-1. The win marks the Buccaneers second victory this season over a ranked opponent.


Bucs continue difficult non-conference slate, fall to Georgia State

ATLANTA (Feb. 8, 2014) – The ETSU men’s tennis team continued its difficult non-conference schedule Saturday, suffering a narrow 4-3 loss at Georgia State.


No. 4 Georgia proves too much for young Bucs

ATHENS, Ga. (Feb. 6, 2014) - ETSU's freshmen-laden lineup was unable to match up with that of No. 4 Georgia, as the Buccaneers fell, 7-0, in Athens, Ga., Thursday afternoon. Seven of the Bucs' last eight matches have come against nationally-ranked opponents.


Bucs head to Georgia for a trio of matches

ATHENS, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2014) - Following a 5-2 road win at No. 58 Yale, the ETSU men's tennis team will look to continue its winning ways when it travels to Georgia this weekend to take on a No. 4 Georgia in Athens, and Georgia State and No. 61 Wichita State in Atlanta.


ETSU earns 5-2 road win over No. 58 Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Feb. 2, 2014) - Following a dismal showing against nationally-ranked Dartmouth, the ETSU men's tennis team responded in a big way Sunday, picking up a 5-2 road win over No. 58 Yale.


Bucs outplayed at No. 64 Dartmouth, suffer decisive 7-0 setback

HANOVER, N.H. (Jan. 31, 2014) - In its first five matches, the ETSU men's tennis team had competed well with the ranked opponents it had faced; however, the Buccaneers were stunned by No. 64 Dartmouth Friday evening, suffering a decisive 7-0 setback.


ETSU heads north to face ranked Ivy League opponents

HANOVER, N.H. (Jan. 31, 2014) - Featuring a lineup consisting of seven newcomers, the ETSU men's tennis team has faced ranked opponents in four of its first five matches. This weekend, the Bucs will take on two more nationally-ranked foes, as they travel to the northeast to play Dartmouth and Yale.


Bucs continue grueling schedule, fall to No. 58 Arkansas, 4-3

STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 25, 2014) - On the heels of a narrow loss to No. 51 Oklahoma State, the ETSU men's tennis team was edged by nationally-ranked Arkansas, 4-3, Saturday afternoon.


ETSU falls to nationally-ranked Oklahoma State, 4-2

STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Competing against its third ranked opponent in the past two weeks, the ETSU men's tennis team suffered a narrow 4-2 setback at No. 51 Oklahoma State Friday, Jan. 24.


ETSU prepares to face ranked Oklahoma State and Arkansas

STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 23, 2014) - The ETSU men's tennis team will continue its difficult non-conference schedule with a pair of weekend matches in Stillwater, Okla., against nationally-ranked opponents, No. 51 Oklahoma State and No. 58 Arkansas.


Bucs push No. 6 Tennessee to the brink before bowing out, 5-2

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2014) - Facing off against a Top 20 team for the second time in three days, the ETSU men's tennis team continued its difficult non-conference schedule Monday, falling narrowly at No. 6 Tennessee, 5-2.


ETSU blanks Brown, 4-0, in commanding win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2014) - One day after suffering a narrow setback to No. 19 Wake Forest, the ETSU men's tennis team bounced back in a big way Sunday, picking up a commanding, 4-0, victory over Ivy League opponent Brown.


Young Bucs go toe to toe with No. 19 Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2014) - With a lineup consisting of five newcomers and just two returning players, the ETSU men's tennis team picked up three points in a road match-up Saturday against No. 19 Wake Forest, suffering a narrow 5-3 setback.


ETSU begins challenging quest for eighth consecutive A-Sun title

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2014) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will begin its pursuit of an eighth consecutive Atlantic Sun Championship when it kicks off regular season play Saturday, Jan. 18 at No. 19 Wake Forest; however the 2014 campaign will present challenges unlike any the Bucs have faced in recent memory.


ETSU athletes wrap up impressive fall in the classroom

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2014) – As the spring semester approaches, ETSU student-athletes will look to build upon an impressive number of academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester.


Yllera paces Bucs at Winthrop Invitational

ROCK HILL, S.C. (Nov. 3, 2013) – Following a two and a half week layoff, the ETSU men’s tennis team showed no signs of rust, with each player advancing to at least the quarterfinals of his respective flight in the Winthrop Invitational. Sebastian Yllera won two come-from-behind, three-set matches en route to making a singles flight finals appearance.


ETSU Men's Tennis to compete in Winthrop Invitational

ROCK HILL, S.C. (Oct. 31, 2013) - The ETSU men's tennis team will return to action this weekend as it takes part in the Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C. The three-day tournament will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Winthrop's Memorial Courts and the Rock Hill Tennis Center.


Biosca’s valiant run ends in ITA quarterfinals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2013) – A quarterfinal loss brought ETSU freshman David Biosca’s valiant run in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships to an end Monday, but the first-year Buccaneer turned more than a few heads while pacing ETSU in the national tournament.


Biosca prevails in three-set thriller, advances to ITA quarterfinals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2013) – ETSU’s David Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain) looked more like a seasoned veteran than a true freshman Sunday, rallying from one set down to pull off a thrilling three-set victory to earn a spot in the singles quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.


Biosca advances to Round of 16 at ITA Regionals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2013) – ETSU freshman David Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain) earned a pair of singles victories Saturday in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals, emerging from a field of more than 100 players to advance to the tournament's Round of 16.


Three ETSU players advance at ITA Regionals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2013) – The ETSU men’s tennis enjoyed a successful opening day in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship in Knoxville, Tenn., sending three players to Saturday’s Round of 64 for singles.


Bucs head to Knoxville for ITA Regionals

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2013) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will continue its fall campaign this weekend, taking part in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.


Buccaneer tennis teams conclude Clemson, Virginia tournaments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., and CLEMSON, S.C. (Oct. 6, 2013) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up play in the UVa Fall Classic and Duckworth Fall Classic Sunday, with each team gaining valuable experience.


ETSU continues winning weekend at UVa Fall Classic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 5, 2013) – The ETSU men’s tennis team continued its winning weekend at the UVa Fall Classic Saturday, with the Buccaneers winning a doubles flight title in addition to sending three players to singles flight finals.


Bucs wrap up day one of Virginia, Clemson tournaments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., and CLEMSON, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2013) – Both ETSU tennis teams were in action Friday, with the men’s team sending several players to flight semifinals in the UVa Fall Classic, while the women’s team won a flight final in the Duckworth Fall College Classic.


ETSU Tennis continues fall slate at Virginia, Clemson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2013) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams will continue fall play this weekend as the men’s squad competes in the UVa Fall Invite in Charlottesville, Va., while the women’s team plays in the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C.


Nunez and Ribeiro advance to third round of ITA qualifiers

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Both of ETSU’s doubles teams enjoyed a solid day of competition Tuesday, as Diego Nunez and Rogerio Ribeiro advanced to the third round of the 2013 ITA All-American Championships qualifiers.


Four Buccaneers to compete in ITA All-American qualifiers

TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 30, 2013) – Four ETSU men’s tennis players will compete in the qualifiers of the 2013 ITA All-American Championships Tuesday, Oct. 1.


Ribeiro advances to final round of ITA pre-qualifiers

TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2013) - After picking up a pair of wins Sunday, Rogerio Ribeiro is one step closer to advancing to the qualifying round of the premier tennis tournament of the fall, the ITA All-American Championships.


Pabon and Yllera win doubles flight at UTC Fall Invite

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2013) - Ricardo Pabon and Sebastian Yllera capped off the UTC Fall Invite by winning the No. 1 doubles flight.


ETSU doubles teams thrive in second day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2013) - The ETSU men's and women's tennis teams enjoyed solid performances in their respective doubles flights during the second day of the UTC Fall Invite and Wake Forest Invitational.


Tennis teams wrap up day one in Chattanooga, Winston-Salem

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2013) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams completed the first day of play in their respective tournaments Friday. The men’s team is competing in the UTC Fall Invite, while the women’s team is participating in the Wake Forest Invitational.


Buccaneer tennis teams look to continue success

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2013) – Both ETSU tennis teams will be in action this weekend, with four members of the men’s team competing in the 2013 ITA Men’s All-American Championships, the remainder of the men’s team competing in the UTC Fall Invite, and the unbeaten women’s team participating in the Wake Forest Invitational.


ETSU Tennis prepares for second weekend of fall season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2013) - The ETSU men's tennis team will take part in the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend, while the women’s team will compete in the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C.


ETSU tennis and soccer teams hold first "10-S-4 Kix" event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2013) – In a collaborative effort, the ETSU men's tennis and men's soccer teams held the first ever “10-S-4 Kix” (Tennis for Kicks) event, welcoming a team from the Johnson City Parks & Recreational soccer league to the ETSU campus.


Bucs wrap up play in Southern Intercollegiate Championships

ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 16, 2013) – The ETSU men’s tennis team wrapped up play in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships Monday as its pair of doubles teams fell in the Division I flight semifinals.


ETSU doubles teams advance to tournament semifinals

ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 15, 2013) – Continuing a successful weekend of play, both ETSU doubles teams advanced to the Division I doubles flight semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships. ETSU represents two of the four doubles teams remaining in the flight.


Bucs continue solid play, send two players to quarterfinals

ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 14, 2013) – In the second day of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, the ETSU men’s tennis team continued its solid play, with two Buccaneer players advancing to the quarterfinals of their respective singles flights.


Ribeiro beats nation's No. 4 ranked player as ETSU opens season

ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 13, 2013) – The ETSU’s men’s tennis team opened the fall season Friday, picking up several wins, including sophomore Rogerio Ribeiro’s victory over Vanderbilt’s Ryan Lipman, who was ranked No. 4 in the 2013 ITA Preseason Men’s Singles Rankings.


ETSU tennis teams open fall season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2013) – The ETSU tennis teams begin their fall seasons this weekend as the men’s squad heads to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships while the women’s team travels to Elon, N.C. to take part in the Elon Fall Invitational.


Former AD Mullins honored with tennis complex dedication

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2013) – Longtime Buccaneer athletic director and tennis coach, Dave Mullins, was honored on Saturday as ETSU dedicated its varsity tennis complex in his name.


Buccaneer tennis teams garner academic honors

SKILLMAN, N.J. (Aug. 12, 2013) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams, as well as individual members of each squad, have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their academic achievements in the classroom.


State of the SoCon: A message from Commissioner Iamarino

Greetings from the Southern Conference! In appreciation of those who support and follow our institutions, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you on our future.


ETSU athletics makes two major announcements

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2013) – During a press conference Tuesday inside the D.P. Culp University Center, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was officially welcomed back into the Southern Conference. In addition, it was announced that ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander has signed a one-year extension with the program.


ETSU among three invited to join Southern Conference in 2014

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (May 30, 2013) – East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference beginning July 1, 2014, SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino announced from the league’s spring meetings Thursday.