Three ETSU players advance at ITA Regionals

Friday, October 11, 2013

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.

Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain) each cruised to victory in their first round matches, with Ordeig handily beating Austin Peay’s Iago Seffrin, 6-2, 6-1, and Biosca overcoming Thomas Gans of IUPUI, 6-2, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) came from behind to beat Butler’s Sam O’Neill. After losing the first set, Nunez made a valiant comeback, winning the hard-fought three-set match, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

“It was a productive first day,” ETSU head coach Yaser Zaatini said. “I can’t say we played particularly well, but we pulled it out. Hopefully we can keep improving and get healthy.”

The three players will compete in Saturday’s Round of 64. The Round of 32 will also be played Saturday, while the Round of 16 will be played Sunday.

In doubles action, Nunez and Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) teamed up to advance to the Round of 16, before withdrawing due to an injury sustained by Ribeiro.

Tournament draws, live blogs, and video coverage can be found online at the Tournament Headquarters.

SINGLES

Ordeig (ETSU) d. Seffrin (Austin Peay), 6-2, 6-1

Nunez (ETSU) d. O'Neill (Butler), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Biosca (ETSU) d. Gans (IUPUI), 6-2, 6-2

 

DOUBLES

Alvaro/de la Llera (EKU) d. Biosca/Ordeig (ETSU), 8-6

Nunez/Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Grigorjevs/Varon (Chattanooga), 8-7

Heo/Swindells (Morehead St.) d. Nunez/Ribeiro (ETSU), 6-3 (ret.)

 

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