Friday, April 13, 2001
Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State men's tennis team continued their winning ways, handing Davidson a 6-1 loss in tennis action from the Memorial Center.
The match was moved indoors due to heavy rain that fell in the early morning which made outdoor play impossible. Once moved indoors, the Bucs took five of six singles matches as well as all three doubles matches to post the 6-1 victory.
Buccaneer senior Gustavo Gomez continued his amazing streak by defeating Whit Hausen 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to extend his unbeaten streak to 23 straight. Marcos Pavlovich also won his match in straight sets, defeating Billy Boykin 6-4,6-3 to claim the No. 2 singles win. Juan Yannuzzi also extended a streak of his own by defeating Chad Wineberger 4-6,6-4,6-2 at No. 3 singles. Yannuzzi has won 18 of his past 19 matches and also improves to 40-1 in career Southern Conference matches. Pablo Sahagun won his No. 4 singles match by downing Chad Phillips 6-2,6-2. At No. 5 singles, Roberto Fernandez defeated David Webb 6-1,6-1. Davidson avoided the sweep as Bryan Stonestreet defeated Antonio Bugge 6-2,6-3 at No. 6 singles.
"It was a total team win for us," said ETSU head men's tennis coach Dave Mullins. "We're beginning to play well from top to bottom. Hopefully we will be ready for Chattanooga on Saturday to keep our momentum going into the Southern Conference Tournament."
With the win, the Bucs move to 11-10 overall, 8-1 in Southern Conference play. Davidson falls to 10-10 on the season and 5-5 in the Southern Conference. The Bucs close out their regular season with a conference clash at Chattanooga on Saturday, April 14th. The Southern Conference Men's & Women's Tennis Championships will be hosted by The Citadel at the Donald C. Brush Courts at the Earle Tennis Center and the City of Charleston Tennis Courts on April 19-22.
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