No. 67 Men's Tennis Defeats Georgia Southern, 7-0

Sunday, April 07, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (Apr. 7, 2002) -- The No. 67-ranked East Tennessee State men's tennis team ran their season-long winning streak to five by shutting out Georgia Southern, 7-0, in Southern Conference action Sunday afternoon from the ETSU Tennis Center in Johnson City, Tenn. The Bucs won the doubles point after sweeping all three matches. The ETSU team of junior Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina) and senior Roberto Fernandez (Cuernavaca, Mexico) defeated the Georgia Southern team of Wojceich Nowak and Mark Finnegan at No. 1 singles, 8-4. Junior Pablo Sahagun (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and sophomore Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Mexico) of ETSU were victorious over Eagles Danie Van Den Heever and Rohan Williams at No. 2 doubles, 8-6. ETSU sophomores Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Moises Serrano (Bucaramanga, Colombia) defeated Noah Tyler and Uli Ebensperger of Georgia Southern at No. 3 doubles, 8-4. The Buccaneers continued their momentum by sweeping all six singles matches. At No. 1 singles, ETSU's Pavlovich defeated Georgia Southern's Nowak, 6-4, 6-4. Buccaneer Fernandez was victorious over Eagle Finnegan at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 3 singles, ETSU got another point as Iglesias defeated GSU's Tyler, 6-1, 6-2. ETSU's Sahagun defeated Ebensperger of the Eagles at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-2. The Bucs won the point at No. 5 singles as Salazar was victorious over GSU's Van Den Heever, 6-0, 6-3. Serrano of ETSU won the point at No. 6 singles, as he defeated Georgia Southern's Williams, 6-4, 6-2. The win runs ETSU's record to 12-6, 7-0 in Southern Conference play. Georgia Southern falls to 8-9 on the season, 4-3 in SoCon matches. "We played very well today, this was probably the most complete match we have played all season," said ETSU head coach Dave Mullins following the match. "Some of our players that struggled earlier in the season, their games are coming together at the right time. We are looking forward to our match with Furman on Wednesday." The Bucs return to action on Wednesday at 3 p.m. for a Southern Conference showdown against No. 62-ranked Furman in Greeneville, S.C. The Eagles also return to the courts on Wednesday, hosting College of Charleston at 2 p.m. from Statesboro, Ga. Singles matches: No. 1: Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU) def. Wojceich Nowak (GSU), 6-4, 6-4 No. 2: Roberto Fernandez (ETSU) def. Mark Finnegan (GSU), 6-4, 6-4 No. 3: Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Noah Tyler (GSU), 6-1, 6-2 No. 4: Pablo Sahagun (ETSU) def. Uli Ebensperger (GSU), 6-3, 6-2 No. 5: Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) def. Danie Van Den Heever (GSU), 6-0, 6-3 No. 6: Moises Serrano (ETSU) def. Rohan Williams (GSU), 6-4, 6-2 Doubles matches: No. 1: Pavlovich/Fernandez (ETSU) def. Nowak/Finnegan (GSU), 8-4 No. 2: Sahagun/Salazar (ETSU) def. Van Den Heever/Williams, 8-6 No. 3: Iglesias/Serrano (ETSU) def. Tyler/Ebensberger (GSU), 8-4 Team records: #67 East Tennessee State: 12-6, 7-0 Southern Conference Georgia Southern: 8-9, 4-3 SoCon
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU 6 Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron 1
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28 3 of 9
BB Butler 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 4
WBB ETSU 42 Final
Feb 28 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 64
SB ETSU 10 5
Feb 28 Morehead St. 1
SB ETSU 5 Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28 UMBC 7
MBB ETSU 64 F
Feb 28 Mercer 69
BB Butler 9 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 3
BB Butler 6 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 1 ETSU 12
BB Radford 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 3 ETSU 9
WTEN ETSU 3 Rock Hill, S.C.
Mar 4 Winthrop 4
BB ETSU 6 Asheville, N.C.
Mar 4 UNC-Asheville 8
WBB ETSU 73 Final
Mar 5 No. 7 Western Carolina 53