Men's tennis defeated by No. 16 Tennessee, 6-1
Senior Francisco Diaz secured the Bucs lone win over #16 Tennessee on Saturday.
Senior Francisco Diaz secured the Bucs lone win over #16 Tennessee on Saturday.

Saturday, February 08, 2003

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2003) -- 16th-ranked Tennessee defeated No. 74 ETSU 6-1 Saturday at UT's Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center. The victory improved Tennessee's record to 5-0 this season, while the Buccaneers fall to 2-3. ETSU's three losses this season have all been against top-25 opponents. The Vols (5-0) began the match by sweeping all three doubles contests. The No. 1 tandem of Mark Henderson and Simon Rea led the way by defeating the nation's No. 45-ranked doubles team of Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru).  In singles competition, ETSU managed to make things interesting by stealing the first set in Nos. 2 and 5 singles, and capturing a win at the No. 3 spot.   Simon Rea, the nation's No. 27-ranked singles player, struggled early against ETSU captain Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina), but outplayed the Buccaneer lefty in the decisive third set. Rea's win clinched the victory for Tennessee, and improved his overall season singles mark to a team-best 15-3.   ETSU will play its first home match of the 2003 season on Feb. 22, when the Bucs host No. 66 Alabama-Birmingham.   #16 Tennessee 6, ETSU 1 Singles 1) No. 56 Mark Dietrich (UT) def. Diego Iglesias (ETSU), 6-3, 6-4 2) No. 27 Simon Rea (UT) def. Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 3) Francisco Diaz (ETSU) def. Mark Henderson (UT), 7-5, 7-6(5) 4) Wade Orr (UT) def. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU), 6-3, 6-2 5) Vincent Perna (UT) def. Moises Serrano (ETSU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 6) Rawl Martin (UT) def. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU), 7-6(3), 6-1 Doubles 1) Henderson/Rea (UT) def. No. 45 Iglesias/Salazar (ETSU), 8-5 2) Dietrich/Orr (UT) def. Diaz/Serrano (ETSU), 8-2 3) Martin/Perna (UT) def. Fiuri/Pavlovich (ETSU), 8-5
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WSOC Radford 2 F
Aug 22 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland