Men's Tennis Falters at ITA Championships - One Doubles Team Remains

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 5, 2002) - East Tennessee State men's tennis failed to advance any singles players into the qualifying round of the 2002 ITA All-American Championships, while the fate of one doubles team is still to be determined at this weekend's pre-qualifying round at The Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. Francisco Diaz (Weston, Fla.) fell to Rylan Rizza (6-0, 6-2); Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) dropped a three-set match to Willy Gali (5-7, 6-4, 6-3); Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) lost to Troy Hahn (6-1, 7-5); and Andy Metzler defeated Bucaramanga, Colombia's Moises Serrano (6-4, 6-2). The abovementioned singles players each won their first round matches on Friday night, before being eliminated in the round of 128 on Saturday. "It was a tough day for our program," stated ETSU head coach Dave Mullins. "We had a couple of close, winnable matches, but we let them get away. All in all, it was a tough time." In doubles action, Serrano/Federico Ochoa(Manizales, Colombia) lost their first round match 8-2, while Salazar/Iglesias received a first round bye into the round of 64 and will play on Sunday to determine whether they will advance to the qualifying round early next week.
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTEN ETSU
Oct 20 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
WTEN ETSU
Oct 21 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
Oct 26 10th of 20
WSOC ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
MSOC UNC Greensboro 1 OT
Oct 28 ETSU 0
MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
Oct 30, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
Oct 31
WTEN ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WTEN ETSU
Nov 1, 7:00 p.m. University of Tennessee Fall Invite
WBB Milligan College Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 12:00 p.m. ETSU
FB ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 3:00 p.m. Homecoming scrimmage
WSOC ETSU Johnson City, Tenn.
Nov 1, 5:30 p.m. UNC Greensboro