Bucs tennis falls to Belmont in semifinals, 4-2

Friday, April 14, 2006

MACON, Ga. (April 14, 2006) - The top-seeded ETSU men's tennis team fell to fourth-seeded Belmont by a score of 4-2 Friday afternoon at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center. While the score was 4-2, the match lasted for three hours.

           

The Bucs took the lead early as Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) and Lisandro Picardo (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) defeated Ignacio Gesto and Alex Gillott, 8-5 in the No. 2 position. At the No. 3 position, Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) were victorious as they defeated Felipe Lima and Felipe Abreu, 8-6.

 

In singles action, the Bruins would pick up four wins in hard fought matches with Lisandro Picardo as the only Buccaneer to win a match. He defeated Ignacio Gesto, 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 5 position.

 

"I didn't feel that the team was prepared for what happened, but sometimes as a coach you can see how things will play out," said head coach Yaser Zaatini.

 

The Bucs who finished the regular season first with and 8-0 A-Sun record ends the season 19-7 overall, while the Bruins will face Stetson in the finals on Saturday.

 

BU 4, ETSU 2

Singles
1- Felipe Lima (BU) def. Oscar Posada (ETSU) 7-5, 6-4

2- Alex Gillott (BU) def. Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) 7-6 (9-7), ret.  

3- Fausto Rocha (BU) def. Juan Crosa (ETSU) 7-5, 7-5

4- Javier Rodriguez (BU) def. Enrique Olivares (ETSU) 7-5, 6-3

5- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Ignacio Gesto (BU) 6-4, 6-1

6- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) vs. Felipe Abreu (BU) DNF

 

Doubles

1- Posada/Crosa (ETSU) vs. Rocha/Rodriguez (BU) DNF

2- Insaurralde/Picardo (ETSU) def. Gesto/Gillott (BU) 8-5

3- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Lima/Abreu (BU) 8-6

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