Bucs tennis breezes by Mercer, 7-0
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Friday, April 06, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2007) - The No. 56 ETSU men's tennis team completed their sweep against Atlantic Sun conference opponents this season defeating Mercer, 7-0. The Bucs improve to 18-4 overall and 8-0 in conference play, while the Bears fall to 5-12, 2-6.

 

The Bucs took the early 1-0 lead as they swept the doubles matches. Travis Sandlant (Werribee, Australia) and Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) defeated Tobias Ohrstrom and Patrick Russo, 8-3 in the No. 1 position, while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) cruised by Matthew Poleon and Nathan Starr, 8-1 in the second position. In the No. 3 doubles slot, Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) and Ricardo Rojas (Caracas, Venezuela) overcame Mario Gil and Chapman Mitchell, 9-8.

 

In singles action, the Bucs continued to dominate as they swept all six matches in straight sets. In the No. 1 position, junior Predrag Burmazovic defeated Tobias Ohrstrom, 6-3, 6-3, while Sebastian Serrano defeated Mario Gil, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 2 slot. Freshman Alex Ahlgren cruised past Patrick Russo in the third slot, 6-0, 6-2.

 

Competing in the No. 4 position, Travis Sandlant breezed by Nathan Starr, 6-1, 6-1 as Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia) defeated Matthew Poleon 6-2, 6-1 in the fifth position. In the No. 6 slot, Ricardo Rojas rolled by Chapman Mitchell, 6-1, 6-3.

 

 "I think that finishing the last four years undefeated in the regular season shows how much work and effort the guys are really putting in," said head coach Yaser Zaatini. "Hopefully the guys are going to be motivated to avenge last year's loss in the tournament and get us back to the NCAA's. Hopefully we can stay healthy and continue to play like we have all season."

 

The Bucs will be looking for revenge as they face the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers on Saturday, April 7. The Blazers defeated the Bucs in a tight, 4-3 decision last season. The match is slated to begin at 11 a.m. For all ETSU men's tennis action, please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

 

#56 ETSU 7, MU 0 

Singles

No. 1- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) def. Tobias Ohrstrom (MU) 6-3, 6-3

No. 2- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Mario Gil (MU) 6-2, 6-4

No. 3- Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) def. Patrick Russo (MU) 6-0, 6-2

No. 4- Travis Sandlant (ETSU) def. Nathan Starr (MU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 5- Daniel Isaza (ETSU) def. Matthew Poleon (MU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 6- Ricardo Rojas (ETSU) def. Chapman Mitchell (MU) 6-1, 6-3

 

Doubles

No. 1- Ahlgren/Sandlant (ETSU) def. Ohrstrom/Russo (MU) 8-3

No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Starr/Poleon (MU) 8-1

No. 3- Burmazovic/Rojas (ETSU) def. Gil/Mitchell (MU) 9-8

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