No. 45 ETSU Bucs blank Mercer in A-Sun opener, 7-0

Saturday, March 01, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2008) - The 45th-ranked ETSU men's tennis team began the defense of their Atlantic Sun conference title on Saturday as they blanked the Mercer Bears, 7-0. The Bucs improve to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in conference action while the Bears fall to 2-7, 0-2.

 

ETSU claimed the doubles point and earned a 1-0 advantage as Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) defeated Tobias Ohrstrom and Fernando Armendaris, 8-3 in the No. 1 position while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) dropped Ivan Besancon and Justin Wimpee, 8-3 in the No. 2 slot. The Bucs completed the sweep as Lisandro Picardo (Mal del Plata, Argentina) and Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia) cruised past Ryan Ingram and Matt Poleon, 8-4 in the third position.  

 

The Bucs kept the momentum going as they swept all six singles matches with five matches finishing in straight sets. In the top position 51st-ranked Enrique Olivares rallied from a set down to defeat Tobias Ohrstrom, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 as Sebastian Serrano defeated Ivan Besancon, 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot. Competing in the third position Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia) dropped Justin Wimpee, 6-2, 7-6 while Lisandro Picardo breezed by Fernando Armendaris, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 4 position. Oscar Posada defeated Matt Poleon in the fifth slot, 6-3, 6-4 while Sergio Velez (Medellin, Colombia) cruised past Ryan Ingram, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 6 position.

 

The Bucs will be back in action on March 4 as they travel to Providence, R.I. to take on Brown University. The match is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. For all ETSU men's tennis action visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

#45 ETSU 7, MER 0 

Singles

No. 1- #51 Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Tobias Ohrstrom (MER) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

No. 2- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Ivan Besancon (MER) 7-6, 6-2

No. 3- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) def. Justin Wimpee (MER) 6-2, 7-6

No. 4- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Fernando Armendaris (MER) 6-3, 6-1

No. 5- Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Matt Poleon (MER) 6-3, 6-4

No. 6- Sergio Velez (ETSU) def. Ryan Ingram (MER) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles

No. 1- Ahlgren/Posada (ETSU) def. Ohrstrom/Armendaris (MER) 8-3

No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Besancon/Wimpee (MER) 8-3

No. 3- Isaza/Picardo (ETSU) def. Ingram/Poleon (MER) 8-4

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU