Serrano advances to second round of ITA All-American qualifying draw

Monday, October 01, 2007

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 1, 2007) - Continuing his stellar play at the ITA All-American Championships, senior Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) advanced to the second round of the qualifying round on Monday. 

 

Serrano took on No. 61 Dominik Mueller of Baylor and cruised to an easy, 6-4, 6-2 victory to advance. He will take on the winner of the match between No. 88 Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma and No. 93 Sinisa Markovic of Texas Tech. The match will be played on Tuesday

 

"Sebastian played outstanding and got up early in the first set and in the second set he just took control in the very first game. He just pressed the throttle and never let go, beating his opponent quickly in the second set," said assistant coach Johan Dorfh. "It's a huge win for him and probably the biggest of his career at ETSU so far and he will look to continue tomorrow. I think he has a lot of potential to win another round or two and move into the main draw."

 

Also competing in the qualifying draw junior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) fell to No. 78 Denes Lukacs of Baylor in a hard-fought three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

 

"Enrique played very well starting out but the longer the match went on the other guy stepped up his game. In the third set Enrique had some opportunities but some key points just didn't go his way. He played well and we will look for him to get ready to play again in the next tournament," added Dorfh.

 

Serrano and Olivares will team up for qualifying doubles action which will begin tomorrow. They will face Kevin Dessauer and Jan Zelezny of LSU.

 

For all ETSU men's tennis action visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
VB ETSU 2 Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5 The College of William and Mary 3
VB ETSU 3 Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5 George Mason University 0
VB ETSU 1 Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6 University of Maryland 3
VB ETSU 3 Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6 Lehigh University 0
MSOC Radford 1 F
Sep 6 ETSU 0
WSOC ETSU CNCL
Sep 7 Francis Marion
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 12 Elon Fall Invitational
WSOC ETSU 1 F
Sep 12 George Washington 3
VB ETSU 0 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 12 University of Utah 3
WTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Elon Fall Invitational
WGOLF Mary Fossum Invitational East Lansing, Mich.
Sep 13 7th of 15
MTEN ETSU Results
Sep 13 Southern Intercollegiate Invitational
VB ETSU 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Lipscomb University 3
VB ETSU 3 Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13 Georgia Tech 2
MSOC ETSU 0 F
Sep 13 Kentucky 2