NORFOLK, Va. (Mar. 27, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team defeated UAB, 4-1, in Norfolk, Va. on Saturday. The Bucs improve to 9-5 overall, 2-0 in the SoCon with the win.
ETSU picked up the doubles point, by winning all three matches. In the No. 1 spot, the Buccaneers' Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) ripped past the Blazers' Andre Maier and Anton Mavrin in an 8-3 decision. In the No. 2 tilt, Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Moisés Serrano (Bucaramanga, Columbia) defeated UAB's Dino Mancarella and Sanzaruz Zaman, 8-6. The Blazers' duo of Ivan Andreev and Kristijan Mitrovski were 8-4 losers to East Tennessee's Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) and Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) in No. 3 slot.
In singles action, the Bucs continued to dominate, winning three of four completed matches. In the No. 1 position, ETSU's Salazar was a 7-5, 6-4, winner over the Blazers' Mavrin. UAB's Maier fell to the Bucs' Posada, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 spot. East Tennessee's Iglesias defeated the Blazers' Mitrovski, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 3 tilt.
UAB's Zaman was the only Blazer to record a victory as he defeated ETSU's Fiuri, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 4 singles position.
The No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches were stopped once the match was decided.
The ETSU men's tennis team will now return for a stretch of two consecutive home games against Southern Conference opponents College of Charleston and The Citadel from April 2 to April 4.
East Tennessee 4, UAB 1
1. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) def. Anton Mavrin (UAB): 7-5, 6-4
2. Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Andre Maier (UAB): 6-3, 6-4
3. Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Kristijan Mitrovski (UAB): 6-1, 6-2
4. Sanzaruz Zaman (UAB) def. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU): 6-1, 6-1
5. Ivan Andreev (UAB) vs. Moises Serrano (ETSU): DNF
6. Dino Mancarella (UAB) vs. Felix Insaurralde (ETSU): DNF
1. Posada/Salazar (ETSU) def. Maier/Mavrin (UAB): 8-3
2. Iglesias/Serrano (ETSU) def. Mancarella/Zaman (UAB): 8-6
3. Fuiri/Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Andreev/Mitrovski (UAB): 8-4