JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 3, 2006) - The Buccaneers men's tennis team defeated Campbell in their conference opening match today. The Buccaneers now improve to 8-5 on the season while the Camels fall to 4-4.
In No. 1 doubles action, Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and Juan Crosa (Asuncion, Paraguay) were defeated by Gabriel Delarue and Ryan Mills, 9-8. Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated Vasja Gorjup and Sebastian Thesleff, 8-5 in the No. 2 slot, while in No. 3 doubles Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Matt Stanley (Kingsport, Tenn.) were defeated by Marc Sifre and Artoym Starkov, 9-7 to allow Campbell to clench the doubles point.
The Bucs bounced back and dominated in singles action, all six matches in straight sets. In No. 1 singles Oscar Posada defeated Marc Sifre, 6-1, 6-1. Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) defeated Vasja Gorjup, 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 2 position, while Juan Crosa defeated Artoym Starkov, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 3 slot. In the No. 4 position, Enrique Olivares defeated Gabriel Delarue, 6-2, 6-1. Lisandro Picardo defeated Ryan Mills, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 5 position. Sophomore Sebastian Serrano defeated Sebastian Thesleff, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 6 slot.
The Bucs are back in action Sunday, at home, against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at 2 p.m.
ETSU 6, CU 1
No. 1- Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Marc Sifre (CU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2- Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Vasja Gorjup (CU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3- Juan Crosa (ETSU) def. Artoym Starkov (CU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 4- Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Gabriel Delarue (CU) 7-5, 6-4
No. 5- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Ryan Mills (CU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 6- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Sebastian Thesleff (CU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 1- Delarue/Mills (CU) def. Posada/Crosa (ETSU) 9-8
No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Gorjup/Thesleff (CU) 8-5
No. 3- Sifre/Starkov (CU) def. Picardo/Stanley (ETSU) 9-7