CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (October 18, 2006) - The ETSU men's tennis team wrapped up the first day of competition at the ITA Mideast Regional championships hosted by the University of North Carolina. Five members of the team competed in qualifying action today and all five are set to compete in tomorrow's main draw action along with four other members of the squad.
Senior Travis Sandlant (Werribee, Australia) defeated David Lue of Duke, 6-4, 6-4 before cruising past Charleston Southern's Jonathan Dean, 6-1, 6-2, while fellow senior Ricardo Rojas (Caracas, Venezuela) defeated Brandon Lindsley of Longwwood, 6-3, 7-5 before defeating Sebastian Bredberg of Elon who retired to injury.
Newcomers Predrag Burmazovic (
"Having nine guys competing in the main draw at this event is a first for us," said head coach Yaser Zaatini. "It was a combination of a good draw and some great competition. It is really an honor for us to have so many guys competing in the main draw when school's like UNC only had one qualify."
The Bucs nine players is the most of any other school in the tournament, the closest is host school,
ETSU will open up main draw play on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. when Lisandro Picardo (