Johnson City, Tenn. (Apr. 19, 2002) -- The No. 2-seeded East Tennessee State men's tennis team defeated the No. 7-seeded Davidson Wildcats, 4-0, in the second round of the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Championships, Friday afternoon from the City of Charleston Farmfield Courts in Charleston, S.C.
The Bucs won the doubles point after sweeping the doubles matches from the Wildcats. The ETSU team of junior Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina) and senior Roberto Fernandez (Cuernavaca, Mexico) defeated Davidson's tandem of Rob Haywood and Donald Miles, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles. Junior Pablo Sahagun (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and sophomore Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Mexico) of ETSU defeated Wildcats Rob Gould and Chad Winebarger at No. 2 doubles, by an 8-2 score. ETSU sophomores Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Moises Serrano (Bucaramanga, Colombia) did not finish their match at No. 3 doubles with Geoffrey Mullen and Jonathan Britt. The match ended with the score tied at seven.
East Tennessee State kept their momentum going from the doubles matches, sweeping the singles matches as well. ETSU's Fernandez defeated Davidson's David Webb, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles. At No. 4 singles, Iglesias was victorious over Britt of the Wildcats, 7-6, 6-0. And at No. 5 singles, Salazar won in straight sets, winning over Davidson's Miles, 6-3, 6-4.
Pavlovich's match at No. 1 singles, Sahagun's match at No. 3 singles and Serrano's match at No. 6 singles were not completed.
"The team turned in a good effort today," said ETSU head coach Dave Mullins following the match. "Everybody came out extremely focused and played well. We just have to stay focused and get ready for a tough UNC Greensboro team tomorrow morning."
ETSU runs their record to 15-7 on the season. Davidson closes their season with a 12-13 record.
The Buccaneers will return to action tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. as they face No. 3 seed UNC Greensboro from the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Championships at the Earle Tennis Center on campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
No. 1: Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU) vs. Chad Winebarger (Davidson), DNF
No. 2: Roberto Fernandez (ETSU) def. David Webb (Davidson), 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Pablo Sahagun (ETSU) vs. Rob Haywood (Davidson), 6-2, 6-6, DNF
No. 4: Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Jonathan Britt (Davidson), 7-6, 6-0
No. 5: Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) def. Donald Miles (Davidson), 6-3, 6-4
No. 6: Moises Serrano (ETSU) def. Geoffrey Mullen (Davidson), 6-1, 6-5, DNF
No. 1: Pavlovich/Fernandez (ETSU) def. Haywood/Miles (Davidson), 8-4
No. 2: Sahagun/Salazar (ETSU) def. Rob Gould/Winebarger (Davidson), 8-2
No. 3: Iglesias/Serrano (ETSU) vs. Mullen/Britt (Davidson), 7-7, DNF
East Tennessee State: 15-7