WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2003) - The No. 71-ranked East Tennessee State men's tennis team continued on their early-season road swing as they fell to No. 23-ranked Wake Forest, 6-1, Friday evening from the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Demon Deacons (1-0) swept doubles play and continued to win five out of six singles matches.
ETSU's (2-2) No. 45-ranked doubles tandem of juniors Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) and Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) were upset at No. 1 by WFU's David Loewenthal and Trent Brendon, 8-5. Junior Moises Serrano (Bucaramanga, Colombia) and sophomore Federico Ochoa (Manizales, Colombia) were defeated at No. 2 doubles by Demon Deacons Derrick Spice and Brett Ross, 8-3. In the final doubles match, senior Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina) and sophomore Fernando Fiuri (Villa Marie, Argentina) fell at No. 3 to Mike Murray and Andrew Simpson of Wake, 8-5.
At No. 1 singles, ETSU's Pavlovich fell to No. 35-ranked Loewenthal of WFU, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Buccaneer Iglesias was defeated by No. 109 Murray of Wake Forest, 4-6, 6-4, 2-0 (inj.). ETSU's Ochoa fell at No. 3 singles to David Bere of Wake, 6-3, 6-2.
Salazar picked up ETSU's lone point of the match at No. 4 singles by pulling an upset of No. 123 Brendon of WFU, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The final two points of the match were picked up by Wake as Spice defeated Serrano at No. 5, 6-3, 6-0, and Ross defeated Fiuri at No. 6, 6-2, 6-0.
The Buccaneers will return to action as they travel to Knoxville to face Tennessee on Feb. 8.
#23 Wake Forest 6, #71 East Tennessee State 1
1. #35 David Loewenthal (WFU) def. Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #109 Mike Murray (WFU) def. Diego Iglesias (ETSU) 4-6, 6-4, 2-0 (inj.)
3. David Bere (WFU) def. Federico Oehoa (ETSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) def. #123 Trent Brendon (WFU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
5. Derrick Spice (WFU) def. Moises Serrano (ETSU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Brett Ross (WFU) def. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) 6-2, 6-0
1. David Loewenthal/Trent Brendon (WFU) def. #45 Diego Iglesias/Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) 8-5
2. Derrick Spice/Brett Ross (WFU) def. Moises Serrano/Federico Oehoa (ETSU) 8-3
3. Mike Murray/Andrew Simpson (WFU) def. Marcos Pavlovich/Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) 8-5