ETSU Wins SoCon Men's Tennis Championship After Downing #3 College of Charleston, 4-2
2004 SoCon Men's Tennis Champions
2004 SoCon Men's Tennis Champions

Sunday, April 25, 2004

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 25, 2004) - Top-seeded East Tennessee State outlasted third-seeded College of Charleston 4-2 in the finals of the 2004 Southern Conference Men's Tennis Championships. The Bucs improve to 20-5 with the Cougars finishing the season 16-8. East Tennessee State gained momentum early as they captured the doubles point. The number one doubles pair of Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) and Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) paced the Bucs by downing the Cougars' Artie Peller and Timo Siebert, 8-4. At number three doubles, the Bucs' Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) and Felix Insaurralde (Asunción, Paraguay) edged Liran Kling and Bastian Moldhenke 8-6 to close out the doubles point. The singles matches featured several three-set thrillers. The Bucs' Insaurralde knocked off Phillip Koller 6-2, 6-3 at number six singles. Posada was named the Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after defeating College of Charleston's Timo Siebert 6-2, 6-1 at number two singles. Posada, a first-team All-Conference selection, finished the tournament undefeated in both singles and doubles. ETSU closed out the four-hour match with Diego Iglesias' (Mar del Plata, Argentina) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Artie Peller at number three singles. With the win, ETSU finished a perfect 13-0 against SoCon opponents this season. The Bucs have also earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Their first-round opponent will be announced in early May once selections have been made. East Tennessee State 4, College of Charleston 2 Singles 1. Or Dekel (CofC) def. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 2. Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Timo Siebert (CofC) 6-2, 6-1 3. Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def.Artie Peller (CofC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 (clinching point) 4. Bastian Moldhenke (CofC) def. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 5. Moises Serrano (ETSU) vs. Liran Kling (CofC) DNF 6. Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Philip Koller (CofC) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles 1. Posada/Salazar (ETSU) def. Peller/Siebert (CofC) 8-4 2. Dekel/Koller (CofC) def. Iglesias/Serrano (ETSU) 8-5 3. Fiuri/Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Kling/Moldhenke (CofC) 8-6 Tournament's Most Outstanding Player: Oscar Posada, ETSU, Freshman
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