CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 10, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's tennis team retained the unblemished Southern Conference record, dropping the Chattanooga men's tennis team 6-1 Saturday at the UTC Tennis Complex.
The Mocs began the day by winning the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Doubles partners Tim Kutschera and Thomas Knizat edged Diego Iglesias (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) 9-8 at the second position and Josh Bales and Mark Fynn got past Fernando Fiuri (Villa Maria, Argentina) and Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paragua) 8-6 at No. 3.
But from there, it was all ETSU.
With the Mocs up 1-0 heading into singles, the Buccaneers (14-5, 7-0) took all six in straight sets for a final 6-1 score. Chattanooga will be off for the next 11 days to prepare for the Southern Conference Championships in Charleston, S.C. The Bucs will return home to host Davidson Monday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
EAST TENNESSEE ST 6, CHATTANOOGA 1
1. Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. John Hangstefer (UTC) 6-1, 6-4
2. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) def. Thomas Knizat (UTC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Arturo Navarro (UTC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Fernando Fiuri (ETSU) def. Alex Mabred (UTC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Moises Serrano (ETSU) def. Mark Fynn (UTC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Tim Kutschera (UTC) 6-0, 6-2
1. Posada/Salazar (ETSU) def. Hangstefer/Navarro (UTC) 8-1
2. Knizat/Kutschera (UTC) def. Iglesias/Serrano (ETSU) 9-8
3. Josh Bales/Fynn (UTC) def. Fiuri/Insaurralde (ETSU) 8-6