Action began with the Buccaneers claiming the doubles point with wins in all three positions. At the No. 1 doubles position, junior Oscar Posada (
ETSU again dominated in singles action, winning five of the six matches, with four of them coming in straight sets. In No. 1 singles, Oscar Posada defeated Brent Molden, 6-2, 6-3, while Felix Insaurralde defeated Eric Rubens, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 in the No. 2 position. In the No. 3 slot, Enrique Olivares defeated Blake Meister, 6-1, 6-3. In the No. 5 position Lisandro Picardo defeated Ramesh Thondapu, 6-3, 7-5, while in the No. 6 position Sebastian Serrano defeated Richard Sabo, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Juan Crosa dropped his match in the No. 4 position to Erik Oijala after a hard fought set, 1-6, 6-2, 10-6.
"I think overall we competed pretty well," said head coach Yaser Zaatini, "we're still not working with all cylinders on, but most of the guys competed extremely well. "
The Buccaneers next match is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 22, against the
ETSU 6, UCSD 1
Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Brent Molden (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Eric Rubens (UCSD) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Blake Meister (UCSD) 6-1, 6-3
Erik Oijala (UCSD) def. Juan Crosa (ETSU) 1-6, 6-2, 10-6
Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Ramesh Thondapu (UCSD) 6-3, 7-5
Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Richard Sabo (UCSD) 6-0, 6-2
Posada/Crosa (ETSU) def. Molden/Rubens (UCSD) 8-6
Insaurralde/Picardo (ETSU) def. Oijala/Meister (UCSD) 8-5
Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Thondapu/Oechel (UCSD) 8-4