No. 56 ETSU blanks UAB, 7-0
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Saturday, April 07, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2007) - The 56th ranked ETSU men's tennis team picked up their sixth straight victory as they dropped Alabama-Birmingham, 7-0 on Saturday. With the victory the Bucs improve to 19-4 on the season, while UAB falls to 11-6.

 

The Bucs took a 1-0 lead as they swept the doubles. In the No. 1 position, Travis Sandlant (Werribee, Australia) and Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) defeated Kruno Despotovski and Adrian Tollstam, 8-3, while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) picked up their eighth straight victory as they breezed by Tim Bauer and Johannes Spangenberg, 8-1. Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia) completed the sweep as they defeated Alex Emery and Thomas Weiss, 8-4 in the third position.

 

In singles action, Olivares defeated Thomas Weiss, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 1 position, while Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) defeated Johannes Spangenber, 6-4, 6-3 in the second slot. In the No. 3 position, Serrano dropped Tim Bauer, 6-4, 6-4 as junior Lisandro Picardo topped Kruno Despotovski, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 4 slot. Competing in the No. 5 slot, Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) cruised past Alex Emery, 6-2, 6-1, while Ahlgren defeated Thomas Petrich, 7-6, 6-7, (7-4) in the sixth position.  

 

"I believe the guys played solid today in not the best conditions," said head coach Yaser Zaatini. "We started out well in doubles but in singles UAB gave us some close matches but because the guys were able to close it out. We're looking forward to our next match and hope to keep playing as solid as they have been."

 

ETSU will wrap up their regular season on Thursday April 12 against Big South foe Winthrop. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. For all ETSU men's tennis action, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

ETSU 7, UAB 0

Singles

No. 1- Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Thomas Weiss (UAB) 6-4, 6-3

No. 2- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) def. Johannes Spangenberg (UAB) 6-4, 6-3

No. 3- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Tim Bauer (UAB) 6-4, 6-4

No. 4- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Kruno Despotovski (UAB) 6-4, 6-4

No. 5- Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Alex Amery (UAB) 6-2, 6-1

No. 6- Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) def. Thomas Petrich (UAB) 7-6, 6-7, (7-4)

 

Doubles

No. 1- Ahlgren/Sandlant (ETSU) def. Despotovski/Tollstam (UAB) 8-3

No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Bauer/Spangenberg (UAB) 8-1

No. 3- Picardo/Isaza (ETSU) def. Emery/Weiss (UAB) 8-4 

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