JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2009) - Needing to recapture its form the ETSU men's tennis team did just that Friday by opening Atlantic Sun Conference play by rolling past league foe Lipscomb 7-0, at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center in Johnson City, Tenn. With the win ETSU improves to 2-6 overall and 1-0 in A-Sun play, while Lipscomb falls to 5-2 overall, with a 0-1 A-Sun mark.
After starting a different lineup for the first time this spring the No. 60th-ranked Bucs took the early 1-0 lead after winning two out of three doubles contests. After falling in No. 3 doubles action senior Enrique Olivares (
ETSU opened singles play as freshman Robin Akser (
Sophomore Charles Bottoni (
"Today I wanted us to have a chance to play all the guys that have been working so hard lately," said head coach Yaser Zattni. "It was good to see Jeremy play today and again Sander contiuned to play extremely well like he has the last couple of weeks. Overall, Lipscomb has a nice team and it was good for our guys to step up to the plate and performed well in this situation."
ETSU will now have a quick turn around returning to action with a 3:00 a.m. Saturday afternoon contest against conference foe
Results will be available online at www.ETSUBucs.com after the conclusion of both matches.