Bottoni falls in the first round of NCAA Singles Championship

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ATHENS, Ga. (May 26, 2010) - Despite being only the third-ever ETSU men's tennis player to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship junior Charles Bottoni (Bois Guillaume, France) could not overcome one of the top ranked competitors in the field as the Buc upperclassman fell to Florida's Alex Lacroix Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

 

After holding serve the first game, Bottoni could not overcome Lacroix's power as the seventh-ranked singles player in the nation rolled to the early 6-1 first-set win.

 

As set two got underway Bottoni again held his first serve before Lacroix cruised in the second frame, 6-1.

 

Despite his loss on the University of Georgia campus, Bottoni closed out the year as the highest ranked player in the Atlantic Sun Conference at No. 104. Overall, the Bois Guillaume, France native finished the year with a 15-10 record, including two wins over ranked players this season.

 

Lacroix advances to the Round of 32 and will face Pepperdine's Bassm Beidas, ranked No. 32 nationally, on Thursday.

 

#7 Alex Lacroix (8), FLORIDA def. #104 Charles Bottoni, EAST TENNESSEE STATE, 6-1, 6-1

 

For more information on the ETSU men's tennis program please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

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