CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Sept. 19, 2014) - The ETSU men's tennis team sent three players to the quarterfinals of their respective singles flights at the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational Friday. The Bucs also placed a doubles team in the semifinals of the Orange Doubles flight.
Redshirt junior Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and sophomores David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) and Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) each advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective singles flights.
Competing in the Blue Singles flight, Ribeiro defeated George Washington's Julius Tverijonas, 6-2, 6-1, while Biosca outlasted Jai Corbett of Virginia Tech in three sets, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Nunez won a three-set match of his own, defeating George Washington's Danil Zelenkov, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, in the first round of the Orange Singles flight.
Biosca and Nunez teamed up to advance to the semifinals of the Orange Doubles flight, defeating George Washington's Cahit Kapukrian and Danil Zelenkov, 8-7, in the first round before falling, 8-3 to Virginia Tech's Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus in the semifinals.
The ETSU doubles team will take on Louisville's Albert Wagner and Chris Simich Saturday at 10:00 a.m., for third place in the Orange Doubles flight.
Day Two of the three-day UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational will be played Saturday, Sept. 20.
First round: Chris Simich (Louisville) def. Conner Huertas (ETSU), 7-6, 6-0
First round: Mac Styslinger (Virginia)  def. Ricardo Pabon (ETSU), 6-2, 6-4
First round: Diego Nunez (ETSU)  def. Danil Zelenkov (George Washington), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
First round: Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Julius Tverijonas (George Washington), 6-2, 6-1
First round: David Biosca (ETSU)  def. Jai Corbett (Virginia Tech), 7-6, 5-7, 6-1
First round: Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (Louisville)  def. Sebastian Yllera (ETSU), 6-0, 6-2
First round: Biosca/Nunez (ETSU) def. Kapukrian/Zelenkov (George Washington), 8-7
Semifinals: Contini/Bjerrehus (Virginia Tech)  def. Biosca/Nunez (ETSU), 8-3
First round: Stiefelmeyer/Lippens (Louisville) def. Ribeiro/Pabon (ETSU), 8-5
First round: Styslinger/Corinteli (Virginia) def. Huertas/Yllera (ETSU), 8-5
Blue Doubles Backdraw
Semifinals: Ribeiro/Pabon (ETSU) def. Corbett/Gomez (Virginia Tech), 8-4
Semifinals: Huertas/Yllera (ETSU) def. Zito/Issa (MTSU), 8-5
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