ETSU begins Seattle swing with setback at No. 63 Washington
ETSU begins Seattle swing with setback at No. 63 Washington
Friday, January 23, 2015

Bucs in pursuit of first win, take on Wisconsin and Portland Saturday afternoon

SEATTLE (Jan. 23, 2015) - For the third time in as many matches, ETSU suffered a setback to a ranked opponent. Friday, the 68th-ranked Buccaneers fell, 4-1, to No. 63 Washington on the Huskies' home court in Seattle, Wash.

ETSU positioned itself well for a potential victory, beginning the match by winning the doubles point.

Sebastian Yllera (Cinco Saltos, Argentina) and Conner Huertas (Lima, Peru) defeated Washington's Jake Douglas and Mitch Stewart, 6-4, while Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) took down Viktor Farkas and Gal Hakak by an idential 6-4 margin to give the Bucs a 1-0 match lead heading into singles play.

Merino was the lone ETSU player to capture a set in singles play. When the Huskies (2-0) clinched the 4-1 win, Merino was in the midst of a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 singles, having rallied from losing the first set to take the second set, 6-4, versus Joao Barra.

At No. 1 singles, No. 85 Biosca suffered a narrow first-set loss to Washington's 78th-ranked Mitch Stewart, 7-6. Biosca was leading the second set, 4-1, when play was halted.

Washington found wins at singles spots 2-5 to secure the victory.

The Bucs (0-3) will remain in Seattle to take on Wisconsin Saturday at 1:00 p.m. PST.

#63 Washington 4, #68 ETSU 1

Singles
1. #78 Mitch Stewart (UW) vs. #85 David Biosca (ETSU) 7-6, 1-4, unfinished
2. Emmett Egger (UW) def. Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Jake Douglas (UW) def. Diego Nunez (ETSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Gal Hakak (UW) def. Conner Huertas (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Viktor Farkas (UW) def. Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Joao Barra (UW) vs. Ismael Merino (ETSU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0, unfinished

Doubles
1. #39 Emmett Egger/Jeff Hawke (UW) vs. Ismael Merino/Diego Nunez (ETSU) 5-4, unfinished
2. Rogerio Ribeiro/David Biosca (ETSU) def. Viktor Farkas/Gal Hakak (UW) 6-4
3. Sebastian Yllera/Conner Huertas (ETSU) def. Jake Douglas/Mitch Stewart (UW) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,4,5)

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