Courtesy of SoConSports.com
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 24, 2015) – ETSU sophomore David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) has been named the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, for all matches played March 16-22.
Biosca helped the Bucs finish 2-1 last week as ETSU dropped a 9-0 decision to No. 5 Georgia before rallying to pick up SoCon victories over UNCG (6-1) and Wofford (4-1).
Playing No. 1 singles for the Bucs, Biosca dropped a three-set decision to Georgia’s Austin Smith, ranked No. 30 in the latest ITA rankings, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7. Biosca then came away with wins in league play, knocking off UNCG’s Randy Phillips (7-6, 2-6, 1-0 ) and Wofford’s Rob Galloway (7-5, 2-6, 7-6).
Biosca teamed with Rogerio Ribeiro, and ETSU’s top doubles team split its SoCon matches last week. Biosca and Ribeiro held off UNCG’s Phillips and Connor Thompson, 8-3, before dropping an 8-4 decision to Wofford’s Galloway and Walker Heffron.
ETSU’s men’s tennis team has won five of its last six matches and returns to the courts Friday when the Bucs host UNC Wilmington at noon.
Other top performers in the Southern Conference included Furman’s Jacob Behal and Chattanooga’s Nick Wingord.
SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Feb. 10 – Haris Poric, Wofford
Feb. 17 – Cameron Green, Furman
Feb. 24 – Rob Galloway, Wofford
March 3 – Fares Kilani, Samford
March 11 – Justin Ghavami, Samford
March 17 – Austin Akers, Samford
March 24 – David Biosca, ETSU
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