ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 11, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team began its fall season Friday at the Southern Intercollegiate on the campus of the University of Georgia. The Bucs notched three singles victories.
All three of ETSU’s three singles victories came in straight sets. Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico), Rogerio Ribeirio (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) all picked up their first victories of the season.
Nunez, Ribeirio and Biosca all advanced to the round of 32 where they defeated by Amerigo Contini (Virginia Tech), Jose Salazar (Arkansas) and Kai Lemke (Memphis), respectively.
Day two of the Southern Intercollegiate will feature a pair of matches featuring the Bucs. Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) will take Rob Mitchell (Lipscomb) in the consolation bracket and the doubles team of Ribeirio and Biosca will take on Virginia Tech’s team of Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus.
Singles – Round of 64
Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Daffra Sanon (Clemson) – 6-3, 6-2
Joao Monteiro (Virginia Tech) def. Robert Herrera (ETSU) – 6-3, 6-2
Rogerio Ribeirio (ETSU) def. Arnav Moharity (Mercer) – 6-3, 6-2
David Biosca (ETSU) def. Felix Rauch (Memphis) – 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Singles – Round of 32
Amerigo Contini (Virginia Tech) def. Diego Nunez (ETSU) – 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-0
Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Rogerio Ribeirio (ETSU) – 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Kai Lemke (Memphis) def. David Biosca (ETSU) – 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Doubles – Round of 64
Ryan Peniston/Felix Rauch (Memphis) def. Robert Herrera/Diego Nuñez (East Tennessee State), 8-6
On tap tomorrow for the Bucs
Doubles – Round of 32
David Biosca and Rogerio Ribeirio (ETSU) vs. Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus (Virginia Tech)
Robert Herrera (ETSU) vs. Rob Mitchell (Lipscomb)
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