A trio of Bucs advance to Sunday in a pair of tournaments
A trio of Bucs advance to Sunday in a pair of tournaments
Saturday, September 19, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./CARY, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team turned in a 7-3 record in day two of the UVA Ranked 1+1 and Duke’s James Bonk Invitational Saturday. With the results, three ETSU players will advance to play Sunday.

Two of the three matches the Bucs have on tap for tomorrow are consolation bracket finals in the respective tournaments. Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) will take on Max Andrews of Miami in one matchup at Duke, while Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) will take on Alex Gormet from Louisville in Charlottesville. Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) will also advance to Sunday’s fifth place final against Sean Donohue of Louisville at Duke.

Coach’s Takes

“Diego locked up a pair of solid matches today,” said ETSU head coach Yaser Zaatini. “He looked solid and struck the ball quite well.”

“Robert bounced back after losing a tough 7-6 set in the third in the morning and came out for another marathon pulling off a 7-5 victory of his own,” remarked Zaatini. “All in all a good day for the Bucs.”

Results

(Duke) Quarterfinals: Simon Norenius (NC State) d. Robert Herrera (ETSU): 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

(Duke) Fifth Place Bracket: Robert Herrera (ETSU) d. Vitor Lima (VCU): 6-0, 4-6, 7-5

(Duke) Consolation Quarterfinals: Diego Nunez (ETSU) d. Jason Lapidus (Duke): 6-2, 6-2

(Duke) Consolation Semifinals: Diego Nunez (ETSU) d. Nathan Griffin (Notre Dame): 6-3, 6-3

(Duke) Doubles Finals: Robert Herrera/Diego Nunez (ETSU) d. Thoen/Taylor (Radford): 8-1

(UVA) Doubles Finals: Bjerrehus/Monteiro (Virginia Tech) d. Biosca/Ribeirio (ETSU): 8-4

(UVA) Consolation: Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Harrison Richmond (UVA): 6-2, 6-1

                                 Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Austin Hussey (Kentucky): 6-2, 6-2

                                 David Biosca (ETSU) d. Louis Ishizaka (VCU): 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

                                 Andreas Bjerrehus (Virginia Tech) d. David Biosca (ETSU): 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

On tap for the Bucs

(UVA) Consolation Final: Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) vs. Max Andrews (Miami)

(Duke) Fifth Place Bracket Final: Robert Herrera (ETSU) vs. Sean Donohue (Louisville)

(Duke) Consolation Final: Diego Nunez (ETSU) vs. Alex Gormet (Louisville)

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