Men’s Tennis turns in an 8-2 day at ITA Regionals
Biosca picked up three victories Thursday
Men’s Tennis turns in an 8-2 day at ITA Regionals
Thursday, October 15, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team turned in a strong showing in the first day of competition at the ITA Regionals Thursday in Knoxville, Tenn. Both of ETSU’s doubles teams advanced to the second round, while three individuals advanced to the third round.

The Bucs were led by David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) and Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) who not only advanced to the round of 32 in singles but also advanced to the same round in doubles competition. Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) also advanced to the round of 32 with a pair of victories making his record this fall 11-3. Herrera also teamed with Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) to advance to the round of 32 in doubles as well.

ETSU will look to keep its momentum going in day two of the ITA Regionals Friday. Play begins 9 a.m.

Results

First Round Singles (Round of 128): Lemke (Memphis) d. Pabon (ETSU): 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

First Round Singles (Round of 128): [4] Biosca (ETSU) d. Clemens (Northern Kentucky): 6-3, 6-3

First Round Singles (Round of 128): [5] Bushamucka (Kentucky) d. Nunez (ETSU): 6-0, 6-1

First Round Singles (Round of 128): [12] Herrera (ETSU) d. Cardenas (Lipscomb): 6-0, 6-3

First Round Singles (Round of 128): [14] Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Maginley (Northern Kentucky): 6-1, 6-3

Second Round Singles (Round of 64): [4] Biosca (ETSU) d. Peacey (Chattanooga): 6-0, 6-2

Second Round Singles (Round of 64): [12] Herrera (ETSU) d. Reithmuller (Mid Tenn. St.): 6-1, 6-2

Second Round Singles (Round of 64): [14] Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Chari (Vanderbilt): 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

First Round Doubles (Round of 64): [9] Biosca/Ribeiro (ETSU) d. Wingord/Saunders (Chattanooga): 8-0

First Round Doubles (Round of 64): Nunez/Herrera (ETSU) d. True/Hess (Murray State): 8-2

Next Up

Third Round Singles: [4] Biosca (ETSU) vs. Mena (Tennessee Tech)

Third Round Singles: [12) Herrera (ETSU) vs. Van Flymen (Eastern Kentucky)

Third Round Singles: [14] Ribeiro (ETSU) vs. [17] Yates (Kentucky)

Second Round Doubles (Round of 32): [9] Biosca/Ribeiro vs. Yee/Cembellin (Indiana)

Second Round Doubles (Round of 32): Nunez/Herrera (ETSU) vs. Benjamin/Rollhauser (Dayton)

Singles Consolation: Pabon (ETSU) vs. Drobysh (Austin Peay)

Singles Consolation: Nunez (ETSU) vs. Scheider (Xavier)

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