Bucs close out play at the ITA Regionals Saturday
Bucs close out play at the ITA Regionals Saturday
Saturday, October 17, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team saw its run in the ITA Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn. come to an end Saturday. The Bucs were led by Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) who went 1-1 before being eliminated in the quarterfinal round.

In other action the duo of David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) and Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) were eliminated from doubles competition in the quarterfinal round as well by Tennessee’s duo of Jack Schipanski and Igor Smelyanski by a score of 8-6.

All together the Buccaneers accumulated a record of 17-9 this weekend and had a single competitor and doubles team reach the quarterfinal round.

The Buccaneers will wrap up the fall season Oct. 31 in Birmingham, Ala. when they compete in the USA Futures.


Fourth Round Doubles (Quarterfinals): [8] Smelyanski/Schipanski (Tennessee) d. [9] Biosca/Ribeiro (ETSU): 8-6

Fourth Round Singles (Round of 16): [12] Herrera (ETSU) d. Touliatos (Tennessee): 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

Fourth Round Singles (Round of 16): [3] Watson (Memphis) d. [14] Ribeiro (ETSU): 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Fifth Round Singles (Quarterfinals): Mena (Tennessee Tech) d. [12] Herrera (ETSU): 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Singles Consolation (Bracket A): Cordero (Tennessee) d. Pabon (ETSU): 6-2,6-3

Singles Consolation (Bracket B): Demasse (Belmont) d. Nunez (ETSU): 6-4,4-6 (10-8)