BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2015) – East Tennessee State University men’s tennis player David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) has advanced to the semifinals of the Player’s Choice Open in Birmingham, Ala. The reigning SoCon Player of the Year has beaten the No. 1569, 972 and 478 ranked players in the world to reach the semis.
The Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain native knocked off Texas A&M’s AJ Catanzariti, 6-4, 6-4. Following his victory against Catanzariti, Biosca defeated the No. 3 seed in the tournament, Will Spencer, 6-3, 6-4. Rounding out the wins for Biosca was a victory against Mississippi State’s Rishab Agarwal in the quarterfinals.
Both of Biosca’s coaches are happy with his performance so far in Birmingham.
“It is a remarkable run that David has had during this event,” said ETSU Head Coach Yaser Zaatini. “Beating players in the world rankings and also high ranking college players. I believe this is a tribute to ETSU’s tradition of excellence. He went in and validated himself, his teammates and coaching staff that we are doing things right. The team and I are very proud of his progress and he is making all of us better.”
“David’s been having a phenomenal week and shows why he can be one of the best players in the country,” said ETSU assistant coach Ricky Rojas. “I am very proud of him and his hard work from the fall is starting to show.”
Biosca will look to continue his run in Birmingham Saturday when he takes on Bastian Trinker in the semifinals. Trinker is currently ranked No. 290 in the world rankings.
David Biosca (ETSU) d. AJ Catanzariti (Texas A&M): 6-4, 6-4
David Biosca (ETSU) d.  Will Spencer: 6-3, 6-4
David Biosca (ETSU) d. Rishab Agarwal (Mississippi State): 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
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