SEATTLE, Wash. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The ETSU men’s tennis team won its second straight match Monday afternoon as it knocked off Portland, 6-1, in Seattle, Wash. The Buccaneers not only improved their record to 2-3 but they also finished its trip to the west coast with a 2-1 record.
Despite the 6-1 final tally, the Buccaneers and Pilots were neck and neck for the match’s entirety as four of the six matches went to three sets. The only sweep for ETSU in singles action was when Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) knocked off Felix Fan: 6-1, 6-2. With the win, Herrera improves to a team-best 4-1 in singles competition.
“Even though it was a 6-1 match you will notice that four matches went to three sets and we had to come back from a set down in three of those,” said ETSU Head Coach Yaser Zaatini. “Portland is young and scrappy and we were up to the challenge. It was a great dual match and the win made our trip well worth it.”
After playing five matches in 13 days, the Bucs will have a week off before returning to court Feb. 6 for their home opener against Appalachian State.
“I’m looking forward to carrying this momentum into the next matches and watching our guys get better. Now, let’s rest up, get healthy and be ready for Appalachian State on the sixth of February,” said Zaatini.
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2 unfinished), Singles:(4,3,6,2,1,5)
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