TULSA, Okla. (May 26, 2016) – The duo of David Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain) and Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) made some history Thursday evening in the opening round of the NCAA Doubles Championship as they defeated New Mexico’s Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen by scores of 6-4, 6-4 to pick up the program’s first ever NCAA doubles tournament victory.
“Milestone win for the Bucs,” said ETSU Head Coach Yaser Zaatini. “First NCAA Tournament doubles win in the history of the program. Just amazing how these boys competed. We were able to beat a solid New Mexico tandem. After a tough match yesterday we were fired up for today. Extremely proud to bring this victory to ETSU because every achievement is significant for the growth of our program.”
Biosca and Ribeiro will return to action Thursday against the top-ranked duo in the field in Florida’s Diego Hidalgo and Gordon Watson. Tomorrow’s match, which is scheduled to get underway at 1:30 p.m., will have live stats and video available HERE and fans can follow @ETSUAthletics and @ETSUMensTennis on Twitter for in-match updates.
#63 David Biosca-Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. #36 Hayden Sabatka-Bart Van Leijsen (New Mexico), 6-4, 6-4
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