TULSA, Okla. & PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2016) – Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) paced the ETSU men’s tennis team at the ITA Men’s All-American Championships as he advanced to the Round of 64 of Pre-Qualifying Draw, while Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) was the lone women’s tennis player to compete on Saturday.
Herrera cruised past Miguel Aida of Columbia 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday morning. He fell behind in the first set in the Round of 128 to Florian Mayer of Temple, 4-6, but Herrera nearly shutout Mayer in the final two sets 6-0 and 6-1.
Miguel Este, Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) and David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) each advanced past the first round. Nunez shutout Elliot Ward of South Dakota State 6-0 and 6-0, and Gonzalez won over Chris Dean of Nebraska in two sets (6-4, 6-3).
On the women’s side, Espana was the lone Buccaneer to play in the ITA Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships on Saturday. She ultimately fell to Alexa Graham of North Carolina 6-1 and 6-4, but but she rebounded in the consolation round in three sets to Dani Wagland.
Herrea advanced to Sunday's Round of 64 of the Pre-Qualifying Draw after his pair victories Saturday. Herrera will match up against No. 9 Chi-Shan Jao of Tulane at 9 a.m. CT. Albin will face Egehan Serkaya of Illinois State at 11:30 a.m. CT.
Round of 256
Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Miguel Alda (Columbia) – 6-2, 6-3
Miguel Este (ETSU) def. Bamaba Koncz (Oral Roberts) – 7-5, 6-3
Eddie Stoica (Witchita State) def. Wenceslao Albin (ETSU) – 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Elliot Ward (South Dakota State) – 6-0, 6-0
David Gonzalez (ETSU) def. Chris Dean (Nebraska) – 6-4, 6-3
Round of 128
Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Florian Mayer (Temple) – 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
Robert Dula (Eastern Washington) def. Miguel Este (ETSU) – 6-2, 6-2
Alex Keyser (Columbia) def. Diego Nunez (ETSU) – 6-0, 6-0
Ricardo Jorge (Ole Miss) def. David Gonzalez (ETSU) – 6-3, 6-1
Alexa Graham (North Carolina) def. Marina Espana (ETSU) – 6-1, 6-4
Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Dani Wagland (Texas) – 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
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