JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 5, 2017) – Looking to pick up its first road win of the season, the ETSU men’s tennis will travel to the Sunshine State with matches against Miami, Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast starting March 6.
About the Bucs
Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) continues to be the shining star on the men’s tennis team as he sports a 10-3 overall record between singles and doubles tennis. He is ranked No. 69 in singles as he is 6-1 in solo play this year. Herrera and his teammate, Diego Nunez (Monerrey, Mexico), are also nationally ranked at No. 59 in doubles tennis.
Also beginning to find his groove is David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain). The senior is 3-2 on the year in singles but has won three straight games including posting a 2-1 record against nationally ranked opponents.
The Bucs No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams have been strong this year as they have combined for seven wins this season. Biosca and Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) have won three, and Biosca and Nunez are winners of four matches including three straight games.
As a team, ETSU is 2-2 in its last four games with the wins coming against Virginia Tech and UAB.
The Hurricanes are 4-3 this season and have alternating wins and losses this season, and they are scheduled for a loss when ETSU travels to Coral Gables, Fla. on March 6. Miami won its most recent game against FGCU 4-3 at home as the team is also 2-2 in the last four games.
Piotr Lomacki leads Miami in singles as he is ranked No. 70 in the country. He is 5-1 overall in singles play, and in his most recent match, he defeated Oliver Landert of FGCU in three sets. Joining his teammate in the rankings is Max Andrews. The two Hurricanes are ranked No. 38 in the nation.
Scouting Florida Atlantic
FAU has the best overall record out of the three teams ETSU will be facing next week. The Owls are 9-3 on the year including an impressive undefeated record at home – 6-0. However, Florida Atlantic is 1-2 in the last three matches with its lone win coming against Florida A&M.
The Owls have a lone player nationally ranked in the top-100 in singles. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff is ranked No. 100, and he is 6-2 in singles playing solely out of the No. 1 slot for FAU. Also having a successful season is Remi Chancerel who is 8-2 in solo play out of the No. 2 position.
In doubles competition, FAU is an impressive 8-3 in singles play in the No. 1 slot. Morin-Kougoucheff and Chancerel lead the charge with a 5-3 record in doubles for the Owls.
About the Eagles
Florida Gulf Coast has lost its last two games and sports a 3-4 overall record. The Eagles started their season off with a trip to Florida State. After falling 7-0 to the Seminoles, FGCU moved across the street to play Florida A&M and upended the Rattlers 5-2. However, the Eagles have split their last two games to Tennessee Tech and Miami.
Prior to ETSU traveling to Fort Myers, Fla., FGCU will square off with Xavier on March 9 at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
The Eagles are the strongest in the three through five slots in singles tennis. Those three positions have combined for 12 wins with the No. 4 position boasting a 4-1 overall record in dual matches this year. Mateo Ruiz is 4-2, and Felipe Ramirez has an undefeated 3-0 record this season.
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