FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 10, 2017) – To conclude its three-game Florida trip, the ETSU men’s tennis team came out with a 4-0 sweep over former Atlantic Sun rival Florida Gulf Coast on Friday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wenceslao Albin (Salliquelo, Argentina) and David Gonzalez (Bacelona, Spain) started ETSU in the right direction early as the tandem easily beat Mateo Ruiz and Javier Fernandez 6-2. The Eagles tied the doubles match up as Felipe Ramirez and Oliver Landert upended Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) and Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) 6-4. However, the Bucs claimed the doubles point as David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) and Juan Lugo (Venezuela) snuck out the tough fought 7-6 win.
With Biosca’s and Lugo’s narrow win, they remain the only undefeated doubles team on the ETSU squad at 2-0.
With a 1-0 advantage, ETSU easily cruised to the 4-0 sweep as Herrera, Nunez and Lugo all picked up straight sets win.
Herrera ran past Landert as he only lost one match as he went on defeat the Eagle 6-0, 6-1. Herrera earned his first win after moving up to the No. 2 singles slot for ETSU. He currently leads the Blue and Gold with an 8-2 overall singles record.
Nunez followed with a 6-2, 6-2 victory as he picked up his third win in singles play this year. Lugo was the final Buccaneer to win as he swept Ruiz 6-4, 6-2 for his first singles win of the season.
In eight days, ETSU will open its Southern Conference schedule as the Bucs travel to Wofford for a dual match. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
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