SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 19, 2017) – The ETSU men’s tennis team earned six Southern Conference postseason awards highlighted by Ricardo Rojas being named Coach of the Year and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain), Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) and Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) claiming first team honors, which was announced by the league offices on Wednesday.
Rojas was named Coach of the Year by his peers after guiding the Bucs to a 13-7 overall record and an undefeated 7-0 record in SoCon play. He led ETSU to its third straight SoCon regular season crown and its sixth regular season title in the last seven years.
Biosca was named to First Team All-SoCon in singles as he boasted a 14-3 overall record playing solely out of the No. 1 flight. He finished the season with a 6-1 mark in conference play and went 3-1 against nationally ranked opponents.
Herrera and Nunez earned First Team conference recognition for doubles as the duo concluded their regular season with a 12-7 overall record and a 5-2 SoCon mark. The tandem finished the regular season winning their last three matches while going 7-3 in their last ten matches.
Herrera recorded his second postseason honor as he was tabbed Second Team in the No. 2 position for singles. He finished the regular season with a 15-3 record and an unblemished 7-0 record in conference play. Joining him on the Second Team in singles was David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) at the No. 5 slot. The sophomore went 11-5 including going 11-3 in the No. 5 flight for the Blue and Gold. He finished his regular season winning his last seven matches while going 9-1 in his last ten matches.
Wenceslao Albin (Salliquelo, Argentina) and Gonzalez concluded the postseason accolades for the Bucs as the duo earned Second Team conference recognition for doubles. The duo played solely out of the No. 3 position for the Bucs where they posted an 8-7 overall record including an impressive 6-1 SoCon record, which led the team.
After claiming the No. 1 seed and their third straight SoCon regular season title, the Bucs will travel to Greenville, S.C. to face off against No. 8 Chattanooga on April 21 at 9 a.m. to open the conference championships.
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