ETSU earns 4-2 victory over Florida Gulf Coast
ETSU earns 4-2 victory over Florida Gulf Coast
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fontcuberta wins thee-set thriller to secure win

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2018) – In their final match of their three match road stretch in Florida, the ETSU men’s tennis team picked up a 4-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast. The Bucs now improve to 2-1 on the season.

It was a battle in the doubles action as Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) and Tasei Miyamoto (Chiba, Japan) battled for a 7-6 win to help the Bucs earn the doubles point.

Florida Gulf Coast tied the match 1-1 after winning in the five spot, but Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) won 6-4, 6-2 over Mateo Ruiz to give ETSU the advantage again. After fighting for their third point, Herrera fell to Felipe Ramirez 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 and the match would be tied again. From there, ETSU won back-to-back sets to grab the win. Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) defeated Ezequiel Cerrini 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 and Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Oliver Landert. 

Throughout the weekend, Este and Fontcuberta have gone 3-0 at the No. 3 doubles.

The Bucs return to action on Feb. 1, when they take on Marquette University.  

RESULTS

Doubles:

  1. Oliver Landert/ Felipe Ramirez (FGCU) def. #37 Juan Lugo/Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) 6-4
  2. Robert Herrera/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) Felipe Escobar/Mateo Ruiz (FGCU) 7-6
  3. Miguel Este/Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) Austin Bates/Javier Fernandez (FGCU) 6-3

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles

  1. Felipe Ramirez (FGCU) def. Robert Herrera (ETSU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
  2. Juan Lugo (ETSU) Ezequiel Cerrini (FGCU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
  3. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) Oliver Landert (FGCU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
  4. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) Mateo Ruiz (FGCU) 6-4, 6-2
  5. Felipe Escobar (FGCU) def. Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) 6-1, 6-3
  6. David Gonzalez (ETSU) Javier Fernandez (FGCU) DNF, 7-5, 3-6, 5-0

Order of finish: 5, 4, 1, 2, 3

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