JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 6, 2018) – The ETSU men’s tennis team swept the UNF Ospreys 7-0 at the UNF Tennis Complex on Tuesday evening. The Bucs picked up their fourth road win and their second sweep of the season. The Bucs improve their overall record to 7-5, while the Ospreys drop to 6-7.
In a battle of best out of three, UNF took the first match in doubles play, but the Bucs won back-to-back matches in doubles to win the point. Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) and Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Till Von Winning and Sahil Deshmukh 6-4 and then Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Tasei Miyamoto (Chiba, Japan) won 7-5 over Jefta Kecic and Lasses Muscheites.
ETSU would continue their success in singles play, as they would win six straight singles matches. Senior leader Robert Herrera kicked things off with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Jefta Kecic at the No. 1 singles spot. Sergi Fontcuberta then battled through a three-set match and picked up a 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 win against Sahil Deshmukh. Another three-set match came from Juan Lugo, who clinched the match for the Bucs. He won 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 at the No. 2 spot. Frazier Rengifo (Cal, Colombia) would continue the sweep after fighting for a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) over Till Von Winning. Both David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) and Tasei Miyamoto helped the full sweep for the Bucs. David Gonzalez came from behind and won a 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 match over Nilo Duarte. To conclude things, Tasei Miyamoto defeated Joe Ellis 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).
The Bucs take a few weeks off before returning to action. They will head to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on Furman on Friday, March 23 for their third conference match of the season. First serve is set for 3:00 p.m.
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)
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