KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – On day two of the men’s tennis ITA Regional Championships, the Bucs picked up nine wins. Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) highlighted the Bucs after earning two wins in singles play.
In the doubles main draw, ETSU had two pairs that will continue to move on to play tomorrow. Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) and Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) defeated Kentucky’s pair of Bourgois and Yamada 8-7 (7). They will take on Belmont’s duo tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) also earned a doubles win after defeating Brodney and Ahmadi from Indiana 8-6. They will also play tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. against Butler. David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) and Fontcuberta were the third Buc duo to play in doubles, but fell to Shabat and Drago from Butler 8-3.
In the singles main draw, Khamis fell to Vanderbilt’s B. Rowe 7-6 (3), 6-3. Rengifo battled through a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 win over NKU’s H. Niehaus. He moved on to play P. Touliatos from Tennessee, but fell 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Fontcuberta and Gonzalez had success in the ITA Regional Championships draw. Fontcuberta’s first singles win came from A. Mag from Butler 6-1, 6-3. He earned his second win of the day over J. Palleres 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (0). He will take on M. Ferreira from Vanderbilt in round 16 tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Gonzalez was able to defeat W. Albin from TTU 7-5, 6-2, but fell to C. Burgois from Kentucky in the third round of singles action.
Lastly, four Bucs competed in consolation matches. Taisei Miyamoto (Chiba, Japan) fell to MTSU 6-1, 6-3, but Juan Lugo defeated Butler’s Shabat 6-2, 6-1. Adam O’Shannessy (New South Wales, Australia) picked up a win over Lipscomb’s P. Uribe 1-6, 6-3, 11-9 and will play tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Miguel Este defeated T. Voges from Memphis 6-1, 6-1 and will also play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
Rengifo/Khamis def. Bourgois/Yamada (Kentucky), 8-7 (7)
Lugo/Este vs. Brodney/Ahmadi (Indiana), 8-6
Shabat/Drago (Butler) def. Gonzalez/Fontcuberta, 8-3
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Rengifo/Khamis vs. Inno/Ilics (Belmont)
Lugo/Este vs. Dickson/Mag (Butler)
SINGLES MAIN DRAW
Frazier Rengifo def. H. Niehaus (NKU), 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5
Round 3 Singles
2018 ITA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sergi Fontcuberta def. A. Mag (Butler), 6-1, 6-3
David Gonzalez def. W. Albin (TTU), 7-5, 6-2
Round 3 Singles
Sergi Fontcuberta def. J. Palleres (Memphis), 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (0)
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Sergi Fontcuberta vs. M. Ferreira (Vanderbilt)
ROUND TWO SINGLES CONSOLATION
Moonen (MTSU) def. Taisei Miyamoto, 6-1, 6-3
Juan Lugo def. Shabat (Butler), 6-2, 6-1
Adam O’Shannessy def. P. Uribe (Lipscomb) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9
Miguel Este def. T. Voges (Memphis) 6-1, 6-1
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Miguel Este vs. W. Piekarsky (Indiana)
Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Adam O’Shannessy vs. the winner of C. Vicente (TTU) and J. Taylor (Memphis)
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