SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs cruised to yet another 7-0 sweep in Southern Conference play with a dominating victory over Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. With the win, the Bucs improve to 6-3 on the season and 2-0 in league play, while Wofford falls to 3-7 on the year and 0-1 in SoCon play.
ETSU kicked things off with a doubles victory in the No. 3 doubles slot as Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) and David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) cruised to a 6-2 triumph over Lucas Cerbelli and John Crawford. The Bucs then sealed the doubles point from the No. 2 position following Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) and Frazier Rengifo’s (Cali, Colombia) 6-3 win over Bryce Keim and Omar Williams. Wofford earned a doubles win from the No. 1 slot but it was too little too late as Julian Chousa and Javi Casasolas upended Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Chris Mikrovas (Athens, Greece) by the final score of 7-6.
For the second consecutive match, Khamis picked up the first singles victory of the match with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Cerbelli in the No. 4 singles hole. Lugo extended the ETSU lead to 3-0 as he cruised past Edu Villar in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 from the No. 3 singles position. With the Bucs in the driver’s seat, Gonzalez sealed the deal for the Blue & Gold with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Keim in the fifth singles slot. The Bucs added three more wins for the clean sweep as Rengifo (6-2, 6-3), Fontcuberta (7-6, 6-3) and Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) (6-3, 6-7, 10-2) picked up wins in their respective singles’ slots.
The Bucs will return to action on Saturday, March 2 when ETSU welcomes the University of Louisiana into town for a 9 a.m. match. The contest will also serve as the first match played at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
Match Notes: ETSU 6-3 (2-0); Wofford 3-7 (0-1)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,3,5,1,2,6)
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