Bucs Unable to Keep Pace with Bulls

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2020) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team dropped its second match in as many days, falling to South Florida by the final score of 6-1. With the loss, the Bucs conclude their Sunshine State trip with a pair of tough losses, falling to 0-2 on the season.


Owls’ Singles Play too much for Bucs

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2020) – The 2020 season started off with a tough 4-3 loss as the Buccaneers dropped their season opener to Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla. Following the loss, ETSU falls to 0-1 on the season, while FAU improves to an even 2-2.


Bucs Look to Outshine Pair of Sunshine State Opponents

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2020) – For the first time this decade, the ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis squad will take the court. The Bucs are traveling south to Boca Raton, Fla. for a pair of matchups with Florida Atlantic and South Florida. The showdown against FAU will take place at noon on Friday, Jan. 17, while the match against USF will commence at noon on Saturday, Jan. 18.


ETSU Caps off Fall Season with Strong Performance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 3, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers men’s tennis team saw its fall season come to a strong conclusion in Birmingham, Ala. as the Bucs claimed one main draw championship and three consolation brackets in the 2019 CCB Invitational. ETSU finished 10-5 in singles play during the three-day event, while recording a 5-1 doubles record.


ETSU to Conclude Fall Schedule at CCB Invitational

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 31, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers men’s tennis team will wrap up the fall schedule this weekend as ETSU heads to Birmingham, Ala. to take part in the CCB Invitational hosted by Alabama and the Country Club of Birmingham. The event will run from Nov. 1-3.


Bucs Conclude Play at ITA Regionals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers men’s tennis team saw its involvement in the ITA Ohio Valley regional come to an end in the quarterfinals in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday afternoon. Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) dropped matches in their respective quarterfinal draws.


Pair of Buccaneers Advance in ITA Regional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers men’s tennis team saw two players reach their respective quarterfinals rounds as Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) finished 2-0 on the day to advance in the main draw and consolation bracket. Rengifo finished 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the main draw, while Lugo won two sets to advance to the consolation draw quarterfinals.


Trio of Bucs Advance to ITA Round of 32

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team competed in day two of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Nashville, Tenn. on the campus of Vanderbilt. The Bucs secured four singles wins, with three victories coming in the Round of 64.


Bucs Successful in Day One of ITA Regionals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team kick started the 2019 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals with two rounds of doubles action before heading into singles play. The Bucs received a boost in doubles play from Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia), finishing 2-0 and advancing to the doubles quarterfinals.


Bucs to Compete in ITA Regionals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will take part in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional tournament in Nashville, Tenn. beginning on Thursday, Oct. 24. The tournament will be hosted by Vanderbilt and will run from Oct. 24-28 and will be played on two different venues: Currey Tennis Center (Vanderbilt) and the Centennial Sportsplex. There will be live stats for matches played at the Currey Tennis Center by clicking here.


Badra Claims C Singles Championship at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team capped off the 2019 Louisville Invitational with a singles championship from Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela). The Bucs concluded the event with 11 singles wins and three doubles victories, with four of the singles wins coming from Badra as he claimed the C Singles Draw Championship.


ETSU to Travel to Louisville Invitational

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Louisville, Ky. for the 2019 Louisville Invitational. The Bucs will be traveling six of the seven members on the roster, with Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) being the lone Buccaneer not making the trip.


Rengifo Splits Results in ITA All-American Qualifiers

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 8, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team sent Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Columbia) to Tulsa, Okla. to take part in the 2019 ITA All-American Championship. Rengifo began his tournament in the ITA All-American Qualifiers that began on Oct. 7.


Rengifo to Compete in ITA All-American

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2019) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will send Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) to Tulsa, Okla. this week to take part in the ITA All-American Championships hosted by Tulsa. The event started on Saturday, Oct. 5 with the pre-qualifying rounds.


Bucs Cap off Gamecock Fall Invitational

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 22, 2019) – The second fall tournament of the season came to a conclusion on Sunday in Columbia, S.C. as the Bucs capped off the Gamecock Fall Invitational. The Bucs sent Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Columbia) and Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) to compete in the Gamecock Fall Invitational.


ETSU to Compete in Gamecock Fall Invitational

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2019) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will send Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) and Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) to Columbia, S.C. to take part in the Gamecock Fall Invitational hosted by South Carolina. This will be the fall debut for both Rengifo and Khamis.


ETSU Concludes Play at 5C’s Tournament

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2019) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team concluded its first fall event of the 2019-20 campaign, competing at the Chattanooga Collegiate Clay Court Championships (5C’s). The Bucs sent Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela), Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) and Chris Mikrovas (Athens, Greece) to compete in the 5C’s event.


Juan Lugo to Play in Davis Cup

DORAL, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2019) – ETSU Men’s Tennis very own Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) will be representing Team Venezuela in the 2019 Davis Cup. The event will begin on Saturday, Sept. 14 with Venezuela taking on Ecuador in Doral, Fla.


Bucs Open Fall Slate in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2019) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will get its first taste of action this weekend as the Bucs travel to Chattanooga, Tenn. tomorrow to take part in the Chattanooga Collegiate Clay Court Championships (5C’s). The tournament will run from Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15.


ETSU Men’s Tennis Announces Season Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2019) – East Tennessee State University Men’s Tennis Head Coach Martin Stiegwardt has officially announced the upcoming 2019-2020 season schedule on Tuesday.


ETSU Athletics announces partnership with bioPURE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- bioPURE Services announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University Athletics recently became a bioPURE Certified TMathletic facility. This certification means that ETSU athletes will experience a higher level of clean and disinfection in high-use locations like the weight room and the various locker rooms throughout the athletic complex.


Success of Sander Gille Continues

BASTAD, Sweden (July 23, 2019) – Just a few weeks after notching his first doubles win in his Wimbledon debut, former ETSU great Sander Gille (Hasselt, Belgium) lifted the trophy following his first ATP Doubles Championship in the Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden.


ITA Announces 2019 All-Academic Scholar Athletes

TEMPE, Ariz. (July 23, 2019) – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2019 All-Academic teams and Scholar Athletes. The Buccaneers were one of four Southern Conference men’s tennis teams to achieve All-Academic Team status as the Blue & Gold represented eight of the 26 SoCon competitors on the ITA Scholar Athletes list.


Best of Buc Photos: 2018-19

As the 2018-19 season came to an end last week, please take a look back at all the special moments in our special segment called “Best of Buc Photos” courtesy of ETSU Sport Photo Journalist Dakota Hamilton.