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Men's Tennis Defeats College of Charleston, 5-2

Sunday, April 08, 2001

Johnson City, Tenn.-- The East Tennessee State men’s tennis team defeated SoCon rival College of Charleston, 5-2 Sunday afternoon from the ETSU Tennis Center.

The Buccaneers (9-10, 6-1 SoCon) picked up singles wins at No. 1, 3, 5 and 6. East Tennessee State’s Gustavo Gomez won his 21st consecutive match, defeating Henrico DuPlessis, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. At No. 3 singles, Juan Yannuzzi won his 16th of his last 17 matches for ETSU, defeating Emal Omid, 6-1, 6-4. Roberto Fernandez defeated Bill Brehmen of College of Charleston at No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 6 singles, ETSU’s Francisco Diaz defeated Milos Lazic, 6-1, 6-3.

College of Charleston won singles matches at No. 2 and 4 singles. ETSU’s Marcos Pavlovich retired in the midst of a tight three-set match at No. 2 singles against Sagi Zolkin with the score at 7-6, 2-6, 3-2. The Cougars final singles victory came as Sandon Bautu defeated Pablo Sahagun at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-3.

ETSU took the doubles point after sweeping all three doubles matches. Gomez and Fernandez defeated DuPlessis and Omid at No. 1 doubles, 8-6. At No. 2 doubles, Pavlovich and Yannuzzi defeated Zakin and Bautu, 8-4. In the final doubles match, Sahagun and Diaz defeated Mike Sutcliffe and Matt Beckham, 8-2.

The Buccaneers return to action on Wednesday, April 11 as they host Southern Conference rival Furman University.