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No. 48 ETSU men's tennis breezes by Wichita State, 5-1
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Friday, March 09, 2007

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 9, 2007) - The 48th ranked ETSU men's tennis breezed by Wichita State, 5-1 on Friday at the Nebraska Tennis Center. With their fifth straight victory the Bucs improve to 13-3 on the season while the Shockers fall to 3-3.

 

The Shockers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as they captured the doubles point. In the No. 1 position, Travis Sandlant (Werribee, Australia) and Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) fell to the No. 35 doubles team of Goran Vujaklija and Boris Gubic, 8-3, while Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Felix Insaurralde dropped to Albert Ballesta and Tiago Espirito Santo, 8-6 in the No. 3 position. In the No. 2 slot, Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated Rodrigo Briceno and Kevin Gardner, 8-0.

 

ETSU battled back however, as they swept the singles. In the No. 2 slot Insaurralde defeated Boris Gubic, 6-4, 6-1 while Olivares cruised past Tiago Espirito Santo, 6-2, 6-1 in the third position. In the No. 4 position Serrano defeated Kevin Gardner, 6-2, 6-1, as Picardo defeated Albert Ballesta, 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 in the No. 5 slot. Ahlgren breezed by Rodrigo Briceno, 6-0, 6-0. In the No. 1 position Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) was leading Goran Vujaklija, 7-5, 3-2 but the match was left unfinished.

 

The Bucs will continue play tomorrow as they take on No. 53 Drake at 10 a.m. CST. For all ETSU men's tennis action, visit www.etsubucs.com

 

ETSU 5, Wichita State 1

Singles

No. 1- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) led Goran Vujaklija (WSU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished

No. 2- Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Boris Gubic (WSU) 6-4, 6-1

No. 3- Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Tiago Espirito Santo (WSU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 4- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Kevin Gardner (WSU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 5- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Albert Ballesta (WSU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5

No. 6- Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) def. Rodrigo Briceno (WSU) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles

No. 1- #35 Vujaklija/Gubic (WSU) def. Sandlant/Ahlgren (ETSU) 8-3

No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Briceno/Gardner (WSU) 8-0

No. 3- Ballesta/Espirito Santo (WSU) def. Picardo/Insaurralde (ETSU) 8-6