Bucs tennis defeats UC-San Diego, 6-1
Freshman Enrique Olivares continued his winning ways against the Tritons
Freshman Enrique Olivares continued his winning ways against the Tritons

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

San Diego, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2006) - The ETSU men's tennis team defeated the University of California at San Diego Tritons, 6-1. The Bucs are now 5-4 on the year while the Tritons fall to 0-5 with the win.

 

Action began with the Buccaneers claiming the doubles point with wins in all three positions. At the No. 1 doubles position, junior Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) and sophomore Juan Crosa (Asuncion, Paraguay) defeated Brent Molden and Eric Rubens, 8-6. In No. 2 doubles, senior Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) and junior Lisandro Picardo (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) defeated Erik Oijala and Blake Meister, 8-5, while in No. 3 doubles, freshman Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and junior Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) defeated Ramesh Thondapu and Steven Oechel, 8-4.

 

ETSU again dominated in singles action, winning five of the six matches, with four of them coming in straight sets. In No. 1 singles, Oscar Posada defeated Brent Molden, 6-2, 6-3, while Felix Insaurralde defeated Eric Rubens, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 in the No. 2 position. In the No. 3 slot, Enrique Olivares defeated Blake Meister, 6-1, 6-3. In the No. 5 position Lisandro Picardo defeated Ramesh Thondapu, 6-3, 7-5, while in the No. 6 position Sebastian Serrano defeated Richard Sabo, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Juan Crosa dropped his match in the No. 4 position to Erik Oijala after a hard fought set, 1-6, 6-2, 10-6.

 

"I think overall we competed pretty well," said head coach Yaser Zaatini, "we're still not working with all cylinders on, but most of the guys competed extremely well. "

 

The Buccaneers next match is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 22, against the University of California-Riverside in Riverside, Calif. at 2 p.m.

 

ETSU 6, UCSD 1

Singles
Oscar Posada (ETSU) def. Brent Molden (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Eric Rubens (UCSD) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Blake Meister (UCSD) 6-1, 6-3
Erik Oijala (UCSD) def. Juan Crosa (ETSU) 1-6, 6-2, 10-6
Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Ramesh Thondapu (UCSD) 6-3, 7-5
Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Richard Sabo (UCSD) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
Posada/Crosa (ETSU) def. Molden/Rubens (UCSD) 8-6
Insaurralde/Picardo (ETSU) def. Oijala/Meister (UCSD) 8-5
Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Thondapu/Oechel (UCSD) 8-4

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