No. 51 ETSU sweeps Winthrop, 7-0
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2007) - The 51st ranked ETSU men's tennis team picked up their seventh straight victory as they dropped Winthrop, 7-0 on Thursday. With the victory the Bucs improve to 20-4 on the season, while Winthrop falls to 9-9.

 

The Bucs took a 1-0 lead as they swept the doubles. In the No. 1 position, Travis Sandlant (Werribee, Australia) and Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) defeated Rodrigo Santos and Germano Knorr, 8-7, while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Sebastian Serrano (Cartagena, Colombia) picked up their ninth straight victory as they breezed by Jorge Padilla and Alejandro Portugal, 8-3 in the second slot. Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) and Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia) completed the sweep as they defeated Thiago Barbosa and Bastian Moldenhke, 8-1 in the third position.

 

In singles action, Burmazovic defeated Rodrigo Santos, 7-5, 7-6 in the No. 1 position, while Olivares cruised past Bastian Moldenhke, 6-2, 6-1 in the second slot. In the No. 3 position, Felix Insaurralde (Asuncion, Paraguay) breezed by Alejandro Portugal, 6-1, 6-1 as Serrano defeated Arthur Takahashi, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 4 slot. Competing in the No. 5 slot, Picardo dropped Jorge Padilla, 6-3, 6-0, while Ahlgren defeated Thiago Barbosa, 6-0, 6-1 in the sixth position.  

 

"I'm really proud of the way the guys finished out the regular season," said head coach Yaser Zaatini. "Sometimes you worry about being able to motivate a team that has already accomplished some of their goals during the season. They came out and played very focused and I hope they can maintain that focus for the tournament."

 

Top-seeded ETSU is set to host the 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament which will begin on April 20. For all ETSU men's tennis action, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

ETSU 7, WU 0

Singles

No. 1- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) def. Rodrigo Santos (WU) 7-5, 7-6

No. 2- Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Bastian Moldenhke (WU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3- Felix Insaurralde (ETSU) def. Alejandro Portugal (WU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4- Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Arthur Takahashi (WU) 6-2, 6-1

No. 5- Lisandro Picardo (ETSU) def. Jorge Padilla (WU) 6-3, 6-0

No. 6- Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) def. Thiago Barbosa (WU) 6-0, 6-1

 

Doubles

No. 1- Ahlgren/Sandlant (ETSU) def. Santos/Knorr (WU) 8-7

No. 2- Olivares/Serrano (ETSU) def. Padilla/Portgual (WU) 8-3

No. 3- Picardo/Isaza (ETSU) def. Barbosa/Moldenhke (WU) 8-1

 

 

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