Men's tennis heads to prestigious 41st annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships

Thursday, September 18, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 18, 2008) - The ETSU men's tennis team looks to continue its success as they travel to the prestigious 41st annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships, Friday and Saturday, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

 

The two-day event will feature 179 participants from 32 schools including notable ranked Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and host and two-time defending NCAA champion Georgia.  

 

This is the oldest collegiate fall tournament in the South. This year notable individual field includes 16 nationally ranked players and two top-10 Division II members.

 

The Bucs are coming off a strong showing in their first fall tournament, the Virginia Fall Classic, last weekend. Leading the way for ETSU was a trio Buccaneers.

 

In bracket A-2 singles play, ETSU's junior newcomer Grega Teraz (Gorenjska, Slovenia), would drop his first match to Eastern Kentucky's Alex Das Izquierdo, before getting hot the remainder of the tournament. In the consultation bracket Teraz would go on a tear, defeating Atlantic Sun rival Maksin Levanovich, of Stetson, in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. In his semifinal match, Teraz would go on to defeat Columbia's Bogdan Borta, before dismissing Nebraska's Francois Van Impe 6-4, 7-5 in the finals.

 

Like his teammate junior Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Columbia), dropped his first round match in bracket B-1, before showing his character and toughness by winning the consolation side. Also the final ETSU player that led the way was freshman Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium). This newcomer didn't waste anytime showing his talent. Gille would not drop a set on his way to earning top honors in singles bracket C.

 

Attached is the 22-page tournament's bracket. For information throughout the weekend please visit www.ETSUBUCS.com.

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WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky