2011-12 Men's Tennis News
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June 06, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. (June 6, 2012) – After winning its sixth consecutive Atlantic Sun Championship and stringing together 14 straight wins during the 2012 season, the ETSU men’s tennis team checked in at No. 72 in the final Campbell’s/ITA Men’s Team Rankings.
May 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio. (May 12, 2012) – Facing a tough draw in the First Round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament, ETSU fell to No. 5 seed Ohio State, 4-0, on Saturday at the Buckeyes’ home Varsity Tennis Courts.
May 11, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2012) – Looking for its third first-round victory over the past six years, the ETSU men’s tennis team will attempt to upset No. 5 seed Ohio State on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament.
May 03, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (May 3, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team now knows the date and time for its meeting with No. 5 Ohio State in the 2012 NCAA Championships after the NCAA released all first and second round particulars on Thursday.
May 01, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2012) – The NCAA unveiled its 2012 Men’s Tennis Tournament field of 64 on Tuesday evening, with ETSU learning it will travel to Columbus, Ohio for a first-round matchup against the No. 5 overall seed Ohio State.
April 29, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 29, 2012) – Having earned a berth into its sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament by defeating North Florida 4-1 last weekend in the final of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championship, the ETSU men’s tennis team, along with the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, will host an NCAA Selection Show party on Tuesday starting at 6:15 p.m. inside the Humphreys Center.
April 22, 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 22, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team entered the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championship as the No. 1 seed after going undefeated in conference play during the regular season, and capped off its sixth-consecutive title on Sunday with a 4-1 victory against second-seeded North Florida in the finals at the Bristol Racquet Club.
April 22, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2012) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams will play for the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championships at the indoor courts of the Bristol Racquet Club, as overnight rain and continual inclement weather have forced the shift in venue.
April 21, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2012) – The top-seeded ETSU men’s tennis team advanced to its sixth-consecutive A-Sun Championship final, progressing on by No. 5 USC Upstate 4-0 in Saturday’s semifinal at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 20, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2012) – The No. 1-seeded ETSU men’s tennis team will battle No. 5-seeded USC Upstate in a rematch of the two sides’ regular season finale on Saturday in the Atlantic Sun Championships semifinals at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center. Match time has been moved to 8 a.m. due to the threat of inclement weather.
April 19, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 19, 2012) – Winners of its last 12 matches, the No. 1-seeded ETSU men’s tennis team begins its quest for a sixth-consecutive Atlantic Sun Championship crown this weekend at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 19, 2012
MACON, Ga. (April 19, 2012) – Finishing the season with a 9-0 A-Sun record – its fifth undefeated conference season since joining the league in 2006 – and earning the No. 1 seed in this weekend’s A-Sun Championships, the ETSU men’s tennis team bombarded the conference’s postseason honors and awards lists by earning six All-Conference selections with Director of ETSU Tennis Yaser Zaatini being named Coach of the Year.
April 17, 2012
MACON, Ga. (April 17, 2012) – Capping off his perfect A-Sun season with a 9-0 singles record in ETSU’s 5-2 defeat of USC Upstate last weekend, freshman Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
April 14, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 14, 2012) – The No. 73 ETSU men’s tennis team finished off its perfect Atlantic Sun season with a 5-2 victory against USC Upstate on Saturday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 13, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2012) – The No. 73 ETSU men’s tennis team will look to conclude the regular season with an undefeated Atlantic Sun Conference record on Saturday when it brings in USC Upstate on Senior Day at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 07, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team continued its Atlantic Sun perfection with a, 7-0, sweep of Kennesaw State on Saturday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 06, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 6, 2012) -- The ETSU men's tennis team won its 10th-consecutive match with a, 6-1, defeat of Mercer on Friday in Atlantic Sun action at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 05, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2012) – Winners of nine-consecutive matches, the ETSU men’s tennis team puts its perfect Atlantic Sun record on the line when it takes on Mercer and Kennesaw State this Friday and Saturday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
April 03, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team won its ninth-consecutive match on Tuesday by defeating Radford, 4-0, in a contest affected by rain which started at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center and concluded at the Bristol Racquet Club.
April 02, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 2, 2012) – Fresh off 7-0 victories against Lipscomb and Belmont, and solidifying its spot in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championship, the No. 72 ETSU men’s tennis team will step out of the A-Sun for a Tuesday afternoon match against the top team out of the Big South Conference, Radford, at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
March 31, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2012) – The No. 72 ETSU men’s tennis team remained atop of the Atlantic Sun Conference with a, 7-0, defeat of Belmont on Saturday at the Centennial Sportsplex.
March 31, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2012) – The No. 72 ETSU men’s tennis won its seventh-consecutive match on Friday by defeating Lipscomb, 7-0, in Atlantic Sun action at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
March 29, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2012) – Back in the Campell/ITA Men’s Team Rankings for the first time in five weeks, the ETSU men’s tennis team heads to Nashville, Tenn., for Atlantic Sun matches with Lipscomb and Belmont.
March 28, 2012
MACON, Ga. (March 28, 2012) – For the second time this season, ETSU men’s tennis senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.
March 28, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. (March 28, 2012) – In the midst of a six-match winning streak including a victory over conference rival then-No. 71 Stetson on Friday, the ETSU men’s tennis team has rejoined the Campbell/ITA Men’s Team Rankings at No. 72 as released by the association on Tuesday.
March 24, 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 24, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team won its sixth-consecutive match by sweeping the FGCU Eagles, 7-0, on Saturday at the Bristol Racquet Club.
March 23, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 23, 2012) -- In a clash of Atlantic Sun unbeatens, the ETSU men's tennis team prevailed with a convincing 5-0 victory over No. 71 Stetson on Friday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
March 22, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 22, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team opens the home portion of the A-Sun schedule this weekend when it battles two undefeated conference foes in No. 71 Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center.
March 21, 2012
MACON, Ga. (March 21, 2012) – Going 2-0 in both singles and doubles play in the opening weekend of Atlantic Sun action, senior Jeremy Bonnevalle (Keerbergen, Belgium) was named A-Sun Player of the Week for the first time in his collegiate career, the league office announced on Wednesday.
March 17, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 17, 2012) – With the ETSU men’s tennis team down 3-2 to North Florida, senior Jeremy Bonnevalle (Keerbegen, Belgium) saved a match point and rallied to defeat Pedro Davisson 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, before senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) completed the ETSU comeback with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win against Daniel Sotomarino to help the Bucs to a thrilling 4-3 victory over North Florida on Saturday at the UNF Tennis Complex.
March 16, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team got the Atlantic Sun season underway with a perfect 7-0 sweep of Jacksonville on Friday at the Keith Watson Tennis Center.
March 15, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2012) – After a 19-day layoff from its last match, the ETSU men’s tennis team returns to action this weekend when it begins the Atlantic Sun portion of the schedule against Jacksonville and North Florida.
February 29, 2012
MACON, Ga. (Feb. 29, 2012) – After posting a 2-0 record in both singles and doubles play through the Buccaneers’ first two wins of the spring season, ETSU men’s tennis senior Robin Akser (Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
February 26, 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2012) – Junior Juan Ramirez (Asuncion, Paraguay) clinched the ETSU men’s tennis team’s second victory of the weekend, as he came back from a set down to defeat Tennessee Tech’s Alejandro Augusto Bueno in a third set tiebreak 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) on the Buccaneers’ path to a 6-1 win on Sunday afternoon at the Bristol Racquet Club.
February 25, 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2012) - The ETSU men's tennis team used five singles points and its first doubles point of the year to earn its first victory of the season by defeating Appalachian State 6-1 on Saturday evening at the Bristol Racquet Club.
February 24, 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team has won its home opener eight-consecutive years, and will put that streak on the line as it opens the 2012 home season this weekend when it welcomes Appalachian State and Tennessee Tech to the Bristol Racquet Club.
February 22, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2012) – Director of ETSU Tennis Yaser Zaatini announced the ETSU men’s tennis team will be playing its first home matches of the 2011-12 season at the Bristol Racquet Club in Bristol, Tenn., with the Bucs set to face Appalachian State on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Tennessee Tech on Sunday at 10 a.m.
February 18, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2012) – The road continued to be unkind for the No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team on Saturday afternoon, as the Buccaneers dropped a 4-3 match to Middle Tennessee State University at the Nashboro Village Athletic Center.
February 17, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2012) – The No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team will be looking for its third win in three seasons against Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, as the Bucs travel to Nashville to take on the Blue Raiders inside the Nashboro Village Athletic Club. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m. EST.
February 15, 2012
MACON, Ga. (Feb. 15, 2012) – Highlighted by a week in which he defeated an ITA-ranked opponent for the first time since ETSU’s 2010 NCAA Tournament run, the Atlantic Sun Conference named senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) its men’s tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.
February 12, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 12, 2012) – The No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team played its closest match of the year on Sunday night, but fell just shy of pulling out an upset against No. 38 Nebraska in a 4-3 defeat at the Nebraska Tennis Center.
February 12, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 12, 2012) – Dropping two doubles tiebreakers and earning a lone singles victory from senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium), the ETSU men’s tennis team fell 6-1 to Denver on Saturday night at the Nebraska Tennis Center.
February 10, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 10, 2012) – The No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team will make its first trip to Lincoln, Neb. since 2007 on Saturday, as it gets set for a weekend series against Denver and No. 38 Nebraska inside the Nebraska Tennis Center.
February 09, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa. (Feb. 9, 2012) – The No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team continued its early-season struggles, falling to No. 73 Drake 6-1 on Thursday inside the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
February 08, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa. (Feb. 8, 2012) – The No. 74 ETSU men’s tennis team travels to the central plains and the capital city of Des Moines on Thursday to take on No. 73 Drake inside the Roger Knapp Tennis Center at noon (EDT).
February 04, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. (Feb. 4, 2012) – No. 4 Georgia was too much for the No. 64-ranked ETSU men’s tennis team, as the Buccaneers fell to the Bulldogs 6-1 on Saturday afternoon inside the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts.
February 03, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2012) – The No. 64 ETSU men’s tennis team battles the No. 4-ranked team in the country this weekend, as it heads 70 miles from Atlanta to Athens to take on Georgia inside the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts.
February 02, 2012
ATLANTA (Feb. 2, 2012) – The No. 64 ETSU men’s tennis team dropped to 0-3 to start the 2012 campaign on Thursday afternoon, as Georgia State bounced back from its loss last weekend to defeat the Bucs 5-2 at the Peachtree Tennis Center.
February 01, 2012
ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2012) – After a tough opening weekend in Lexington, Ky., the No. 58 ETSU men’s tennis team continues its stretch of five-consecutive ranked opponents to start the season, as it travels the Peachtree Tennis Center in Atlanta to take on No. 69 Georgia State on Thursday at 1 p.m.
January 28, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2012) – The No. 58 ETSU men’s tennis team wrapped up its ITA Kickoff Weekend in Lexington, falling 4-0 to No. 57 North Carolina State in the consolation round.
January 27, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2012) – The No. 58 ETSU men’s tennis team opened the spring season in Lexington, Ky. as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, but stumbled out of the gates in a 4-1 loss to No. 22 Tulsa at Kentucky's Boone Tennis Complex.
January 26, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2012) – The No. 58 ETSU men’s tennis team opens up the spring season on Friday, when it travels to Lexington, Ky. to take on No. 22 Tulsa as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend at 3 p.m.
January 04, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. (Jan. 4, 2012) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will start the 2011-12 season ranked right where it left off from its fifth-consecutive Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship, as the ITA released its first rankings of the season on Tuesday with the Buccaneers at No. 58.
November 21, 2011
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2011) – The best of ETSU’s historic tennis program reunited for the first time in over a decade on Saturday afternoon during the men’s basketball game inside the MSHA Athletic Center.
October 22, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 22, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team’s run at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships came to an end on Saturday, as senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) fell in the singles main draw round of 16 and his fellow Buccaneers were ousted in the doubles main draw and singles consolation draw.
October 21, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 21, 2011) – Senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) won two matches on Friday at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships to advance to Saturday’s round of 16 as the only ETSU men’s tennis student-athlete remaining in the tournament.
October 20, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team began play at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships on Thursday at Tennessee’s Goodfriend Tennis Center and Knoxville Racquet Club, with seniors Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium), Robin Akser (Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) and Jeremy Bonnevalle (Keerbergen, Belgium) advancing through to the second round of singles play.
October 19, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 19, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will conclude the fall season with a trip to Knoxville, Tenn. to compete in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, beginning on Thursday at Tennessee’s Goodfriend Tennis Center and Knoxville Racquet Club.
October 16, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (October 16, 2011) – Junior Juan Ramirez (Asuncion, Paraguay) won the orange flight singles championship, on Sunday, at the UVA Invitational by defeating Eastern Kentucky’s Hugo Klientovsky 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals and taking the title on a default in the finals.
October 15, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (October 15, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team began singles play on Saturday at the UVA Invitational, with Juan Ramirez (Asuncion, Paraguay) and Jeremy Bonnevalle (Keerbergen, Belgium) advancing through to the semifinals of their respective flights.
October 14, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (October 14, 2011) – The ETSU doubles team of Jeremy Bonnevalle (Keerbergen, Belgium) and Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) advanced to the finals of the Orange Doubles Flight to lead the Bucs on the rain shortened opening day at the UVA Fall Classic on Friday.
October 13, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (October 13, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team heads to the campus of the University of Virginia for the second time this fall, as they will compete in the UVA Fall Classic beginning on Friday at 9 a.m.
October 05, 2011
TULSA, Okla. (October 5, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team played its final day of qualifying at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships on Wednesday afternoon, as senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) and junior Jesus Bandres (Caracas, Venezuela) defeated Mississippi State 8-5 but fell to Ohio State 8-4.
October 04, 2011
TULSA, Okla. (October 4, 2011) – Junior Jesus Bandres (Caracas, Venezuela) and senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) remain alive at the ITA All-American Tennis Championships, having defeated Louisiana State’s Olivier Borsos and Neal Skupski 9-8 (7) to advance to the doubles draw’s third round.
October 04, 2011
TULSA, Okla. (October 3, 2011) - Senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) defeated Drake's James McKie (6-2, 6-1) in the opening round of the qualifying draw in the 2011 ITA All-American Tennis Championships, on Monday, at the Case Tennis Center.
October 02, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 2, 2011)Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) came from 5-1 down in the third set on Sunday, to defeat Memphis’ Daniel Schindler (5-7, 6-4, 7-5) and win the gold flight singles title at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic.
October 01, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 1, 2011)Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Kennesaw State’s Alex Toliver (6-4. 6-4) in the semifinals of the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic, on Saturday, to play his way through to the final of the singles gold flight main draw.
September 30, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (September 30, 2011)Roger Ordeig (Gurb, Spain) and Rogerio Ribeiro each won two matches on Friday at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic, advancing to the semifinals of their respective flights.
September 29, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (September 29, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will compete in its fourth tournament of the fall season, when they travel to Chattanooga Tenn. for a weekend tournament at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic.
September 25, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (September 25, 2011) – Senior Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) went all the way through the orange flight consolation bracket to win the draw’s consolation title on Sunday at the UVA Ranked + 1 Invitational.
September 22, 2011
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 22, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team will have student-athletes in two different locations this weekend, as the Bucs will be represented in both the Southern Intercollegiate and UVA Ranked + 1 Invitational.
September 19, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 18, 2011) – The ETSU men’s tennis team concluded its first ITA sanctioned fall tournament of 2011 on Sunday, finishing a quality weekend at the UT Fall Invitational inside Tennessee’s Barksdale Stadium and Tyson Park.
September 16, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 16, 2011) – On Friday, the ETSU men’s tennis team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. for the Tennessee Fall Invitational, to be held at both Barksdale Stadium and Tyson Park.
July 22, 2011
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 22, 2011) - Both the ETSU men's and women's tennis teams have received the 2011 All-Academic Team award by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while a total of twelve Buccaneers received the ITA Scholar-Athlete honor.
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 3 of 11
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29 5 of 11
VB ETSU 3 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 Morgan State University 0
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
MSOC ETSU 3 F
Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University