Johnson City, Tenn. (February 2, 2002) - The East Tennessee State University men's tennis team dropped their season opener to fourth-ranked Tennessee (4-0), 6-1, in Knoxville, Tenn. at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the UT campus.
The Bucs (0-1) lost the doubles point to the Volunteers. Tennessee's Adam Carey and Mark Henderson put away ETSU's Diego Iglesias (Mar Del Plata, Argentina) and Federico Ochoa (Manizales, Colombia) 8-2 in the No. 3 match. Mark Dietrich and Jacob Olsen of UT earned a tough 8-6 win over Marcos Pavlovich (Otamendi, Argentina) and Roberto Fernandez (Cuernavaca, Mexico) in the No. 1 match.
In singles action, Carey earned the first point for the Vols by taking a 6-0, 6-2 decision over ETSU's Pablo Sahagun (Cuernavaca, Mexico) in the No. 2 match. The lone Buccaneer win came in the No. 4 match when Iglesias took a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jacob Olsen. Fourteenth-ranked Mario Toledo scored 6-2, 6-4 to defeat Pavlovich in No. 1 match. Fernandez lost the No. 3 match 6-2, 7-6(3) in a tough one to UT's Dietrich. In the No. 5 match, Henderson defeated Alejandro Salazar (Arequipa, Peru) 6-1, 6-2. Francisco Diaz (Weston, Fla.) went down to Tennessee's Wade Orr by a score of 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 6 match.
#4 Tennessee 6, ETSU 1
1) Dietrich/Olsen (UT) def. Pavlovich/Fernandez (ETSU) 8-6*
2) Toledo/Crews (UT) vs. Sahugan/Salazar (ETSU) DNF
3) Carey/Henderson (UT) def. Iglesias/Ochoa (ETSU) 8-2
1) (14) Mario Toledo (UT) def. Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
2) Adam Carey (UT) def. Pablo Sahugan (ETSU) 6-0, 6-2
3) (67) Mark Dietrich (UT) def. Roberto Fernandez (ETSU) 6-2, 7-6(3)*
4) Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Jacob Olsen (UT) 6-4, 6-2
5) Mark Henderson (UT) def. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) 6-1, 6-2
6) Wade Orr (UT) def. Francisco Diaz (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1