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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 28, 2008) - The No. 33 ETSU men's tennis team defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins, 7-0 on Friday morning at the Keith Watson Tennis Complex. The Bucs improve to 16-3 on the year and 6-0 in conference play while the Dolphins fall to 4-10, 3-3.
ETSU claimed the doubles point for a 1-0 advantage as they swept all three matches. In the No. 1 position Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden) and Oscar Posada (Valencia, Venezuela) defeated Francisco Riveroll and Victor Vaz, 8-4 while Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) and Lisandro Picardo (Mar del Plata, Argentina) dropped Vinicius Craveiro and Marcos Oliveira, 8-0 in the second position. The Colombian duo of Daniel Isaza (Medellin, Colombia) and Sergio Velez (Medellin, Colombia) completed the sweep for the Bucs defeating Alberto Lopez and Clay Garrett, 8-2.
The Bucs then swept all six singles points for the 7-0 victory. In the No. 1 slot Enrique Olivares defeated Victor Vaz, 6-2, 6-2 while Predrag Burmazovic (Belgrade, Serbia) dropped Francisco Riveroll, 7-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 position. In the No. 3 slot Daniel Isaza cruised past Marcos Oliveira, 6-1, 6-4 while Alex Ahlgren defeated Vinicius Craveiro, 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth position. Freshmen Matej Zlatkovic (Ljubljana, Solvenia) and Sergio Velez earned the final two points for ETSU winning in the fifth and sixth slots respectively. Zlatkovic downed Alberto Lopez, 6-0, 1-0, ret. while Velez dropped Clay Garrett, 6-1, 6-2.
"We played very well today and hopefully everyone is still healthy for another tough match tomorrow," said head coach Yaser Zaatini.
The Bucs will be back in action tomorrow March 29 as they take on North Florida. The match is set to begin at 11 a.m. Follow all ETSU men's tennis action at www.ETSUBucs.com.
#33 ETSU 7, JU 0
No. 1- #67 Enrique Olivares (ETSU) def. Victor Vaz (JU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2- Predrag Burmazovic (ETSU) def. Francisco Riveroll (JU) 7-6, 6-4
No. 3- Daniel Isaza (ETSU) def. Marcos Oliveira (JU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4- Alex Ahlgren (ETSU) def. Vinicius Craveiro (JU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5- Matej Zlatkovic (ETSU) def. Alberto Lopez (JU 6-0, 1-0, ret.
No. 6- Sergio Velez (ETSU) def. Clay Garrett (JU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 1- Ahlgren/Posada (ETSU) def. Riveroll/Vaz (JU) 8-4
No. 2- Olivares/Picardo (ETSU) def. Craveiro/Oliveira (JU) 8-0
No. 3- Isaza/Velez (ETSU) def. Lopez/Garrett (JU) 8-2