Doubles duo starts fall season with title at SIC
ATHENS, Ga. (Sept. 14, 2014) - After running the table in Atlantic Sun doubles competition last season, ETSU's doubles duo of Conner Huertas (Lima, Peru) and Sebastian Yllera (Cinco Saltos, Argentina) picked up right where they left off, winning the Division II Doubles title at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.
Huertas and Yllera began Sunday, the third day of the four-day tournament, by defeating Santiago Munoz and Branch Terrell of Arkansasin straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, in the Division II Doubles flight semifinals.
In the flight final, Huertas and Yllera came from behind to outlast Lander's Loic Minery and Benjamin Salle, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(6), to earn the title.
Last spring, Huertas and Yllera went 8-0 in doubles play, including a 5-0 mark in A-Sun competition. The two were named to the 2014 Atlantic Sun Second Team for doubles.
Also in action for ETSU Sunday were Rogerio Ribeiro and Ismael Merino, who each picked up singles wins in their respective consolation brackets.
The Southern Intercollegiate Championships will conclude tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 15 with the schedule as follows:
Division I Singles
Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Igor Smelyanski (Tennessee), 7-6(5), 4-6, 1-0(4)
Division II Singles
Round of 16
Conner Huertas (ETSU) def. Connor Clements (Georgia Gwinnett), 6-4, 7-6(6)
Daffra Sanon (Clemson) def. Sebastian Yllera (ETSU), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Eduardo Segura (Georgia Tech) def. Conner Huertas (ETSU), 6-3, 6-3
Ismael Merino (ETSU) def. Michael Chen (Winthrop), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0(4)
Division II Doubles
Conner Huertas/Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Santiago Munoz/Branch Terrell (Arkansas), 6-3, 6-1
Conner Huertas/Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Loic Minery/Benjamin Salle (Lander), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(6)
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