Bucs send three players to singles semifinal rounds at UVa
Sebastian Yllera was one of three ETSU players to clinch a spot in a singles semifinal round at the UVa Fall Classic Saturday.
Bucs send three players to singles semifinal rounds at UVa
Saturday, October 4, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2014) - One day after two ETSU doubles teams won flight titles, the Bucs sent three players to the semifinals of their respective singles flights at the UVa Fall Invite Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Sebastian Yllera (Cinco Saltos, Argentina), Ismael Merino (Lima, Peru), and Ricardo Pabon (Bogota, Columbia) each advanced to the semifinal round of their respective singles flights Saturday during Day Two of the three-day UVa Fall Invite.

Yllera and Merino each picked up hard-fought, three-set wins in their quarterfinal matches, with Yllera defeating Diego Castano of Liberty, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and Merino knocking off Aaron Capitel of George Mason, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Saturday's successes followed up impressive Day One showings by Yllera and Merino.

Friday, Yllera teamed with Conner Huertas (Lima, Peru) to win the Blue Doubles flight title, while Merino paired with Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) to win the White Doubles title.

Like Yllera and Merino, Pabon also advanced to a singles semifinal round, defeating opponents from UMBC (Maryland, Baltimore County) and Cornell to advance to the semifinals of the Black Singles flight.

The final day of competition at the UVa Fall Invite will take place Sunday, Oct. 5.


White Singles

First Round: Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Joe Hill (George Mason), 6-2, 6-2

Quarterfinals: Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Diego Castano (Liberty), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Semifinals: Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) vs. Colin Sinclair (Cornell), Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Black Singles

First Round: Ismael Merino (ETSU) def. Octavio Canibe (Bucknell), 6-1, 6-2

Ricardo Pabon (ETSU) def. Jeremy Gibbens Schneider (UMBC), 6-3, 6-4

Quarterfinals:Ismael Merino (ETSU) def. Aaron Capitel (George Mason), 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Ricardo Pabon (ETSU) def. Chris Vrabel (Cornell), 6-4, 7-5

Semifinals: Ismael Merino (ETSU) vs. Sam Matheson (Liberty), Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Ricardo Pabon (ETSU) vs. Maxi Branth (James Madison), Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Blue Singles

First Round: Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Michael Weindl (Old Dominion), 7-6 (5), 6-1

Quarterfinals: Bernardo Casares (Cornell) def. Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Consolation: Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) vs. Luke Gamble (Princeton), Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Orange Singles

First Round: Conner Huertas (ETSU) def. Chris Fletcher (George Washington), 6-4, 6-3

Quarterfinals: Dominic Pascal (Norfolk St.) def. Conner Huertas (ETSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Consolation: Conner Huertas (ETSU) vs. Jorge Azuero (Liberty), Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Gold Singles

First Round: Ben Gerber (Bucknell) def. Umberto Setter (ETSU), 7-5, 6-3

Consolation quarterfinals: bye

Consolation semifinals: Umberto Setter (ETSU) vs. David Bush (Liberty), Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Red Singles

First Round: Matthew Krizinger (VCU) def. Fernando Amon (ETSU), 7-5, 6-1

Consolation quarterfinals: Fernando Amon (ETSU) def. Kevin Hsieh (UMBC), 6-1, 6-1

Consolation semifinals: Fernando Amon (ETSU) vs. Darian Hashemzadeh (George Washington), Sunday at 11:45 a.m.


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