ETSU downs Mercer, moves into tie for first in SoCon standings
Conner Huertas
ETSU downs Mercer, moves into tie for first in SoCon standings
Friday, April 10, 2015

MACON, Ga. (April 10, 2015) - The 69th-ranked ETSU men's tennis team continued its winning ways Friday, knocking off league opponent Mercer, 7-0, in Macon, Ga., to extend its win streak to seven matches and move into a first-place tie with Furman in the Southern Conference standings.

The Buccaneers (11-7, 4-0 SoCon) have won 10 of their last 11 matches.

"It was a great team effort today," ETSU head coach Yaser Zaatini said. "We played strong doubles and managed to carry the momentum into singles play."

No. 69 ETSU took a 1-0 advantage into singles play following wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.

At the No. 1 position, Rogerio Ribeioro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) defeated Mercer's Arnav and Arsav Mohanty, 8-3. Meanwhile, Ismael Merino (Lima, Peru) and Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) earned an 8-4 victory over Oliver Snaider and Austin Emmet.

The Bucs swept singles play, marking the third time this season ETSU has won all six singles spots in a match.

"Every single guy played a good match and was able to close out each individual court," Zaatini said. "Mercer is a very solid team and extremely dangerous, as well. I'm very pleased with the results today."

A 6-3, 6-4 win by Biosca at No. 1 Singles served as the match-clinching point for the Bucs, snapping Mercer's four-match win streak.

With the win, Biosca extended his team-best singles win streak to seven matches. Merino and Ribeiro have each won six consecutive singles matches.

Having posted an unbeaten, 4-0 record in league play thus far, ETSU is knotted with Furman atop the SoCon standings.

The Bucs will visit Chattanooga Saturday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. Live stats for the match can be found by clicking here.


#69 ETSU 7, Mercer 0

Singles competition
1. David Biosca (ETSU) def. Oliver Snaider (MER) 6-3, 6-4
2. Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Arnav Mohanty (MER) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Sam Philp (MER) 7-6 (6-4), 6-3
4. Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Anderson Scarpa (MER) 6-3, 6-0
5. Conner Huertas (ETSU) def. Arsav Mohanty (MER) 6-2, 6-3
6. Ismael Merino (ETSU) def. Manuel de Luis (MER) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rogerio Ribeiro/David Biosca (ETSU) def. Arnav Mohanty/Arsav Mohanty (MER) 8-3
2. Ismael Merino/Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Oliver Snaider/Austin Emmet (MER) 8-4
3. Sam Philp/Anderson Scarpa (MER) def. Sebastian Yllera/Conner Huertas (ETSU) 8-6

Match Notes:
ETSU 11-7, 4-0 SoCon; National ranking #69
Mercer 11-12, 4-2 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,3,1,5,6,2)


Saturday, April 11 at Chattanooga - 12:00 p.m. | LIVE STATS


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