Bucs set to compete in a pair of tournaments this weekend
Bucs set to compete in a pair of tournaments this weekend
Thursday, September 17, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University men’s tennis team continues its fall season this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. and Durham, N.C. The Bucs will have a pair of players competing in each place throughout the weekend. David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de BAge, Spain) and Rogerio Ribeirio (Sao Paulo, Brazil) will compete in Charlottesville, while Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) and Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) will be playing in Durham.

Biosca, who was tabbed the No. 88 ranking among singles competitors in the ITA Division I Preseason Men’s Rankings Tuesday, comes into the weekend after posting a 1-1 mark in singles and an 0-1 mark in doubles at last weekend’s Southern Intercollegiate. Biosca’s victory came against Memphis Felix Rauch and he was one of three Bucs to advance to the round of 32 but all three were knocked out in that same round.

Ribeirio, who partnered with Biosca last weekend in doubles, also holds a 1-1 mark in singles and 0-1 in doubles. Ribeirio, like Biosca, also advanced to the round of 32 but fell to Arkansas’ Jose Salazar, 3-6, 6-2 and 7-5.

Nunez was the third and final ETSU player to advance to the second round last weekend in Athens, Ga. but he was upended by Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech. Nunez did pick up a victory over Contini’s ACC rival Daffra Sanon from Clemson in the first round, 6-3 and 6-2.

Despite dropping his first round match Friday to VT’s Joao Monteiro, Herrera was the only ETSU player that played Sunday at the Southern Intercollegiate. Following his loss to Monteiro, Herrera picked up a couple wins in the consolation bracket over Lipscomb’s Rob Mitchell and Vasity Kichigin from College of Charleston. Herrera’s two victories are the most for the Bucs so far this fall.


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