Men’s Tennis opens conference play with a 5-2 win at Samford
Diego Nunez picked up a win in both singles and doubles Sunday for ETSU
Men’s Tennis opens conference play with a 5-2 win at Samford
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bucs pick up second straight win and even their record at 5-5

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 6, 2016) – The 63rd-ranked ETSU men’s tennis team knocked off Samford Sunday afternoon, 5-2, in the team’s conference opener. ETSU, which evened its record at 5-5 with the win, continues its dominance in conference matches as it has won 20 consecutive conference matches dating back to the 2013 season.

“It is great to begin conference play with a win,” said ETSU assistant coach Ricky Rojas. “We hope the momentum we gained this weekend will lead into our match Wednesday.”

The Bucs switched up the pairings in doubles and both of the new pairings notched victories in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots 6-1 and 6-4, respectively. In singles action, the Bucs won four of the six matches against the Bulldogs. The only three-set victory for ETSU was Rogerio Ribeiro’s (Sao Paulo, Brazil) win over Trey Carter: 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.

Riding a two-match winning streak, the Bucs will head to Florida next week for a pair of matches. Starting ETSU’s trip to the sunshine state will be a match at North Florida Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ETSU will close out the trip with a 4 p.m. match at UCF.


Singles competition

1. Fares Kilani (SAM-M) def. David Biosca (ETSU) 6-4, 7-5

2. Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Trey Carter (SAM-M) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

3. Diego Nunez (ETSU) def. Justin Ghavami (SAM-M) 6-3, 6-3

4. Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Eduardo L. Sanchez (SAM-M) 6-4, 6-4

5. Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Leonard Gerch (SAM-M) 6-3, 6-0

6. Jake Faundez (SAM-M) def. Ismael Merino (ETSU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

Doubles competition

1. Trey Carter/Leonard Gerch (SAM-M) def. David Biosca/Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) 6-3

2. Diego Nunez/Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Eduardo L. Sanchez/Jake Faundez (SAM-M) 6-1

3. Ismael Merino/Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Fares Kilani/Justin Ghavami (SAM-M) 6-4


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