Bucs edged by Marquette, 4-3
Bucs edged by Marquette, 4-3
Thursday, February 1, 2018

ETSU picks up three singles wins

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Feb. 1, 2018) –The ETSU men’s tennis team fell short against the Marquette Eagles on Thursday night at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium, 4-3. The Bucs fall to 2-2, as Marquette improves to 1-1.

After a back and forth battle in doubles, Marquette picked up the point to grab the 1-0 advantage. Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) and Tasei Miyamoto (Chiba, Japan) combined to blow past Greg Anderson and Luis Heredia Gomez, 6-0. With the doubles point tied, Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) and Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) battled, but fell 6-4 to Scott Christian and Luke Smrek.

David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) tied the match for the Bucs after defeating Eddie Griesedieck 6-2, 6-4. The Bucs took the lead after Robert Herrera won his match 6-4, 6-4 over Alvaro Verdu. Marquette’s Greg Anderson defeated Tasei Miyamoto to once again even the match. Sergi Fontcuberta gave the Bucs the advantage after an intense 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Brett Meyers. At the No. 3 spot, Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) pushed a third set, but fell 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) was defeated 7-6, 6-3, as the Golden Eagles pulled out the 4-3 win.

The Bucs return to action this Saturday, Feb. 3 at Wisconsin. The match is scheduled for 2:00 p.n. (ET).



FINAL: Marquette 4, ETSU 3

Singles competition

  1. Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Alvaro Verdu (MU) 6-4, 6-4
  2. Luke Smrek (MU) def. Juan Lugo (ETSU) 7-6, 6-3
  3. Luis Heredia Gomez (MU) def. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
  4. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) def. Brett Meyers (MU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  5. Greg Anderson (MU) def. Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) 6-4, 6-2
  6. David Gonzalez (ETSU) def. Eddie Griesedieck (MU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. Alvaro Verdu/Brett Meyers (MU) def. Juan Lugo/Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) 6-0
  2. Robert Herrera/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) def. Greg Anderson/Luis Heredia Gomez (MU) 6-0
  3. Scott Christian/Luke Smrek (MU) def. Miguel Este/Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2)

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