Herrera picks up 100th career win; Bucs down UNCG 6-1
Herrera picks up 100th career win; Bucs down UNCG 6-1
Saturday, February 24, 2018

ETSU wins first conference match of the season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2018) – The ETSU men’s tennis team hosted the UCNG Spartans in their first conference match of the season. The Bucs downed the Spartans with a score of 6-1 at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex on Saturday morning. The Bucs improve to 5-4 overall and 1-0 in conference, while the Spartans drop to 4-3 and 0-1 in the conference.

Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) and Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) started things off for the Bucs with a 6-2 win at the No. 3 singles. Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) and Robert Herrera (Barcelona, Spain) clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win. It was a special win for Herrera, as he picked up his 100th career win at ETSU. Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Tasei Miyamoto (Chiba, Japan) completed the doubles sweep with a 6-3 win at the No. 1 spot. The duos of Herrera and Fontcuberta and Lugo and Miyamoto stay undefeated in doubles with their wins to improve to 3-0.

The Bucs shifted their momentum over into singles play. Frazier Rengifo picked up the first singles win for the Bucs. He defeated Daniel Hammarstedt 6-2, 6-1. David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) then added to the Bucs’ success after he won 6-0, 6-1 against Ian Melnik. UNCG won their only match of the day at the No. 1 spot. Connor Thompson defeated Herrera 6-4, 6-1, but that wasn’t going to stop the Bucs from their winning ways, as they won three straight matches. Sergi Fontcuberta won 6-3, 6-3 over Ollie Palmer at the No. 3 spot, followed by Miguel Este who defeated Jack Burkill 7-5, 6-3. Juan Lugo capped things off for the Bucs with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Marcus Vidgren at the No. 2 spot.

“It’s always good to start conference play with a win against a good UNCG team,” said head coach  . “Our guys were effective today and executed when needed to do so. Robert picked up his 100th win as Buc, so it was a special day for him. Now we go on the road for three tough matches and we hope to come back with some wins.”


Singles competition

  1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. #121 Robert Herrera (ETSUM) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Juan Lugo (ETSUM) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) 7-5, 6-4
  3. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSUM) def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-3
  4. Frazier Rengifo (ETSUM) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 6-2, 6-1
  5. David Gonzalez (ETSUM) def. Ian Melnik (UNCG-M) 6-0, 6-1
  6. Miguel Este (ETSUM) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) 7-5, 6-3

 Doubles competition

  1. Juan Lugo/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSUM) def. Connor Thompson/Ian Melnik (UNCG-M) 6-3
  2. Sergi Fontcuberta/Robert Herrera (ETSUM) def. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) 6-2
  3. Miguel Este/Frazier Rengifo (ETSUM) def. Logan Walker/Nico Grewe (UNCG-M) 6-2

Match Notes:

UNCG Men's Tennis 4-3, 0-1 SoCon

ETSU Men's Tennis 5-4, 1-0 SoCon

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

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