Bucs gear up for two matches in Arizona
Bucs gear up for two matches in Arizona
Thursday, February 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 14, 2019) – After enjoying about two weeks off, the ETSU men’s tennis team gears up for two matches in Tucson, Ariz. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Bucs will take on Arizona and then will face off against Fresno State on Saturday, Feb. 16. Both matches are slated for 4:00 p.m. (ET)

ABOUT THE BUCS

The Bucs are 3-2 overall and have a 1-2 record on the road. In the latest Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, Chris Mikrovas (Athens, Greece) and Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) were ranked 59th in doubles. The duo has a 3-2 record at the No. 1 spot. As a team, the Bucs are 7-5 in doubles and 21-9 in singles. ETSU is led by sophomore Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) who is currently undefeated with a 5-0 record. David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) and Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) have a 4-1 record in singles.

ABOUT ARIZONA

Arizona enters the weekend with a 4-1 record. They won their last two matches and are 3-0 at home. Arizona has only lost two matches in singles action, holding a 10-2 record. Carlo Hassey, Igor Karpovets, and Jonas Maier all are 2-0 in singles. Filip Malbasic, Conner Olsen, and Jonas Ziverts are also currently undefeated and have a 1-0 record. The Wildcats have a 4-2 record in doubles.

ABOUT FRESNO STATE

Fresno State has a 5-2 overall record with their latest win coming against Cal Poly. Fresno State finished last season with a 16-11 overall record and went 5-1 in conference action. They were led by freshman Cem Erturk, who finished with a 30-8 record. Henrique Osorio and Zdenek Derkas both had 20 win seasons last year and return to Fresno State’s lineup this year. 

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