Fontcuberta Tabbed SoCon Player of the Week
Fontcuberta Tabbed SoCon Player of the Week
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sergi Fontcuberta named SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2019) – For the first time in his ETSU career, Sergi Fontcuberta (Barcelona, Spain) was named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played between March 5-11. The conference announced the award on Tuesday afternoon.

Fontcuberta has now won six consecutive matches after posting 2-0 records in both singles and doubles play this weekend. The Barcelona native began the week with a doubles triumph over Georgia State’s Baily Showers and Diego Padilha (7-6), clinching the doubles point in favor of the Blue & Gold. Fontcuberta then earned a hard-fought singles victory from the No. 2 singles position over Giles Hussey, 7-6 (8-4), 6-3. Fontcuberta’s singles win against the Panthers clinched the match for ETSU, solidifying the team’s fourth consecutive shutout victory.

In Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Southern Miss, Fontcuberta paired up with David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) to defeat Panji Setiawan and Mieszko Kwasniewski from the number three doubles position by the final score of 6-1. Later in the match with the Bucs ahead 3-0, the Spain native clinched the match for the second consecutive day with a convincing 6-2, 6-4 win over Ronit Bisht in the top singles position. Fontcuberta’s second consecutive match-clinching win propelled ETSU to a sixth consecutive win and a fifth consecutive shutout.

Fontcuberta and the Bucs will return to the court twice this weekend, beginning with a 6 p.m. (EST) match on March 15 at Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ETSU will then host Elon on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.

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