Bucs Get Back on Track with Win at Mercer
Bucs Get Back on Track with Win at Mercer
Saturday, March 20, 2021

ETSU claims 6-1 victory in Macon

MACON, Ga. (March 20, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team put itself back on track on Saturday with a 6-1 win over Mercer in Macon, Ga. With the Southern Conference win over the Bears, the Bucs improved to 5-6 (3-0 SoCon), while Mercer dropped to 3-11 (1-1 SoCon).

ETSU came away with two of the three doubles matches wins, claiming the victory in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots. The Bucs clinched the doubles point out of the two spot with Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) earning a 7-5 victory over Samuel Macleod and Andrew Branicki.

From that point on, it was all ETSU as the Bucs captured five of the six singles wins, beginning with a straight-set 6-0, 6-1 win from Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) over Lucas Wayenburg in the top singles spot to put the Bucs on top, 2-0.

Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) captured the 6-3, 6-2 win in the No. 4 singles slot over David Georgadze, while Pernas clinched the victory with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Carver Arant in the No. 3 position.

With the match in hand, ETSU won two of the final three singles battles, including Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) who extended his team-high winning streak to six matches with a 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (8) victory over Hugo Lobo in the two spot.

ETSU is back in action on Friday, March 26 as the Bucs will play host to Furman at 2 p.m. at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex. ETSU will then welcome Samford into town two days later on Sunday, March 28 at 11 a.m.

Singles Competition

  1. Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Lucas Wayenburg (MER), 6-0, 6-1
  2. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Hugo Lobo (MER), 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
  3. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Carver Arant (MER), 6-2, 6-3
  4. Juan Lugo (ETSU) def. David Georgadze (MER), 6-3, 6-2
  5. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Michael Durham (MER), 6-2, 7-5
  6. Samuel Burrow (MER) def. Miguel Este (ETSU), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles Competition

  1. Hugo Lubo/Lucas Wayenburg (MER) def. Frazier Rengifo/Juan Lugo (ETSU), 6-3
  2. Thiago Pernas/Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Samuel Macleod/Andrew Branicki (MER), 7-5
  3. Miguel Este/Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Michael Durham/Samuel Burrow (MER), 6-1

Match Notes: ETSU 5-6, 3-0; Mercer 3-11, 1-1

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

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