Bucs Dominate Bulldogs on Senior Day
Bucs Dominate Bulldogs on Senior Day
Friday, April 9, 2021

ETSU claims 7-0 victory over The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 9, 2021) – For the fifth consecutive match, the ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team came out victorious, this time earning a 7-0 sweep over The Citadel on Senior Day in Johnson City, Tenn.

ETSU claimed each of the three doubles matches, winning 6-1 in both the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches. The Bucs put the icing on the cake with a 6-3 doubles win in the No. 2 position.

ETSU came out on top in each of the six singles matches, beginning with Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) dominating Zvonko Bencedic in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. The Buccaneer lead was extended to 3-0 after senior Miguel Este’s (Caracas, Venezuela) earned a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Kamieniecki in the No. 6 slot. The match was clinched in the top slot after No. 57 Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) earned a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Will Graham.

ETSU claimed the final three singles battles, including seniors Juan Lugo (Maracay, Venezuela) and Milo Bargeron (Chistlehurst, England) earning wins on their special days. Lugo earned a 7-5, 6-2 win in the No. 2 slot, while Bargeron claimed a 7-6(8), 6-2 win in the No. 3 position.

ETSU is back in action on Sunday when the Bucs travel to Elon, N.C. for a 1 p.m. showdown against the Phoenix.

Singles Competition

  1. #57 Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Will Graham (CIT), 6-3, 6-2
  2. Juan Lugo (ETSU) def. Hayden Shoemake (CIT), 7-5, 6-2
  3. Milo Bargeron (ETSU) def. Josiah Schainblatt (CIT), 7-6(10-8), 6-2
  4. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Zvonko Bencedic (CIT), 6-0, 6-1
  5. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Lucas Robins (CIT), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-7)
  6. Miguel Este (ETSU) def. S. Kamieniecki (CIT), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Competition

  1. Juan Lugo/Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Will Graham/Hayden Shoemake (CIT), 6-1
  2. Juan Sebastian Zabala/Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Josiah Schainblatt/Zvonko Benedic (CIT), 6-4
  3. Miguel Este/Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Lucas Robins/S. Kamieniecki (CIT), 6-1

Match Notes: ETSU 9-6, 6-0; The Citadel 5-17, 0-6

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

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