ETSU Athletics announces plans for Title IX festivities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX being passed by Congress and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.


ETSU Athletics Enjoys Another Outstanding Academic Campaign

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 14, 2022) -- The ETSU student-athletes enjoyed another outstanding academic year in 2021-22.


ETSU Wins 2021-22 SoCon Commissioner’s Cup

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (June 1, 2022) -- The Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup is coming back to Johnson City!


ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 25, 2022) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2022 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


ETSU Takes Home Two Player of the Month Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 6, 2022) – A pair of Bucs captured Southern Conference Player of the Month honors as announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) took home the award for men’s golf, while Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) claimed the honor for men’s tennis.


ETSU Drops NCAA Tournament Match to Wildcats

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2022) – The 2022 season came to an end for ETSU Men’s Tennis on Friday afternoon as the Bucs dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 30 Northwestern in the opening round of the NCAA Championship in Lexington, Ky. With the loss, the 71st-ranked Buccaneers conclude their season with a 20-7 overall record.


Men’s Tennis to take on Wildcats in First Round

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis has its mind set on taking down No. 29 Northwestern in the opening round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship. The showdown between the No. 71-ranked Bucs and the Wildcats will commence tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Ky.


ETSU to Face Northwestern in Lexington

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2022) – The Buccaneers have become accustomed to hearing their name called during the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Selection Show.


Bucs Reign Supreme as SoCon Kings of Tennis

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 23, 2022) – Cue the music, drop the confetti…the ETSU Buccaneers are kings of the Southern Conference tennis world, yet again.


Men’s Tennis Championship Bound with Shutout win over Mocs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 22, 2022) – For the fourth consecutive season, ETSU Men’s Tennis is championship bound as the Bucs took down host Chattanooga by the final of 4-0 in the Southern Conference Semifinals. With the win, ETSU runs its winning streak to three matches and winners of nine of the last 10 matches.


Men’s Tennis Opens SoCon Tournament with Shutout Win

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 21, 2022) – Just four days after squaring off in Johnson City, the storyline was the same as ETSU Men’s Tennis dominated The Citadel in the opening round of the 2022 Southern Conference Championship. The 69th-ranked Bucs toppled the Bulldogs 4-0, advancing to the semifinal on Friday.


Badra and Stiegwardt Claim Individual SoCon Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 20, 2022) – With the 2022 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championship starting tomorrow, the league office announced the postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon. After yet another undefeated SoCon slate, ETSU Men’s Tennis Head Coach Martin Stiegwardt takes home his first Coach of the Year honor of his distinguished career. In addition, Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) repeats as the Player of the Year. The Buccaneers secured eight SoCon postseason honors, including the two individual awards.


Men’s Tennis Aims for Four-Peat in SoCon Tournament

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) – The 2022 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championship is here and the 69th-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis team is looking for its fourth consecutive title. The Buccaneers will begin the tournament with a 1 p.m. showdown against The Citadel tomorrow at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.


ETSU Athletics Launches Day of Giving Online Store to Support Student-Athletes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) -- In conjunction with its Day of Giving fundraising event, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched an online store to help support Buccaneer student-athletes.


Badra Claims Fifth Player of the Week Honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 19, 2022) – Another week, another Southern Conference Player of the Week honor for Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela). Badra earned the men’s tennis player of the week for all matches played April 12-18, the conference announced on Tuesday.


Bucs Conclude Regular Season with Shutout Victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2022) – The 74th-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis team closed out the 2022 regular season in style, with a lopsided 7-0 victory over The Citadel. With the win, the Buccaneers close the regular season with a 17-6 overall record and a perfect 7-0 mark in league play for the third consecutive year.


Bucs Claim Top Seed in SoCon Tournament

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 16, 2022) – Six-time defending champion ETSU has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championship, which will be contested April 21-23 at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Men’s Tennis Drops Ranked Match with VCU

RICHMOND, Va. (April 16, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team played its final non-conference match of the 2022 regular season, falling to 29th-ranked VCU by the final score of 4-0. With the loss, the Buccaneers drop to 16-6 on the year.


Bucs Close Regular Season with Pair of Weekend Battles

RICHMOND, Va. (April 15, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will close out its 2022 regular season schedule this weekend with a pair of matches. The 74th-ranked Buccaneers will look to upset 29th-ranked VCU on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Richmond, Va. ETSU will then cap off the regular season and the Southern Conference schedule with a 1 p.m. match at home against The Citadel.


Men’s Tennis Secures SoCon Regular Season Title

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 12, 2022) – The most anticipated Southern Conference match of the season went in favor of the good guys as ETSU Men’s Tennis dominated Furman en route to claiming the SoCon Regular Season title. The Buccaneers upended the Paladins, 6-1, in Greenville, S.C. to secure yet another regular season crown.


ETSU Men’s Tennis Travels to Furman for Critical SoCon Match

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 11, 2022) – The much-anticipated Southern Conference men’s tennis matchup is nearly 24 hours away when the Buccaneers travel to enemy territory to take on the Furman Paladins on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Greenville, S.C. Tuesday’s match will have key implications on how the SoCon regular season title shapes out. Each of the last three SoCon Championship matches have been played between the Bucs and Paladins.


Men’s Tennis Secures Win on Senior Day

BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 9, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis secured another Southern Conference victory on Saturday afternoon, this time taking down Mercer on Senior Day by the final score of 6-1.


Pair of Bucs Claim SoCon Player of the Month Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 8, 2022) – A pair of Bucs captured Southern Conference Player of the Month honors as announced by the league office on Friday morning. Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) took home the award for men’s tennis, while Adam Bradtmueller (Sarasota, Fla.) claimed the honor for Men’s Track & Field.


Men’s Tennis Announces Schedule Change; Hosts Mercer on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team has altered its schedule slightly for this week. The Bucs were scheduled to compete at The Citadel today in Charleston, S.C. but have now moved that match to Sunday, April 17 in Johnson City, Tenn. The Blue & Gold will now get set to host Mercer on Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. at 1 p.m. The match will also serve as Senior Day for ETSU.


Badra Captures Fourth Player of the Week Honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 5, 2022) – On Tuesday afternoon, Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) was named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and a SoCon-record ninth time in his career. Badra moves one SoCon award of teammate Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia), as he was awarded the weekly honor by the league office on Tuesday.


Bucs Continue Success in League Play with 5-2 Win over Mocs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis continued its winning ways against fellow Southern Conference foes, besting Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon by the final score of 5-2 at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex. With the win, the 68th-ranked Bucs improved to a perfect 4-0 in league action and 14-5 overall this season.


ETSU Triumphs over UNCG in SoCon Clash

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis continued its impressive run of late, winning its third match in a row and 10th in the last 11 battles. The Bucs improved to 3-0 in league play with a convincing 6-1 victory over UNCG at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.


Men’s Tennis to Host Pair of SoCon Schools

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 31, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will welcome a pair of Southern Conference foes into town as the Bucs play host to UNCG and Chattanooga.


Bucs Claim Rice Invitational Championship

HOUSTON, Texas (March 27, 2022) – Chalk up another win for the 73rd-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis team as the Bucs captured the 63rd Ralph O’Connor Rice Invitational Championship with a 4-1 win over Rice on Sunday afternoon in Houston, Texas.


Men’s Tennis Jumps Back in Win Column

HOUSTON, Texas (March 26, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis squad jumped back into the win column on Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 win over New Mexico in Houston, Texas. With the win, the 73rd-ranked Bucs improve to 11-5 on the season.


ETSU Travels to Texas for Pair of Matches

HOUSTON, Texas (March 24, 2022) – The 73rd-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis squad will look to rebound with a pair of wins in Texas, taking on New Mexico (March 26) and Rice (March 27).


Bucs Drop Nailbiter to Niners

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 20, 2022) – The 74th-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis squad dropped a tough 4-3 decision to 43rd-ranked Charlotte on Sunday in Johnson City, Tenn. With the loss, the Bucs fall to 10-5 on the campaign, while the Niners improve to 10-4.


Bucs Welcome Niners in Ranked Showdown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2022) – The 74th-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis team will play host to No. 43 Charlotte on Sunday, March 20 at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex at 1 p.m.


ETSU Earns Win Number 10 this Spring

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 15, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis secured its 10th win of the season on Tuesday afternoon with a 4-2 triumph over UNCW in Wilmington, N.C.


Bucs to Battle Seahawks

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 14, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis will square off against UNCW tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Wilmington, N.C. The match was moved up one day due to inclement weather in the Wilmington area forecasted on Wednesday.


Bucs Topple Bison in Weekend Clash

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 11, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team ran its winning streak to six consecutive matches with a 5-2 triumph over Lipscomb on Friday at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.


Juan Sebastian Zabala Claims SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 11, 2022) – ETSU’s freshman phenom Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) earned the first Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Month award available, announced by the league office on Friday afternoon.


ETSU to host Pair of Non-Conference Matches

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 10, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis will put its five-match winning streak to the test this weekend by welcoming Lipscomb and Gardner-Webb into town for a pair of non-conference matches. The Bucs will take on Lipscomb at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and play host to the Runnin’ Bulldogs on Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m. Both matches are set to be played at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.


Badra Threepeats as SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 8, 2022) – ETSU’s very own Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) has been named the Southern Conference men’s tennis player of the week for all matches played March 1-7, the conference announced on Tuesday.


Bucs Continue Momentum with win over Bulldogs

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2022) – The 74th-ranked ETSU Men’s Tennis team flexed its muscles on Saturday, leaving Asheville, N.C. with a 6-1 win over red-hot UNC Asheville.


ETSU Sweeps Wofford in SoCon Home Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 4, 2022) – It was another dominating showing for the ETSU Men’s Tennis squad with a 7-0 win over Southern Conference foe, Wofford. With the win, ETSU improves to 7-4 (2-0 SoCon), while dropping the Terriers to 4-8 (0-1).


Bucs Prepped for Weekend Matches

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 3, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis looks to build on its Southern Conference record and non-conference record this weekend with a pair of matches. ETSU will host Wofford on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the SoCon home opener before traveling to Asheville on Saturday to square off with UNC Asheville at 2 p.m.


Badra Named SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 1, 2022) – For the third time in the last four weeks, the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honor is finding its way to Johnson City. Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) has been named the SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played Feb. 22-28, the conference announced on Tuesday.


Men’s Tennis Begins SoCon Play with 5-2 Triumph

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 27, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis kicked off Southern Conference action with a 5-2 victory over Samford in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday afternoon.


Bucs Topple Blazers in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 26, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team earned another 4-2 win on Saturday afternoon, this time taking down UAB in Birmingham, Ala. With the win, the Bucs improved to 5-4 on the season and have won five of their last six matches.


Men’s Tennis Heads to Birmingham for Weekend Battles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 25, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis is heading to Birmingham, Ala. this weekend for a pair of Birmingham foes. The Bucs will begin the weekend with a 3 p.m. (ET) showdown with UAB on Saturday before opening Southern Conference action on Sunday at Samford at noon (ET).


ETSU Captures Third in H-E-B Tournament of Champions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Feb. 19, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team secured third place in the H-E-B Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Bucs concluded the tournament with a 4-2 win over Troy on Saturday afternoon.


Bucs Split Friday Competition in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Feb. 18, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis split a Friday doubleheader in the first day of the H-E-B Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas. With the split, ETSU runs its record to 3-4 on the season and will compete for third place in the tournament.


ETSU Kicks off H-E-B Tournament on Friday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Feb. 17, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will look to add to its winning streak tomorrow when the Bucs begin a three-match tournament at the H-E-B Tournament of Champions in Corpus Christi, Texas. ETSU will square off against host Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 10 a.m. (ET).


Khamis Secures SoCon Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2022) – For the second consecutive week, an ETSU Men’s Tennis player has secured the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. This time, it comes in the form of Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt).


Bucs Rout Hoosiers in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 11, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis squad is no stranger to taking down Power 5 opponents and that was evident this evening as the Bucs dominated Indiana by the final score of 6-1. The match was played in Bloomington, Ind. and resulted in ETSU’s second consecutive 6-1 triumph.


Bucs Square off with Hoosiers in Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2022) – Fresh off the first win of the season, the ETSU Men’s Tennis team will be traveling to Bloomington, Ind. for a match against Indiana on Friday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.


Badra Earns First SoCon Honor of the Season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2022) – Just two days after the first win of the season, ETSU Men’s Tennis standout sophomore Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) has earned his first Southern Conference Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.


ETSU Claims Victory in Home Opener

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team played into the late hours of Sunday night but came away with the first win of the season, defeating Presbyterian by the final score of 6-1 in the Buccaneers’ home opener.


Men’s Tennis Home Opener is Postponed; Rescheduled for Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2022) – ETSU Men’s Tennis home opener has been postponed due to a non-COVID-19 related illness within the Presbyterian men’s tennis program.


Bucs Host Presbyterian in Home Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2022) – Friday will serve as the “home opener” for the ETSU Men’s Tennis team with the Bucs playing host to Presbyterian at 1 p.m. The match will be played at the Bristol Racquet Club due to inclement weather in the Johnson City area.


Bucs Fall on Road to Tigers

CLEMSON, S.C. (Jan. 23, 2022) – The last time these two squads met, it ended in ETSU’s favor. Today was not the case as Clemson upended the ETSU Men’s Tennis team by the final of 6-1 in Clemson, S.C.


ETSU Travels to Clemson for Weekend Match

CLEMSON, S.C. (Jan. 21, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will look to pick up win number one this weekend as the Bucs travel to Clemson, S.C. to take on the Tigers. The showdown is set for noon on Sunday, Jan. 23.


ETSU Drops Doubleheader in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2022) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team opened the 2022 Spring campaign on Wednesday with a doubleheader in Knoxville, Tenn. The Bucs suffered 7-0 and 4-0 losses to the 4th-ranked Volunteers.


Bucs Open Season with Doubleheader in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2022) – For the second consecutive season, the ETSU Men’s Tennis team will kick off the campaign in Knoxville with a showdown against 4th-ranked Tennessee. This year, the Bucs will take on the Volunteers in a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m.


SoCon announces 100th Anniversary Teams

SPARTANBURG, S.C (Dec. 31, 2021) -- As the Southern Conference wraps up its celebration of its first 100 years of history as 2021 comes to a close, the league has named its 100th anniversary teams. The Bucs totaled 82 selections on the conference list, which was announced on Thursday.


Dr. Natalie Smith, Jeff Shell named to All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2021) -- The Southern Conference named its All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team on Monday, with two representatives each from all 10 member schools being recognized by the league. ETSU’s two representatives to earn the honor were Dr. Natalie Smith and Jeff Shell.


Men’s Tennis Announces Spring Slate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2021) – East Tennessee State Men’s Tennis Head Coach Martin Stiegwardt has announced the 2022 spring schedule on Tuesday morning.


ETSU Athletics announces partnership with INFLCR

The East Tennessee State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced a new partnership with INFLCR (pronounced influencer) to provide ETSU student-athletes the best platform to assist them in their name, image and likeness (NIL) experience. Using tools provided by INFLCR, ETSU student-athletes will learn the processes of maximizing their NIL potential, while maintaining NCAA compliance.


Coach Stiegwardt Welcomes Pair of Newcomers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2021) – ETSU Men’s Tennis Head Coach Martin Stiegwardt has announced the signing of both Lucas Britez (Sanlorenzo, Paraguay) and Peter Kalocsai (Veszprem, Hungary) to national letters of intent. The duo will join the team prior to the 2022 fall slate.


Bucs Conclude Fall Season at Hokie Halloween Clash

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 31, 2021) – The 2021 fall season came to an end on Sunday for the ETSU Men’s Tennis team as the squad wrapped up competition in the 2021 Hokie Halloween Clash in Blacksburg, Va.


ETSU Caps off Fall Season at Hokie Halloween Clash

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 28, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will finish the 2021 fall season this weekend when the Bucs travel to Blacksburg, Va. for the 2021 Hokie Halloween Clash. The event, which will be a hidden dual format, will feature the likes of ETSU, Radford, Virginia and host Virginia Tech.


Khamis and Lamas Claim Title in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2021) – The 2021 Louisville Invitational featured some bright spots for the ETSU Men’s Tennis squad as Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) and Francisco Lamas (Maracay, Venezuela) captured the B-Draw doubles title with three consecutive wins. In all, the Bucs sent four competitors to Louisville, including Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Juan Lombisano (Buenos Aires, Argentina).


Bucs Set Eyes on Louisville Invitational

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will be spending the next three days in Louisville, Ky. taking part in the 2021 Louisville Invitational.


Badra Concludes ITA All-American

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The ITA All-American Championship was short-lived for ETSU redshirt-sophomore Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela).


WATCH: ETSU Athletics 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held its induction ceremony for the 2020 Hall of Fame class last Friday, Oct. 1, inside the Martin Center.


Badra set for ITA All-American

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 2, 2021) – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITA All-American Championship is back in action hosted by Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla. The tournament will begin today (Oct. 2) and will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 10. ETSU’s Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) will be representing the Bucs in the ITA All-American Championship.


ETSU Caps off ITA Regional Competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2021) – The ITA Regionals came to a halt for the Buccaneers Men’s Tennis team in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Bucs were led by Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) who reached the round of 16 in both the singles and doubles draw before being knocked out. Rengifo was paired with ETSU newcomer Hugo Lobo (Toulon, France) in the doubles bracket.


Bucs Ready for ITA Regionals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team will be competing for the second weekend in a row, this time taking part in the 2021 ITA Regional Championship in Knoxville, Tenn. The ITA Regional event will run from Sept. 23-27 and will be played at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.


Bucs Conclude First Fall Event

CARY/WILMINGTON, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Tennis team concluded its first fall event of the season as the Bucs completed their participation in both the Duke Bonk Invite and the Seahawk Invitational. The Bucs sent four student-athletes to Cary, N.C. (Duke), while placing four more in Wilmington, N.C. (UNCW).


Badra and Gille to Compete in Davis Cup

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2021) – With the ETSU Men’s Tennis team gearing up for fall action this weekend, current Buccaneer Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) and former Buccaneer great Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belgium) will be representing their countries in the Davis Cup.


ETSU to Split Squad at Duke and UNCW

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Fresh of their third consecutive Southern Conference title, the ETSU Men’s Tennis team will shake off the rust this weekend with a pair of fall tournaments in North Carolina. The Bucs will begin their 2021-22 campaign by sending four players to Cary, N.C. to take part in the Duke Bonk Invite, while putting four different competitors in the field at the UNCW Invitational in Wilmington, N.C. Both tournaments will run from Friday, Sept. 17 – Sunday, Sept. 19.


Gille Concludes U.S. Open Competition

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2021) – For the second consecutive year, former ETSU Buccaneer Sander Gille reached the quarterfinals at the coveted U.S. Open. This time, he did so in the mixed doubles field alongside partner Demi Schuurs (Netherlands).


Badra Ranked 53rd in Preseason Rankings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2021) – The ITA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles Rankings are out and Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) finds himself ranked 53rd in the preseason rankings. This is the highest ranking for Badra in his career and is the highest singles ranking since David Biosca was ranked 49th on May 31, 2017.


Gille Set for U.S. Open Competition

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2021) – Former Buccaneer men’s tennis great Sander Gille has now learned of his schedule for the upcoming U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.


ETSU Athletics launches Tri-Star Student-Athlete award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2021) -- With Monday marking the first day of class for the fall semester, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched the Tri-Star Student-Athlete award.


ETSU announces creation of the Blue and Gold Club

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug 18, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday the creation of the Blue and Gold Club. The Blue and Gold Club is an alumni network for all former ETSU student-athletes, spirit squad members, student managers and student training staff members.


ETSU Athletics to honor 2020 Hall of Fame Class on Oct. 1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug 16, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday details regarding its 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


ETSU Athletics partners with Food City and WJHL to hold ‘BUCS for Kids’ in Support of Niswonger Children’s Hospital

ABINGDON, Va. (Aug. 16, 2021) -- ETSU Athletics, Food City and WJHL News Channel 11 are partnering to host the BUCS for Kids fundraising campaign in support of Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Food City locations in Johnson City (S. Roan St., N State of Franklin Rd, and Boones Creek), Jonesborough, and Gray.


Gille Falls in Opening Round of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO, Japan (July 24, 2021) – Former Buccaneer men’s tennis great Sander Gille had his Olympic appearance short in the first round of the men’s doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday morning. Gille was playing alongside Joran Vliegen, squaring off against Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer who were seeded No. 8 in the bracket.


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ETSU Lands 249 Student-Athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 15, 2021) – For the second consecutive day, the ETSU Athletic Department received recognition for its student-athletes, with the Southern Conference Honor Roll being announced on Thursday afternoon. The Bucs placed 249 student-athletes on the 2020-21 list, just shy of the program record 262 selections last year.


ETSU places 118 student-athletes on SoCon All-Academic list

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 14, 2021) -- A total of 118 ETSU student-athletes earned Southern Conference All-Academic honors as the league office announced its 2020-21 selections on Wednesday.


ITA Releases 2021 All-Academic Scholar Athletes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 12, 2021) – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2021 All-Academic Scholar Athletes. Five different Buccaneers were tabbed as ITA Scholar Athletes this season.