ETSU Captures Third in H-E-B Tournament of Champions
ETSU Captures Third in H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Saturday, February 19, 2022

Bucs topple Troy, 4-2

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.

ETSU captured the doubles point yet again, taking the early 1-0 advantage. Yusuf Khamis (Cairo, Egypt) and Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) claimed the 6-1 win in the No. 3 slot, while Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) and Francisco Lamas (Maracay, Venezuela) captured a 6-4 victory in the No. 2 doubles position to secure the point.

Troy retaliated with two singles wins to begin singles competition, taking an early 2-1 advantage over the Blue & Gold.

The Bucs drew even for the match after Hugo Lobo (Toulon, France) earned a 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory in the No. 5 position over Manuel Bernard. ETSU jumped ahead for good after Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) bested Vito Llinares in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 slot for the 3-2 lead.

The match was clinched by Mr. Clutch himself out of the No. 3 slot as Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) upended Nicolas Simkin in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

ETSU is back in action on Feb. 26 when the Bucs travel to Birmingham, Ala. for a pair of matches. The Bucs will kick off the weekend against UAB before taking on Samford on Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Southern Conference opener.

Singles Competition

  1. Yusuf Khamis (ETSU) vs. Pelayo Antuna (TROY), unfinished
  2. Carles Anton (TROY) def. Dimitri Badra (ETSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
  3. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Nicolas Simkin (TROY), 6-3, 6-3
  4. Noah Martens (TROY) def. Thiago Pernas (ETSU), 6-3, 6-0
  5. Hugo Lobo (ETSU) def. Manuel Bernard (TROY), 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
  6. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Vito Llinares (TROY), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles Competition

  1. Frazier Rengifo/Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) vs. Vito Llinares/Noah Martens (TROY), unfinished
  2. Dimitri Badra/Francisco Lamas (ETSU) def. Nicolas Simkin/Christopher Tasker (TROY), 6-4
  3. Thiago Pernas/Yusuf Khamis (ETSU) def. Pelayo Antuna/Carles Anton (TROY), 6-1

Match Notes: ETSU 4-4, Troy 7-5

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

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