Bucs Topple Blazers in Birmingham
Bucs Topple Blazers in Birmingham
Saturday, February 26, 2022

ETSU defeats UAB by the final of 4-2

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.

The doubles point belonged to the Blue & Gold, winning from the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles slots. Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) and Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) kicked things off with a dominating 6-0 win over Michal Lusovsky and Vojtech Podzemny in the No. 1 slot. Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) and Hugo Lobo (Toulon, France) clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 triumph in the No. 2 position.

The Blazers won the first singles match, evening the overall score at 1-1 after Roman Postolka handed Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) a straight-set loss.

The two squads traded the next two singles matches to keep the match deadlocked at two apiece with three matches to go. Zabala earned a 6-1, 6-2 win over Nikola Puric in the No. 5 slot for ETSU’s second point.

Rengifo pulled the Bucs to within one point of clinching the victory after picking up a 6-3, 6-1 win over Thanos Spyropoulos in the No. 2 slot. The match was clinched from the No. 3 singles position with Lobo handling Podzemny a three-set defeat. Lobo dropped the first set 6-4 but rallied to win the next two, 6-1, 6-4 to keep the Bucs in the win column.

ETSU will close out its Birmingham trip tomorrow with a noon match against Samford in the Southern Conference opener.

Singles Competition

  1. Michal Lusovsky (UAB) def. Dimitri Badra (ETSU), 6-4, 6-2
  2. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Thanos Spyropoulos (UAB), 6-3, 6-1
  3. Hugo Lobo (ETSU) def. Vojtech Podzemny (UAB), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
  4. Roman Postolka (UAB) def. Thiago Pernas (ETSU), 6-0, 6-3
  5. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Nikola Puric (UAB), 6-1, 6-2
  6. Juan Jose Vargas (ETSU) vs. Noah Malige (UAB), 6-3, 1-6, 4-3 unfinished

Doubles Competition

  1. Frazier Rengifo/Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. Michal Lusovsky/Vojtech Podzemny (UAB), 6-0
  2. Dimitri Badra/Hugo Lobo (ETSU) def. Thanos Spyropoulos/Nir Vodavoz (UAB), 6-2
  3. Nikola Puric/Roman Postolka (UAB) def. Yusuf Khamis/Juan Lombisano (ETSU), 6-2

Match Notes: ETSU 5-4, UAB 3-6

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

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