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BLACKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 31, 2022) – Over the weekend, the ETSU men’s tennis team competed in Virginia Tech’s Halloween Clash in Blacksburg, Va. The team was represented by five Bucs and earned a total of six wins throughout the weekend.
Three out of the five players for ETSU picked up a pair of wins, led by the freshman Lucas Britez (Paraguay) who came out on top in two of his three matches. He first defeated Hassan Boroudi from Purdue in dominant fashion with a score of 6-1, 6-0. Using his momentum, Britez defeated his next opponent from Elon University, Oskar Antinheimo, in two sets by a score of 6-4, 6-3. In his final match, Britez went all three sets, eventually falling 2-6 in the final set to Morgan Ryan from Virginia Tech.
Matching his teammate, James Sim (New Zealand) also won two of his three matches. In a battle with Julen Morgan from Purdue, Sim won the first set 7-6. He came up short in the second set, losing 4-6. To seal the victory, Sim defeated Morgan in the final set with a score of 6-4. In his second match Sim defeated Nicholas Condos from Elon University in two sets with a score of 6-1, 6-4. In his final match, Sim fell to Frank Thompson for Virginia Tech in two sets.
Pedro Cressoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned the final two of six wins for ETSU. He won his first match in two sets, with a score of 6-4, 6-2 against Tomasz Dudek from Purdue. After dropping his second match against Nicholas Campbell from Elon University in two sets, Cressoni came back to win earn his second victory. In a three-set duel, Cressoni lost the first set by a score of 6-7. In his next two sets he came out on top 6-3 and 6-1 to complete the comeback and earn the win.
The Bucs will compete in their final fall competition this weekend from Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6 at the CBB Collegiate Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s tennis visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s tennis page.