Men’s tennis drops opening contest in Starkville
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Men’s tennis drops opening contest in Starkville
Saturday, January 14, 2023

Pernas earns top flight singles win

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Jan. 14, 2023) – The ETSU men’s tennis team opened the 2023 season to with a 1-6 loss at Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon in Starkville. The Bucs’ point was secured by Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) as he won his No. 1 singles match in three sets.

Pernas controlled the way in the first set of his match as he cruised to a 6-2 victory over Nemanja Malesevic. In the second set, Malesevic did not go away easy as he defeated Pernas with a score of 3-6. In the third set, Pernas battled back to secure the Bucs’ lone win with 10-4 victory.

In his doubles match, the partnership of Pernas and Peter Kalocsai led 4-3 in flight two. The match ended incomplete after Mississippi State earned the doubles point by winning the other two doubles matches.

Singles Competition

Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Nemanja Malesevic (MS) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4)

#107 Petar Jovanovic (MS) def. Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) 6-4, 6-3

Carles Hernandez (MS) def. Peter Kalocsai (ETSU) 6-1, 6-0

Ewen Lumsden (MS) def. Juan Lombisano (ETSU) 6-2, 6-0

Sanchez Martinez (MS) def. Francisco Lamas (ETSU) 6-2, 6-3

Gregor Ramskogler (MS) def. James Sim (ETSU) 6-4, 7-5


Doubles Competition

#42 Carles Hernandez/Nemanja Malesevic (MS) def. Juan Lombisano/Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) 6-1

Peter Kalocsai/Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Ewen Lumsden/Michal Novansky (MS) 4-3

Petar Jovanovic/Gregor Ramskogler (MS) def. Lucas Britez/Francisco Lamas (ETSU) 6-2


Records: ETSU 0-1; Mississippi State 1-0.



The Bucs take on South Alabama in Starkville, Miss. on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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