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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.
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
#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.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s tennis, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s tennis tab.