ETSU men’s tennis cruises past UNC Asheville, 5-2
ETSU men’s tennis cruises past UNC Asheville, 5-2
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Bucs win third straight match  

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2023) – The ETSU men’s tennis team continued to roll.

The Buccaneers made it three straight wins after cruising past UNC Asheville, 5-2, on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.

ETSU, who opened the season with eight straight road matches, moved its record to 3-8 overall. The Bucs remained unbeaten at home after improving to 3-0 in Johnson City. With the loss, UNC Ashville – who was coming off a 4-3 win over Wofford last Thursday – dipped to 5-4.

The Blue & Gold opened the afternoon with a dominating showing in doubles. The doubles pair of Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) and Adam Nagoudi (Tunis, Tunisia) eased their way to their second win of the season as they earned a 6-1 victory over Rafa Serra/Jon Brann Reid. The Bucs closed out the doubles point when Francisco Lamas (Maracay, Venezuela) and Pedro Cressoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil) battled their way to a 6-4 victory over Sam Nicholson/Chester Wickwire.

As they moved to singles play, Badra and Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) both earned straight set victories, moving the Bucs to a 3-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Badra defeated Jon Brann Reid, 7-5, 6-3, while Pernas fought his way to a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

With ETSU having a firm grip on the match, Nagoudi and James Sim (New Zealand) registered the final points for the Bucs. Both players earned their first victory in singles this season. Nagoudi handled Chester Wickwire in consecutive sets – both being by the score of 6-2. In his fourth singles match of the year, Sim defeated Freddy Murray in three sets – 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.


  1. Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Jon Brann Reid (UNCA) 7-5, 6-3
  2. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Harry Thursfield (UNCA) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Sam Nicholson (UNCA) def. Pedro Cressoni (ETSU) 6-7, 6-2, 10-6
  4. Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) def. Chester Wickwire (UNCA) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Bruno Serra (AVLMTEN) def. Juan Lombisano (ETSU) 7-6, 6-4
  6. James Sim (ETSU) def. Freddy Murray (UNCA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7


  1. Dimitri Badra/Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) def. Rafa Serra/Jon Brann Reid (UNCA) 6-1
    2. Harry Thursfield/Bruno Serra (UNCA) vs. Thiago Pernas/Juan Lobisano (ETSU) no result
    3. Francisco Lamas/Cressoni (ETSU) def. Sam Nicholson/Chester Wickwire (UNCA) 6-4

Records: ETSU 3-8, UNC Asheville 5-4


The Bucs close out their homestand on Sunday when they take on in-state foe Tennessee Tech at 1 p.m.

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