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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 5, 2023) – The ETSU men’s tennis team remains red hot.
The Blue and Gold marked their fourth win of the year in a dominant 6-1 win over Tennessee Tech on Sunday afternoon at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex.
With the win, the Bucs improved to 4-8 on the year and remained perfect at home, while a short-handed Tennessee Tech squad suffered their ninth consecutive defeat of the season. The Golden Eagles fell to 0-9 after having their match against Kennesaw State postponed on Friday.
ETSU was given one of the doubles matches due to Tennessee Tech only having four players available. To steal the doubles point for the Bucs and capture their first victory as a pair, Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Juan Lombisano (Buenos Aires, Argentina) edged Elias Grubert and Paulo Ramos-Martin in a back-and-forth match that ended 7-6.
The Bucs were automatically given two singles points because of Tennessee Tech’s player unavailability. Continuing his Player of the Week form, Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) cruised his way to his fourth consecutive victory as he over-powered Mika Berghaus in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
After battling his way to a 7-6 set-one victory, Adam Nagoudi (Tunis, Tunisia) rolled pasted Pol Masafret in the second set, 6-1 to secure the match-winning fourth point for ETSU. Scoring the final point for the Bucs was Francisco Lamas (Maracay, Venezuela) who earned his second singles victory of the year in straight sets over Paulo Ramos Martin with 6-4 and 6-2 score lines.
1.Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Mika Berghaus (TTU) 6-3, 6-3
Records: ETSU 4-8, Tennessee Tech 0-9
ETSU will hit the road for the next three matches, starting with a trip to UNC Greensboro on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s tennis, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s tennis tab.