Spartans Rally Comes Up Just Short against ETSU
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After dropping the doubles point, the Spartans rallied to tie the match at 3-3 but Jesus Bandres held off Ramiro Blanco and ETSU claimed the 4-3 win on Saturday afternoon at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.
ETSU (4-4, 1-0) claimed victories at singles number five and six and needed just one more singles victory to claim the match.
After falling in the first set, 5-7, Ramiro Blanco claimed set two by a score of 6-2. Blanco took an early led in the decisive set, but Jesus Bandres fought back and took the set 7-5 and the Bucs claimed the 4-3 victory.
Upstate (3-9, 0-1) will return to action tomorrow when they host Texas-Pan American at 11:00 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
ETSU vs USC Upstate
Feb 26, 2011 at Spartanburg, S.C.
(Upstate Tennis Complex)
#50 ETSU 4, USC Upstate 3
1. Edgar Rodriguez (UPSTM) def. Sander Gille (ETSU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
2. Jesus Bandres (ETSU) def. Ramiro Blanco (UPSTM) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
3. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def. Grega Teraz (ETSU) 6-0, 6-4
4. Matias Di Pasquale (UPSTM) def. Charles Bottoni (ETSU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
5. Juan Ramirez (ETSU) def. Marco Linconir (UPSTM) 6-4, 6-4
6. Roger Ordeig (ETSU) def. Gianluca Paino (UPSTM) 6-0, 6-1
1. Charles Bottoni/Grega Teraz (ETSU) def. Ramiro Blanco/Matias Di Pasquale (UPSTM) 8-7
2. Sander Gille/Jesus Bandres (ETSU) def. Gonzalo Blanco/Edgar Rodriguez (UPSTM) 8-3
3. Robin Akser/Juan Ramirez (ETSU) def. Gianluca Paino/Marco Linconir (UPSTM) 8-3
ETSU 4-4, 1-0 A-Sun; National ranking #50
USC Upstate 3-9, 0-1 A-Sun