BRISTOL, Tenn. – The FGCU men’s tennis team due to weather had to play the match indoors and fell on the road against ETSU, 7-0, on Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. at the Bristol Racket Club.
FGCU falls to 5-6 (2-2 A-Sun) on the season and ETSU improves to 6-8 (4-0 A-Sun).
The Eagles lost the doubles point to fall behind 1-0 in the match. Junior Jackson Moore (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS/Georgia State) and sophomore Dean Tsamas (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay HS) were defeated by Jeremy Bonnevalle and Juan Ramirez, 8-2, at No. 2 doubles. The team of senior Matthew Rock (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Fort Lauderdale HS/Jacksonville) and sophomore Lance Lvovsky (Dania,Fla./Broward Virtual School/Jacksonville) lost to Sander Gille and Roger Ordeig, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles.
In the final doubles match, freshmen Tianyu Bao (Tianjin, China/Bayshore HS) and Michael Beiler (Palm Harbor, Fla./Dunedin HS) dropped a tough 8-6 battle to Jesus Bandres and Jorge Varon at No. 3 doubles.
In singles action, ETSU took a commanding 3-0 lead after victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles in straight sets. Bao lost to Bandres, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1 singles and Moore fell to Gille, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles.
Tsamas battled at No. 3 singles but the Bucs clinched the match as Ramirez won, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Bonnevalle won in straight sets against Rock, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 4 singles and Ordeig defeated Beiler, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6 singles.
In the final match, Lvovsky forced a first set tiebreaker with Ribeiro but lost a tough tiebreaker 10-8 and dropped the second set 6-1 to give ETSU a clean sweep in the contest.
The Green and Blue return home for their second night match of the season against A-Sun rival UNF on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
Results and recaps will be available on www.FGCUathletics.com after each match this season.
ETSU 7, FGCU 0
1. Jesus Bandres (ETSU) def. Tianyu Bao (FGCU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Sander Gille (ETSU) def. Jackson Moore (FGCU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Juan Ramirez (ETSU) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
4. Jeremy Bonnevalle (ETSU) def. Matthew Rock (FGCU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1
6. Roger Ordeig (ETSU) def. Michael Beiler (FGCU) 6-2, 6-2
1. Sander Gille/Roger Ordeig (ETSU) def. Matthew Rock/Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) 8-4
2. Jeremy Bonnevalle/Juan Ramirez (ETSU) def. Dean Tsamas/Jackson Moore (FGCU) 8-2
3. Jesus Bandres/Jorge Varon (ETSU) def. Tianyu Bao/Michael Beiler (FGCU) 8-6
FGCU 5-6, 2-2 A-Sun
ETSU 6-8, 4-0 A-Sun T-4:31