The ETSU men’s tennis team played the Furman Paladins in an away game on April 1 in Greenville, South Carolina, and defeated the Paladins 6-1.
This was the first away game for the Bucs since March 11 when they played UCF in Orlando, Florida. Their last two games have been played at home in Johnson City.
The Furman Paladins have an overall record of 8-8 and a conference record of 2-1 after losing to ETSU.
The Bucs were able to defeat the Paladins even though they seem to play stronger at their home games. They have a record of 6-2, losing only two of their home matches.
The Paladins had won their last four matches before playing the Bucs, three of which were held at home in Greenville, South Carolina.
The Bucs have an overall record of 10-5 and a conference record of 4-0. This was the seventh consecutive win for the team, which remains undefeated in conference play.
Last season, ETSU beat the Paladins twice, once in the regular season and again in the Southern Conference Championship.
Before defeating Furman, the Bucs won their last two games against Wofford and UNC-Greensboro, both of which were conference matches.
This was the sixth-straight victory over UNC-Greensboro and the 22nd-straight victory over Wofford College for ETSU.
The Bucs are currently ranked 57th on the latest Oracle/ITA rankings, which were released on March 22. They have remained on the list for the last four weeks.
Rogerio Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and David Biosca were ranked No. 55 in the doubles category.
They picked up another win against Furman’s Ben Horst and Matt Browne, who were ranked No. 55 in the Oracle/ITA rankings.
ETSU’s David Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain) was ranked No. 86 singles player.
Biosca’s tenth win of the season was against Connor Thompson when the team played UNC-Greensboro. However, the doubles team of Biosca and Ribeiro were defeated in the same matchup.
In the singles competition, Biosca picked up another win on Friday, defeating Furman’s Adam Steryous.
ETSU won five of the six singles matches and three of the four doubles pairings.
The next game for the Bucs will be against UNC-Wilmington on April 3. This will be a non-conference match.