Feb. 2, 2002
The fourth-ranked Tennessee tennis team moved to 4-0 on the season Saturday, with a 6-1 win over ETSU at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the UT campus. The Vols, who earlier in the day downed Memphis 6-1, now stand at 13-0 all-time against the Bucs.
The Vols got back on track in the doubles segment, winning the first two completed matches and the point against ETSU. The Vols had earlier dropped the doubles tally to Memphis. Tennessee senior Adam Carey and freshman Mark Henderson struck first against the Bucs (0-1). The pair downed ETSU's Diego Iglesias and Federico Ochoa 8-2 in the No. 3 match. The freshman tandem of Mark Dietrich and Jacob Olsen then clinched the point for the Big Orange, with an 8-6 win over Marcos Pavlovich and Roberto Fernandez in the No. 1 match.
Tennessee's Adam Carey got the Vols off to a good start in the singles segment, taking a 6-0, 6-2 decision over ETSU's Pablo Sahugan in the No. 2 match. ETSU then got on the board, with a 6-4, 6-2 win by Iglesias over Tennessee's Olsen in the No. 4 match. Mario Toledo then struck back for the Vols, with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Pavlovich in the No. 1 match. Tennessee's Dietrich then captured his second clinching point of the day in his 6-2, 7-6 win over Fernandez in the No. 3 match. Freshman Mark Henderson and sophomore Wade Orr then added points five and six for the Big Orange. Henderson defeated Alejandro Salazar 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 5 match, while Orr downed Francisco Diaz 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 6 match.
"I am very pleased with the play of Mario Toledo and Adam Carey today," UT head coach Michael Fancutt said. "Both of those guys were very intense and showed good leadership today. Overall, I would say that we still have some things we need to work on, but I do think we are improving."
The Vols will back in action
Thursday, Feb. 7, at the National Team Indoor Tournament being held in Louisville,
|#4 Tennessee 6, ETSU 1|
|1) Dietrich/Olsen (UT) def. Pavlovich/Fernandez (ETSU) 8-6*|
|2) Toledo/Crews (UT) vs. Sahugan/Salazar (ETSU) DNF|
|3) Carey/Henderson (UT) def. Iglesias/Ochoa (ETSU) 8-2|
|1) (14) Mario Toledo (UT) def. Marcos Pavlovich (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4|
|2) Adam Carey (UT) def. Pablo Sahugan (ETSU) 6-0, 6-2|
|3) (67) Mark Dietrich (UT) def. Roberto Fernandez (ETSU) 6-2, 7-6(3)*|
|4) Diego Iglesias (ETSU) def. Jacob Olsen (UT) 6-4, 6-2|
|5) Mark Henderson (UT) def. Alejandro Salazar (ETSU) 6-1, 6-2|
|6) Wade Orr (UT) def. Francisco Diaz (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1|
|singles finish order: 2, 4, 1, 3*, 5, 6|