Bristol, Tenn.- The Nebraska men's tennis team knocked off No. 74 East Tennessee State, 4-2, as the Huskers notched their fourth straight win, and second win of the day on Saturday.
The Huskers improved to 5-3 on the spring with their third consecutive win over an ITA Top 75 opponent with the win at ETSU. The victory followed a 4-3 win over No. 60 Georgia State earlier in the day in Tennessee. Last Sunday, NU added a win over a top-35 VCU squad.
The Huskers played well in doubles, capturing the point with victories at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.
The Huskers kept their momentum going into singles play. Dusty Boyer and Marc Herrmann each collected their second singles wins of the day. Against ETSU, Boyer rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over ETSU's Jorge Varon. Herrmann knocked off ETSU's Rogerio Ribeiro 6-4, 6-4.
Eric Sock fell to the Bucs' Juan Ramirez 6-4, 6-3, before ETSU's Jesus Bandres added a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over NU's Andre Stenger.
Tom Blackwell secured the win for the Huskers by improving to 8-0 on the season with his 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over ETSU's Roger Ordeig in the No. 5 spot.
The Huskers will face off against Wichita State Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Nebraska Tennis Center in Lincoln at 2:30 p.m.
NU (4) vs No. 74 ETSU (2)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 (3 p.m.)
1. (NU) Andre Stenger/Marc Herrmann def. (ETSU) /Jesus Bandres/Rogerio Ribeiro 8-7
2. (NU) Dusty Boyer/Bradford Zitsch def. (ETSU) Juan Ramirez/Jorge Varon 8-6
3. (ETSU) Ricardo Pabon/Roger Ordeig vs. (NU) Scott Elsass/Brandon Videtich (No Finish)
Order of finish: 2, 1
1. (ETSU) Jesus Bandres def. (NU) Andre Stenger 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
2. (NU) Marc Herrmann def. (ETSU) Rogerio Ribeiro 6-4, 6-4
3. (NU) Dusty Boyer def. (ETSU) Jorge Varon 6-1, 6-2
4. (ETSU) Juan Ramirez def. (NU) Eric Sock 6-4, 6-3
5. (NU) Tom Blackwell def. (ETSU) Roger Ordeig 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. (NU) Andrew Dzulynsky VS. (ETSU) Ricardo Pabon (No Finish)
Order of Finish 3, 4, 2, 1, 5,