ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s tennis team suffered its first home loss of the season on Sunday, April 11 when it fell to East Tennessee State, 5-2.
-Camilo Ponce and Nicholas Campbell clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 victory over Thiago Pernas and Juan Sebastian Zabala in the No. 2 position.
-In No. 1 doubles, Chung-Han Tsai and Akram El Sallaly defeated Juan Lugo and Frazier Rengifo, 6-2. The duo is now 9-2 on the season.
-In No. 5 singles, Jacob Bicknell posted a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Juan Sebastian Zabala.
-With the loss, Elon falls to 11-5 on the season and 9-1 at home. East Tennessee State is now 10-6, with 10 wins in their last 11 matches.
The Phoenix returns to Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Thursday, April 15 to host UNCG at 6:00 p.m. Bicknell will be honored prior to the start of the match as part of his senior recognition.
1. Chung-Han Tsai / Akram El Sallaly (ELON) def. Juan Lugo / Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) 6-2
2. Camilo Ponce / Nicholas Campbell (ELON) def. Thiago Pernas / Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) 6-3
3. Dimitri Badra / Miguel Este (ETSU) def. Nicholas Condos / Jacob Bicknell (ELON) 6-3
1. Dimitri Badra (ETSU) def. Akram El Sallaly (ELON) 6-3, 6-1
2. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Nicholas Condos (ELON) 6-2, 6-3
3. Juan Lugo (ETSU) def. Camilo Ponce (ELON) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Chung-Han Tsai (ELON) 6-3, 6-2
5. Jacob Bicknell (ELON) def. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Miguel Este (ETSU) def. Luke Queiroz (ELON) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: Doubles: (1, 3, 2); Singles: (6, 2, 1, 5, 4, 3)