The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team had a pair of singles wins and three doubles victories in back draw action at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic today. The Mocs will compete in five consolation finals in tomorrow’s last day of play at the Champions Club.
Junior Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) scored a three-set win over Tennessee Tech’s Alex Arovin (3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)) in the No. 1 consolation semifinals. He takes on ETSU’s Sebastian Yllera in tomorrow’s consolation finals.
Sophomore Luke Saunders (Halifax, Nova Scotia) also scored a win in the consolation No. 3 bracket. He defeated ETSU’s Paul Lozardo (6-0, 6-0). He faces ETSU’s No. 2 seed Humberto Setter in Sunday’s consolation finals.
After getting shutout in doubles on the first day, the Mocs rebounded with three wins today. Grigorjevs and senior Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) defeated Samford’s Trey Carter and Elliot Barnwell (8-7 (4)) in the No. 1 backdraw.
Saunders and sophomore John Peacey (Emerald, Australia) had a consolation win in the No. 2 bracket, while freshmen Austin Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Marcos Morelli (Pilar, Argentina) won their match in the No. 4 backdraw.
All of today’s winners compete in consolation finals tomorrow at the Champions Club. Action begins at 8:00 a.m. (E.D.T.). Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results and updated draws.
Daniel Hernandez (Lip) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) – 6-4, 6-2
Singles 2 Consolation
Connor Huertas (ETSU) def. Marcos Morelli (UTC) – 6-1, 6-3
Singles 3 Consolation
Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Paul Lozardo (ETSU) – 6-0, 6-0
Trey Carter (Samford) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Singles 4 Consolation
Connor Knox (ETSU) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 6-3, 6-3
Doubles 3 Consolation
Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (Lee) def. Drew Wendel/Derrick Brown (UTC) – 8-2