Men's tennis head coach Carlos Garcia.
Mocs Advance at UNCW Fall Invitational

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team advanced a singles player and a doubles tandem in the main draws at the UNCW Fall Invitational today.  Freshman Derrick Brown (Marietta, Ga.) won his opening match in the Flight C while senior Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) and freshman Marcos Morelli (Pima, Argentina) teamed up for a win in the Doubles A Flight. 

Brown posted a (6-1, 6-4) win over Liberty’s Alejandro Llamas in the opening round.  He will face ECU’s Miles Holovet in Saturday’s semifinal match. 

Varon and Morelli won their first match in the A draw (8-4) over North Carolina Central’s Gerasimov and East.  They will face top-seeded Rafael Aita and Sam Williams of UNCW on Saturday. 

Junior Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) had the other win today.  He posted a victory over Liberty’s Shea Thomas in the Flight A singles draw. 

The Mocs take the court on 9:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) Saturday at Empie Park in Wilmington, N.C.  Check back to for complete results. 

Flight A Singles
Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Shea Thomas (Liberty)

Argente (VCU) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) – 6-3, 6-1

Williams (UNCW) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 6-1, 6-0
Gerasimov (NCCU) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 6-3, 7-6 (2)

Flight B Singles
Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Marcos Morelli (UTC) – 7-5, 6-4

Dillon Segur (Liberty) def. John Peacey (UTC) – 6-1, 6-4

Flight B Singles
Blake Gregory (ECU) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 6-1, 6-4

Flight C Singles
Derrick Brown (UTC) def. Alejandro Llamas (Liberty) – 6-1, 6-1

Flight A Doubles
Jorge Varon-Marcos Morelli (UTC) def. Gerasimov-East (NCCU) – 8-4

McDaniel-van der Vyver (New Mexico) def. John Peacey-Luke Saunder (UTC) – 9-8 (5)

Flight B Doubles
Fredric Lehfeldt-Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Pavels Grigorjevs-Derrick Brown (UTC) – 8-5

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