Junior Pavels Grigorjevs
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Results from Opening Day at Winthrop

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team wrapped up the first day of the Winthrop Fall Shootout in Winthrop, S.C., this afternoon.  The Mocs posted eight singles wins and a doubles victory in today’s round-robin event. 

Junior Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) led the team with two wins at No. 1 singles.  He opened with a (7-5, 7-5) victory over USC Upstate’s Yvon Haessig.  He followed that with a (7-6, 6-1) win over Belmont’s Mauricio Antun.  He takes on Winthrop’s Dylan Comerford in tomorrow’s final match. 

Sophomore John Peacey (Emerald, Australia) also scored a pair of wins today.  He defeated Wofford’s Graham Duncan (6-3, 6-2) and Belmont’s Martjin Verberne (6-1, 6-4) in the No. 6 bracket.  He will look to go 3-0 in singles this weekend when he faces Winthrop’s Corey DeCandia on Sunday. 

Freshman Derek Brown (Marietta, Ga.) split his matches at No. 3 singles.  He lost to USC Upstate’s Gonzalo Blanco (6-1, 6-1) before bouncing back to score a (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) three-set victory over Belmont’s Cedric Dujacquier. 

Freshmen Marcos Morelli (Pillar, Argentina) and Andrew Wendell (Lawrenceville, Ga.) also had two singles wins today.  They were both playing in the consolations. 

Wendell and fellow freshman Austin Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga.) had the lone doubles win in four matches.  They scored an 8-7 (4) victory over Wofford’s Walker Heffron and Grahman Duncan.

Action concludes tomorrow with singles and doubles matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for a complete recap and results. 

Singles 1
Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Yvon Haessig (USC Upstate) – 7-5, 7-5

Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Mauricio Antun (Belmont) – 7-6, 6-1

Singles 2
Ramon Simonette (USC‐Upstate) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 6-3, 6-1

Marko Lovrinovic (Belmont) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 6-1, 6-7, 7-6

Singles 3
Gonzalo Blanco (USC‐Upstate) def. Derek Brown (UTC) – 6-1, 6-1

Derek Brown (UTC) def. Cedric Dujacquier (Belmont) – 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Singles 4
Carlos Tajes (USC‐Upstate) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Henrik Claesson (Belmont) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 6-3, 6-4

Singles 5
Walker Heffron (Wofford) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) – 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Martijn Verberne (Belmont) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) – 6-1, 6-4

Singles 6
John Peacey (UTC) def. Graham Duncan (Wofford) – 6-3, 6-2

John Peacey (UTC) def. Hans Nardelli (Belmont) – 5-1, ret.

Singles 7
Michael Chen (Winthrop) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

Chase Altieri (Winthrop) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 7-6, 6-1
Michael Morelli (UTC) def. Michael Chen (Winthrop) – 6-2, 7-5
Michael Morelli (UTC) def. J.D. O’Brien (Winthrop) – 6-2, 6-2
Andrew Wendell (UTC) def. Chase Altieri (Winthrop) – 6-3, 6-2
Andrew Wendell (UTC) def. J.D. O’Brien (Winthrop) – 6-4, 6-0

Doubles 1
Haessig/Blanco (USC Upstate) def. Pavels Grigorjevs/Jorge Varon (UTC) – 8-2

Doubles 2
Simonetti/Tajes (USC Upstate) def. Luke Saunders/John Peacey (UTC) – 8-4

Doubles 3
Chen/Altieri (Winthrop) def. Gino Delavalle/Marcos Morelli (UTC) – 8-4

Austin Boaz/Andrew Wendell (UTC) def. Heffron/Duncan (Wofford) – 8-7 (4)

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