Mocs Host Kennesaw State on Saturday at the Champions Club
Junior Stephen Crofford
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team welcomes Kennesaw State to the Scenic City this weekend.  The Mocs host the Owls at the Champions Club on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in a double-header with the women's teams. 

Admission to all UTC matches is always free.  A link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on

Chattanooga is off to its best start since the 2008 season with a 6-2 overall record.  The Mocs have won four straight and are just two shy of last year's win total. 

Junior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) leads the team with a 7-1 singles mark, all in spring action.  He is 5-0 at the No. 5 position in dual matches.  Fellow junior Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) is 9-7 overall and holds down the No. 1 slot where he is 5-3.

Junior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) is No. 2 in the lineup where he is 6-1 this spring, including four consecutive wins.  Junior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) is 4-2 at No. 3 while fellow junior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is 3-2 since entering the lineup at No. 4.  Pencil Tresnan in at the fifth spot with freshman Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) or junior Stephen Crofford holding down No. 6. 

Smith and Vieira are 3-4 as the No. 1 doubles team while Chopra and junior Stephen Crofford are 3-4 at No. 2.  The No. 3 squad could include any combination of Grigorjevs, Tresnan and sophomore Orlando Lourenco (Hixson, Tenn.).

Kennesaw State is 5-2 overall with wins over Norfolk State, Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Presbyterian and Georgia Southern.  Louis Theodor leads the team with a 6-2 spring record, including a 4-0 mark at No. 3. 

One schedule note for next week, the men's and women's double-header scheduled at Jacksonville State has moved to Chattanooga.  Both matches will take place at the Champions Club on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 2:00 p.m.  Live scoring for both matches will be available on

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