Senior Chris Smith
Smith Advances at Southern Intercollegiate
Mocs senior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) advanced in the Flight 2 main draw at the Southern Intercollegiate in Athens, Ga., today.  He posted a pair of singles wins over Mercer and Georgia Tech to move on to Saturday's third round. 

"Chris has been getting better each time he has stepped on the court since we started practice," stated UTC head coach Carlos Garcia.  "He has worked hard, made a few adjustments and it is nice to see his game coming together.  We haven't had someone still alive on Saturday at this tournament in a long time, so this is exciting for our team."

Smith battled to three-set wins in both of his matches today.  He started with a (1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)) win over the Bears' Joao Pagan in the first round.  His second round win was a (1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)) victory over the Yellow Jackets' Garrett Gordon.  Smith will take on ETSU's Rogerio Ribeiro at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.   

"It was a long day," added Garcia.  "It was hot and humid but we still played well.  We won some matches and were competitive in our losses.  It was a good effort against a strong field."

Complete results and an updated bracket are available in the .pdf at the top of the page.  Be sure to check back to for a complete wrap-up of Saturday's action. 

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