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.
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.
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
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