Freshman Derrick Brown and junior Pavels Grigorjevs teamed up at No. 1 for the first time today.
Courtesy: Dale Rutemeyer
Mocs Fall to Furman in SoCon Action

Story by Adam Stephens

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 match to Furman on the UTC Tennis Courts this afternoon.  Chattanooga falls to 5-10 overall and 1-4 in the SoCon.

The Mocs were unable to take any of the doubles matches, but showed promise for future action.

“I had to put together three teams that really haven’t played with each other because of some injuries,” head coach Carlos Garcia said.  “I actually saw some teams that I might use here in the future.”

One of those teams, junior Pavels Grigorjevs and freshman Derrick Brown paired up at No. 1 for the first time.  They forced Furman’s Matt Browne and Joel Cook to a tiebreaker before losing 8-7 (4).

Unfortunately, Chattanooga was no more fruitful in singles action losing all six singles matches in straight sets. 

Chattanooga will play its makeup match against Lee University on Wednesday.  The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. at the UTC Tennis Courts and a link for live scoring is available on the men’s tennis schedule page on

Chattanooga 0, Furman 7
Mar 30, 2014 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Matt Browne/Joel Cook (Furman) def. Pavels Grigorjevs/Derrick Brown (UTC) 8-7 (4)
2. Jacob Behal/Adam Steryous (Furman) def. Jorge Varon/Luke Saunders (UTC) 8-5
3. Alex Christ/Ben Horst (Furman) def. Austin Boaz/ Gino Delavalle (UTC) 8-3

Singles Competition
1. Adam Steryous (Furman) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Matt Browne (Furman) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) 7-5, 6-2
3. Luke Synn (Furman) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Joel Cook (Furman) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
5. Jacob Behal (Furman) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ben Horst (Furman) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) 6-0, 6-1

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