Seniors Jackson Tresnan and Manuel Barroetavena.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
Mocs Host Austin Peay & Visit Murray State This Weekend
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team has two matches on the schedule this weekend.  The Mocs host Austin Peay on Friday, Feb. 8, and visit Murray State on Sunday, Feb. 10. 

The match with the Governors is set for 4:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at The Baylor School in Chattanooga.  Admission to all UTC men's tennis home matches is always free.  Live scoring will be available with a link located on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.  The Murray State contest is 1:00 p.m. at the Kenlake Tennis Center in Hardin, Ky.

UTC is 4-1 on the year and enjoying its best start to the season since going 8-1 in 2008.  After opening the spring with a 5-2 loss to No. 63 Georgia State, the Mocs have won four straight, including a 6-1 win over Jacksonville State and a 7-0 sweep of North Alabama last week.

Austin Peay has lost both of its matches this spring, a 5-2 defeat at Southern Conference member Samford and a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois.  UTC and APSU last faced each other on Jan. 28, 2011, with the Governors posting a 6-1 win at the Hixson Racquet Club.

Murray State is looking for its first win of the season and will play three times this weekend.  The Racers are 0-4, and host Abilene Christian on Thursday before traveling to Memphis on Saturday.  The Mocs defeated the Racers 7-0 in last year's match on Jan. 27.       

Senior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) leads the team with a 12-5 singles mark.  He is 5-0 in the spring, playing mostly at No. 3.  Senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) is also undefeated in spring singles at 4-0.  He has played the 4-6 spots in dual matches.  Tresnan and Barroetavena have teamed up to go 3-0 in doubles action. 

Head coach Carlos Garcia is in his 12th season at UTC, posting a 122-138 overall record.  UTC has increased its win total in each of the last three seasons.  The 14-9 mark in 2012 was the best record for the program since 2007. 

The Mocs also set a program record with a 3.46 team grade-point-average in the fall.  All nine members of the team made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll with a 3.0+ semester g.p.a., while seven made the Dean's List.

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