Courtesy: GoMocs.com
Mocs Close Out Regular Season at Georgia Southern

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team will close out the 2013 regular season with a trip to Georgia Southern this weekend.  The Mocs face the Eagles on Saturday, April 13, at Noon (E.D.T.) at the Hanner Tennis Complex in Statesboro, Ga. 

UTC is currently 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the Southern Conference race.  The Mocs are tied for No. 6 in the league standings, but could still finish anywhere from third to eighth based on this weekend’s results.  The top five teams in the league get a first round bye in next week’s SoCon Tournament in Elon, N.C.

Georgia Southern is currently fifth in the SoCon at 5-3 and 9-7 overall.  The Eagles host Samford on Friday before the Mocs come to town.  A link for live scoring for the match is available on the men’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

The Mocs are 12-13 in the all-time series with Georgia Southern, but have won the last three matches.  UTC scored a 6-1 victory in last year’s meeting on March 11 in Chattanooga. 

A victory against the Eagles would clinch back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2007 and 2008.  It will also give the Mocs six wins in SoCon play for the first time since going 7-3 in 2002 and the first winning season in league matches since 2007.   

Senior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) leads the team with a 21-9 overall record and a 14-4 mark in spring play.  He is 7-2 in SoCon matches, playing mostly the No. 2 position.  Senior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) also has a winning record in league play at 6-3.  He is 10-6 in the spring and 15-10 overall. 

Barroetavena and senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) have become a formidable duo doubles play.  They are 14-7 on the year, 12-3 in spring duals and 8-1 in SoCon matches. 

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