Men's Tennis Falls 6-1 to Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. --- Peter Sauska claimed his third straight league win as the Chattanooga men’s tennis team fell 6-1 to Appalachian State Saturday afternoon in Boone, N.C.


Sauska defeated Appalachian State’s Bobby Lake who is ranked 125th in the nation in three sets. Lake won the first set 6-3, but Sauska stormed back taking the next two by identical 6-4 margins. In doubles, Sauska, along with partner Pavel Vostrikov, defeated Lake and Lee Floyd 8-7(7-5), but the Mountaineers would claim the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3.


After going up 1-0 following doubles, the Mountaineers won both the Nos. 3 and 2 singles matches to go up 3-0 on the Mocs. Peter Jacobs defeated Alex Butnarcuic 7-6(4), 6-0 at No. 3 followed by a win at No. 2 by ASU’s Trent Constance over Pavel Vostrikov in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.


Sauska’s win put the match at 3-1 but the Mountaineers would prevail winning the final three singles matches. Lee Floyd posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 over UTC’s Dakota Pate to clinch the match. Alain Humblet defeated Rick van de Bovenkamp 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 and Philip Kloc got past Sam Parfitt at No. 5 by a score of 6-2, 7-6(5).


The Mocs will return to Chattanooga to host Tennessee Wesleyan along with the women’s tennis team at the UTC Tennis Complex beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Appalachian State University 6, Chattanooga 1


 Singles competition

1. Peter Sauska (UTC-M) def. #125 Bobby Lake (ASU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Trent Constance (ASU) def. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC-M) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

3. Peter Jacobs (ASU) def. Alex Butnarcuic (UTC-M) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

4. Lee Floyd (ASU) def. Dakota Pate (UTC-M) 6-0, 6-1

5. Philip Kloc (ASU) def. Sam Parfitt (UTC-M) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

6. Alain Humblet (ASU) def. R. van de Bovenkamp (UTC-M) 6-2, 6-2


 Doubles competition

1. Peter Sauska/Pavel Vostrikov (UTC-M) def. Bobby Lake/Lee Floyd (ASU) 8-7 (7-5)

2. Peter Jacobs/Trent Constance (ASU) def. Alex Butnarcuic/Dakota Pate (UTC-M) 8-5

3. Philip Kloc/Alain Humblet (ASU) def. R. van de Bovenkamp/Gordon Rudell (UTC-M) 8-2


Match Notes:

Chattanooga 1-16 (0-9 SoCon)

Appalachian State University 13-9 (4-5 SoCon)

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,1,4,6,5)


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