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15th Annual UTC Porky's Open
Menís Tennis Falls to No. 64 Furman 5-2 to Close Regular Season
GREENVILLE, S.C.--The Chattanooga men’s tennis team dropped the first three matches to No. 64 Furman and could not manage a comeback, falling to the Paladins 5-2 in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Mocs’ tandem of Badr Bouabdellah and Razvan Axente won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, but Furman won the other two matches by identical 8-4 scores to claim the doubles point.

Mark Fynn and Peter Sauska won singles matches for the Mocs, but Furman claimed three-set wins at the No 1 and No. 6 positions to post a 5-2 win.

Fynn’s win is his 17th of the season to lead the Mocs. He is the team’s lone senior.

The Mocs finish the season at 5-4 in Southern Conference play. They will be the No 4 or No. 5 seed in next week’s Southern Conference Championships depending on the result of today’s Appalachian State match with Wofford. A Wofford win will give the Mocs the No. 4 seed, while an ASU win relegates the Mocs to the fifth position.

The Southern Conference Championships will commence Thursday in Charleston, S.C.

Furman 5, Chattanooga men 2
Greenville, S.C.


Doubles (for one team point)
1. Brian Crook/Bo Ladyman (FUR) def. Mark Fynn/Tim Mittiga (UTC) 8-4
2. Badr Bouabdellah/Razvan Axente (UTC) def. Chris Gilli/Ryan Friend (FUR) 8-4
3. Andy Juc/Scott Kahler (FUR) def. Peter Sauska/Michael Hangstefer (UTC) 8-4

Singles
1. #97 Andy Juc (FUR) def. Badr Bouabdellah (UTC) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
2. Mark Fynn (UTC) def. Bo Ladyman (FUR) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Peter Sauska (UTC) def. Andy Sobczyk (FUR) 6-2, 6-1
4. Chris Gilli (FUR) def. Tim Mittiga (UTC) 6-3, 6-3
5. Daniel Knause (FUR) def. Razvan Axente (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
6. Jordan Walters (FUR) def. Michael Hangstefer (UTC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Team Records: No. 64 Furman 16-10, 7-2 SoCon, UTC (16-6, 5-4 SoCon)
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