Men's Tennis Falls Short Against No. 72 Furman
Junior Peter Sauska

Peter Sauska scored a victory at No. 2 singles Sunday for the men’s tennis team, but Furman captured all the other matches to take home a 6-1 Southern Conference win.


Sauska defeated Furman’s Bo Ladyman, 7-6, 2-6, 10-8 for the Mocs’ lone point against the 72nd-ranked Paladins.


Sauska and his doubles partner, Pavel Vostrikov, fell two games short at the No. 1 doubles match, 9-7 against Andy Juc and Chris Motes.


Furman, now 7-10 overall and 3-0 in the SoCon, swept all three doubles matches for an early 1-0 lead.


Juc registered a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over senior Badr Bouabdellah, and Motes got past Vostrikov, 7-6, 6-2 at No. 4.


Chattanooga senior Razvan Axente battled Furman’s Daniel Knause at the No. 3 spot.  Knause needed a 12-10 third-set superbreaker to pull out a 6-2, 4-6, 12-10 win.


Jordan Walters and Sawyer Duncan earned singles victories at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively for Furman.


Chattanooga, now 10-7 and 1-5, hosts Wofford Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Champion’s Club in the home finale for seniors Axente and Bouabdellah.


No. 72 Furman 6, Chattanooga 1

Champion’s Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.


Doubles (for one team point)

1. Juc/Motes (FUR) def. Sauska/Vostrikov (UTC), 9-7

2. Ladyman/Walters (FUR) def. Axente/Bouabdellah (UTC), 8-4

3. Jason Basile/Andrei Chvetsov (FUR) def. Diamond/Hamadeh (UTC), 8-2



1. Andy Juc (FUR) def. Badr Bouabdellah (UTC), 6-2, 6-1

2. Peter Sauska (UTC) def. Bo Ladyman (FUR), 7-6, 2-6, 10-8

3. Daniel Knause (FUR) def. Razvan Axente (UTC), 6-2, 4-6, 12-10

4. Chris Motes (FUR) def. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC), 7-6, 6-2

5. Jordan Walters (FUR) def. Hasan Hamadeh (UTC), 6-2, 6-0

6. Sawyer Duncan (FUR) def. Robert Diamond (UTC), 6-1, 6-1


Team records:  UTC (10-7, 1-5), Furman (7-10, 3-0)


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