Freshman Robert Diamond was the only Chattanooga player, however, to pull out a singles victory. Diamond, playing at No. 5 singles, defeated James Crawford, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 as the Mocs avoided a shutout in singles play.
Chattanooga's No. 1 singles player, junior Peter Sauska, sat out the match to rest a nagging injury. Everyone moved up in the singles lineup, and van de Bovenkamp, a freshman, slid into the sixth spot.
Tennessee Tech, having one of its best seasons in several years, improved to 16-4 overall. A loss at Louisville Wednesday ended the Eagles' eight-match win streak.
Chattanooga, now 12-9 overall, will prepare for the upcoming Southern Conference Championships which will be played April 17-20 in Charleston, S.C.
TENNESSEE TECH 5, CHATTANOOGA 2
Doubles (for one team point)
1. Bouabdellah/Vostrikov (UTC) def. O'Brien/Vaglietti (TTU), 8-6
2. Gilioli/Zarco (TTU) vs. Axente/Diamond (UTC), 8-2
3. Hamadeh/van de Bovenkamp (UTC) def. Crawford/Gomez (TTU), 8-2
1. Borja Zarco (TTU) def. Badr Bouabdellah (UTC), 6-1, 6-1
2. Tiago Gilioli (TTU) def. Razvan Axente (UTC), 6-4, 6-3
3. Dean O'Brien (TTU) def. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC), 6-2, 6-1
4. Giovanni Vaglietti (TTU) def. Hasan Hamadeh (UTC), 6-3, 6-1
5. Robert Diamond (UTC) def. James Crawford (TTU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Mario Gutierrez (TTU) def. Rick van de Bovenkamp (UTC), 6-4, 6-3
Team records: UTC (12-9), Tennessee Tech (16-4)