The University of Tennessee of Chattanooga men's tennis team closed out its 2010 home schedule with a 7-0 sweep of Tennessee Wesleyan at the UTC Tennis Courts this afternoon. The Mocs won all nine matches to improve to 5-14 overall.
TWC came into the match ranked No. 17 in the NAIA top-25 with an 8-2 record and gave the Mocs a tough battle in some of the singles action. UTC swept the doubles point to take a 1-0. They extended that with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
Freshman Roberto Vieira defeated Giovanni Santos in the top spot 6-3, 6-3. It was Vieira's fifth straight win as he improved to 13-7 overall. Freshman Ryan Pool posted his ninth win of the year with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Juan Estevez at No. 2.
Freshman Chris Smith got into a dog fight with Cody Gaby (3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-6 (8-6)) at No. 3. After falling in the first set 6-3, Smith battled in the second to force a tiebreaker. He won the deciding game 12-10 to force a third set that also went to a tiebreaker. Smith took the match with an 8-6 win in the final tiebreak.
Freshman Stephen Crofford ended the suspense with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6. With the outcome decided, freshman Jackson Tresnan won his third straight match in a 6-1, 6-1 affair with Guilherme Cervezao. Freshman William Disterdick also won 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (5) over Eric Chastain at No. 5.
The Mocs close out the 2010 season with a weekend trip to Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga faces Georgia Southern in the season finale on Saturday, April 17.
Chattanooga 7, Tennessee Wesleyan 0
1. Ryan Pool/Roberto Vieira (UTC) def. Cody Gaby/Giovanni Santos (TWC) - 8-4
2. Stephen Crofford/Chris Smith (UTC) def. Guilherme Cervezao/Neal Baldwin (TWC) - 8-5
3. Jackson Tresnan/William Disterdick (UTC) def. Juan Estevez/Eric Chastain (TWC) - 8-6
1. Roberto Vieira (UTC) def. Giovanni Santos (TWC) - 6-3, 6-3
2. Ryan Pool (UTC) def. Juan Estevez (TWC) - 6-4, 6-4
3. Chris Smith (UTC) def. Cody Gaby (TWC) - 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-6 (8-6)
4. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Guilherme Cervezao (TWC) - 6-1, 6-1
5. William Disterdick (UTC) def. Eric Chastain (TWC) - 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (11-5)
6. Stephen Crofford (UTC) def. Tenner Stancil (TWC) - 6-1, 6-0