CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team won its fifth-straight match with a 6-1 win over Murray State today. Weather forced the Mocs and Racers to the covered courts at the nearby Baylor School as Chattanooga evened its record at 6-6 on the year.
The two teams agreed to start with singles play on a chilly and rainy afternoon in Chattanooga. The match was decided in those six pairings, so the doubles portion was not contested.
Sophomore Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) started the day with a quick (6-0, 6-0) win over Jorge Caetano at No. 1. It was Vieira's fourth win in a row as he improved to 8-7 in singles action.
Sophomore Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) made the score 2-0 with his (6-2, 6-3) win against Joao Camara at No. 2. Smith has won four of his last five singles matches and is now 6-5 in spring action.
Freshman Trent Cobb (Melbourne, Australia) put UTC up 3-0 with a three-set win over Luka Milicevic (6-2, 2-6, 6-1). With the win, Cobb evens his overall record at 9-9 and is 2-0 at No. 3.
Murray State finally got on the board when Arthur Valle defeated UTC sophomore William Disterdick (6-1, 6-1) at No. 5. Sophomore Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) clinched the match with his (6-3, 6-2) win against Renaldo Domoney at No. 4. For Tresnan, it was his eighth consecutive win as he improved to a team-leading 11-7 on the year.
Senior Rick van de Bovenkamp (Oud-Beyerland, The Netherlands) closed out the afternoon with a (6-0, 6-4) win over Mason Johnson at No. 6. Van de Bovenkamp is now 7-6 on the year, setting a new single season career-high for wins during his time at UTC.
Today's match kicked off the first of six in a row at home for UTC. The Mocs host UNC Greensboro (6-3, 1-0 SoCon) at the UTC Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 12. Live scoring will be available for the match that starts at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.). Check GoMocs.com for links to the live scoring and a full recap following the match.
Chattanooga 6, Murray State 1
Mar 10, 2011 at Baylor School (The Baylor School Tennis Courts)
1. Roberto Vieira (UTC) def. Jorge Caetano (MURM) - 6-0, 6-0
2. Chris Smith (UTC) def. Joao Camara (MURM) - 6-2, 6-3
3. Trent Cobb (UTC) def. Luka Milicevic (MURM) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
4. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Renaldo Domoney (MURM) - 6-3, 6-2
5. Arthur Valle (MURM) def. William Disterdick (UTC) - 6-1, 6-1
6. Rick van de Bovenkamp (UTC) def. Mason Johnson (MURM) - 6-0, 6-4
UTC wins point by default - no individual records.