Mocs Drop 5-2 Match to Appalachian State
Freshman Orlando Lourenco
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team lost to visiting Appalachian State 5-2 on the UTC Tennis Courts today.  The Mocs slip to 7-10 overall and 2-3 in the Southern Conference with the loss.  The Mountaineers improve to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in the SoCon. 

Sophomore William Disterdick (Hixson, Tenn.) and freshman Orlando Lourenco (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won their No. 3 doubles match, but ASU took the point with wins in the other two doubles contests. 

ASU took a 3-0 leads with wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.  Sophomore Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) put Chattanooga on the board with his (7-5, 6-1) win over Alex Markov at No. 1.  Vieira improves to 7-5 at No. 1 and 11-9 overall.  He is also 4-1 in SoCon matches this season. 

Appalachian State clinched the match when Alain Humblet won a three-setter over sophomore Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) at No. 2.  Smith won the first set 7-5, but Humblet battled back to take the last two and the win. 

Sophomore Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) scored the Mocs' other point with his three-set win (7-5, 1-6, 7-6) at No. 3.  He snaps a two-match slide and leads the team with a 13-10 overall record. 

The Mocs hit the road next week, traveling to Samford on Wednesday, March 30.  Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) in Birmingham, Ala.  Chattanooga's next home match is Saturday, April 2, against the College of Charleston at 1:00 p.m. on the UTC Tennis Courts. 

Appalachian State 5, Chattanooga 2
Mar 27, 2011 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Alain Humblet/Phillip Kloc (ASU) def. Chris Smith/Roberto Vieira (UTC) - 8-3
2. Sebastien King/Alex Markov (ASU) def. Stephen Crofford/Jackson Tresnan (UTC) - 8-5
3. William Disterdick/Orlando Lourenco (UTC) def. Andrew McKinnon/Ezekiel Sansing (ASU) - 8-5

Singles competition
1. Roberto Vieira (UTC) def. Alex Markov (ASU) - 7-5, 6-1
2. Alain Humblet (ASU) def. Chris Smith (UTC) - 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
3. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Phillip Kloc (ASU) - 7-5, 1-6, 7-6
4. Sebastien King (ASU) def. William Disterdick (UTC) - 6-1, 7-6
5. Andrew McKinnon (ASU) def. Rick van de Bovenkamp (UTC) - 6-4, 7-6
6. Matt Saltsgaver (ASU) def. Stephen Crofford (UTC) - 7-5, 6-7, 4-3 (inj)

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