Mocs Look to Get Back on Winning Track at Furman & Wofford
Sophomore Jackson Tresnan
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team is on the road for two Southern Conference matches this weekend.  The Mocs visit Furman on Saturday, April 9, and Wofford on Sunday, April 10. 

UTC is 7-12 overall and trying to snap a five-match losing streak.  The Mocs sit in ninth place in the league standings with a 2-5 SoCon mark. 

Despite the recent skid, Chattanooga's seven wins still equal its win total from the last two seasons combined (2-16 in 2009 and 5-15 in 2010).  It is also the most wins in a season since going 12-10 in 2008.   

Sophomore Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) leads the team with a 13-11 mark in singles play.  He was 8-1 at No. 4 but has moved up to No. 3 where he is 3-4.  Eleven of his 13 wins have come during the spring dual season. 

Sophomore Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) has won seven of his last 10 to improve his record to 12-10, including an 8-6 mark at No. 1.  Senior Rick van de Bovenkamp (Oud-Beyerland, The Netherlands) has a career-best eight singles wins on the year.  Sophomore Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) is 8-10 in the spring while classmate William Disterdick (Hixson, Tenn.) is 3-2 at No. 6. 

The Mocs are guided by head coach Carlos Garcia who is in his 10th season at UTC.  He scored his 100th career victory as the men's coach at UTC earlier in the year.  He is currently 103-124 in his tenure with the Mocs.   

Furman and Wofford are both tied for sixth in the SoCon race with a 3-3 league record.  Furman is 5-15 overall while Wofford has a 7-9 record. 

The Paladins are led by Sawyer Duncan who is 8-10 at No. 1.  He has won two matches in a row leading Furman to back-to-back wins over Wofford and Appalachian State.  Match time against the Paladins is set for 1:30 p.m. (E.D.T.) in Greenville, S.C.

Alan Donald leads the Terriers with his 9-7 overall singles record, including an 8-6 mark at No. 4.  Wofford's three league wins came against Davidson, Georgia Southern and The Citadel.  First serve against the Terriers is 1:00 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C. is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs.  The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page,, or on Twitter,  Find out how to join the UTC Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here.

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