The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team lost a 6-1 dual at Furman today. The Mocs were swept in nine of 10 matches against the Paladins, dropping to 7-13 overall and 2-6 in SoCon action.
Sophomore William Disterdick (Hixson, Tenn.) allowed Chattanooga to avoid the sweep. He posted a (7-6, 6-3) win over Andrei Chvetson at No. 3 to improve to 7-14 overall.
Freshman Jordan Faith (Denver, Colo.) played in his third match of the spring season, teaming with fellow freshman Orlando Lourenco (Chattanooga, Tenn.) in an 8-3 loss at No. 3 doubles. The Mocs were without their No. 1 player, sophomore Roberto Vieira (Bedfordvview South Africa), forcing the singles players to all move up one spot from their normal position. UTC lost all of the singles matches in straight sets.
The Mocs remain on the road tomorrow. UTC travels to Wofford on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. match. The Mocs will host the 2011 Southern Conference Championships at the Champions Club on April 20-23.
Furman 7, Chattanooga 0
Apr 09, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. Sawyer Duncan/Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Chris Smith/Stephen Crofford (UTC) - 8-4
2. Joel Cook/Alex Christ (FUR) def. William Disterdick/Jackson Tresnan (UTC) - 8-4
3. Andrei Chvetsov/Marco Aru (FUR) def. Orlando Lourenco/Jordan Faith (UTC) - 8-3
1. Sawyer Duncan (FUR) def. Chris Smith (UTC) - 6-4, 6-2
2. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) - 6-4, 6-2
3. William Disterdick (UTC) def. Andrei Chvetsov (FUR) - 7-6, 6-3
4. Alex Christ (FUR) def. R. van de Bovenkamp (UTC) - 6-4, 6-2
5. Joel Cook (FUR) def. Stephen Crofford (UTC) - 6-3, 6-4
6. Robbie Aru (FUR) def. Orlando Lourenco (UTC) - 6-1, 6-3