Mocs Travel to Appalachian State for Final Road Match
Junior Chris Smith
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team will make its final road trip of the regular season this weekend, visiting Appalachian State on Saturday, April 7.  Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) in Boone, N.C., and a link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on 

The Mountaineers are currently third in the Southern Conference standings with a 5-2 league record and a 12-6 overall tally.  ASU has won two straight and six of their last seven matches.  The Mountaineers also carry an impressive 5-0 record at home this season.  Senior Alain Humblet leads the team with a 13-5 record this spring, and he is riding a nine match winning streak in singles.

The Mocs have a 13-6 overall record and are seventh in the SoCon at 4-4.  UTC's 13 wins and four league victories are the most since the 2007 season. 

Junior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is leading the way with a 19-6 singles record.  He has won 12-straight and is 8-0 in SoCon matches.  He was named the SoCon Player of the Month for March after going 9-0 in singles action. 

Junior Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) is a two-time All-SoCon performer who is getting back on track after battling a nagging foot injury over the last month.  He won both of his matches at No. 1 last week and is currently 13-10 overall and 9-6 in the spring. 

Junior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) has a 13-6 singles record, all in spring action.  He had a nine-match winning streak earlier in the year that won him SoCon Player of the Month honors for February.  He is 9-3 at the No. 5 position. 

Freshman Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) is 8-2 in his last 10 matches and has a 5-2 record against conference opponents.  He is 7-3 at No. 6. 

Junior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) is 12-13 overall but 8-3 at his usual spot at No. 2.  He split a pair of matches at No. 3 last weekend.  Junior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) is 12-15 overall and 6-6 at No. 3.  He moved down to No. 4 last week when he dropped a pair of singles contests.   

The doubles lineup changes from week to week, depending on the matchups.  Juniors Sam Parfitt (Norwich, England) and Stephen Crofford (Franklin, Tenn.) have both seen action in the doubles lineup during the spring.

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