Senior Manuel Barroetavena.
Courtesy: Dale Rutemeyer
Mocs Fall at Furman 6-1

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 match at Furman this afternoon.  The Mocs fall to 7-7 overall and 2-3 in Southern Conference action with the loss.  Furman improved to 4-12 overall and 1-4 in league matches. 

Senior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) scored the lone point for the Mocs in today’s loss.  He defeated Alex Christ (7-6 (5), 6-2) at No. 2 singles.  It was his third straight singles win, improving to 11-3 in the spring and a team-best 18-8 overall. 

Barroetavena and fellow senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) scored UTC’s only other win in doubles action.  They defeated Luke Synn and Andrew Mellow (8-4) at No. 3.  It was their fifth straight doubles win as they improve to 5-0 in SoCon action. 

The Mocs stay on the road for tomorrow’s match against Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. at Noon.  Check back to GoMocs.com for full details tomorrow. 

Furman 6, Chattanooga 1
Mar 29, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) def. Ankit Chopra/John Peacey (UTC) 8-4
2. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Roberto Vieira/William Disterdick (UTC) 8-3
3. Manuel Barroetavena/Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Luke Synn/Andrew Mellow (FUR) 8-4

Singles competition
1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Roberto Vieira (UTC) 6-4, 7-5
2. Manuel Barroetavena (UTC) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Ankit Chopra (UTC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Chris Smith (UTC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-6)

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