Tennis Teams Split with Martin Saturday Afternoon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga men’s tennis team claimed a 6-1 victory over instate rival UT Martin while the women fell 5-2 to the Skyhawks Saturday afternoon at the Hixson Racquet Club.


The Mocs started by claiming the doubles point. Sam Parfitt and Alex Butnarcuic defeated Alfredo Krywacz 8-3 at No. 2 while Dakota Pate and Gordon Ruddell posted an 8-5 win over Petr Markov and Shuntaro Tsukiyama at No. 3. Pavel Vostrikov and Peter Sauska’s match at No. 1 was suspended after the Mocs won the point.


From there, Chattanooga won five of the six singles matches. Sauska  defeated Stephan Bruwer 6-2, 6-0 at the top spot and Pavel Vostrikov ran his match record to 3-2 with a win over Krywacz at No. 2, 6-2, 6-0.


Butnarcuic defeated Matt Harris 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and Pate beat his opponent Tsukiyama in straight sets at No. 6. Parfitt and his opponent, Markov, split their first two matches with Parfitt winning the first set 6-3 then dropping the second 4-6. In a super tiebreak, Parfitt came out on top 10-7. The Mocs lone loss was at No. 3. Rick van de Bovenkamp fell 7-6 (2), 6-0 to Andrey Yesipov.


The women’s team, suffering from injuries to key players, fell 5-2 to the Skyhawks.


Martin claimed he doubles point with wins at the top two spots. Martie Wahl and Belisa de Brito won their doubles match at No. 1 8-5 over Emily Hangstefer and Jennemieke van der Veek. At No. 2, Sara Leavy and Jody Tiley posted an 8-2 win over Shaina Singh and Brianna Wishing. Annie Green and Kate Ksiezopolski were leading their match at No. 3 by a 7-6 margin when it was called after Martin claimed the point.


In singles, freshmen Singh and van der Veek each tallied a win. Singh defeated Wahl 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the top spot while van der Veek beat de Brito 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5) at the No. 3 position.


Hangstefer fell 6-4, 6-4 to Leavy at No. 2, while Tiley defeated Green 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 4. Alycia Le Merle defeated Wishing 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 5 spot and Ernestine Koornhos downed Ksiezopolski 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6.


Senior Beata Knizat is out for the season and freshman Charlotte Bossy is not playing due to injury.


The Lady Mocs fall to 2-5 and the men claim their first win to move to 1-4 overall. Both teams will be back in action next weekend when they host Jacksonville State at 1 p.m. at the Hixson Racquet Club. Admission is free.


Men’s Results


1. Peter Sauska/Pavel Vostrikov (UTC) vs. Stephan Bruwer/Andrey Yesipov (UTM) DNF, UTC leading 4-3

2. Sam Parfitt/Alex Butnarcuic (UTC) def. Alfredo Krywacz/Matt Harris (UTM) 8-3

3. Dakota Pate/Godon Rudell (UTC) def. Petr Markov/Shuntaro Tsukiyama (UTM) 8-5



1. Sauska (UTC) def. Bruwer (UTM) 6-2, 6-0

2. Vostrikov (UTC) def. Krywacz (UTM) 6-2, 6-0

3. Yesipov (UTM) def. Rick van de Bovenkamp (UTC) 7-6 (2), 6-0

4. Butnarcuic (UTC) def. Harris (UTM) 6-3, 6-2

5. Parfitt (UTC) def. Markov (UTM) 6-3, 4-5, 10-7

6. Pate (UTC) def. Tsukiyama (UTM) 6-0, 6-0


Women’s Results


1. Martie Wahl/Belisa de Brito (UTM) def. Emily Hangstefer/Jennemieke van der Veek (UTC) 8-5

2. Sara Leavy/Jodie Tiley (UTM) def. Shaina Singh/Brianna Wishing (UTC) 8-2

3. Annie Green/Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC) vs. Ernestine Koornhof/Alycia Le Merle (UTM) DNF, UTC leading 7-6



1. Singh (UTC) def. Wahl (UTM) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

2. Leavy (UTM) def. Hangstefer (UTC) 6-4, 6-4

3. van der Veek (UTC) def. de Brito (UTM) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5)

4. Tiley (UTM) def. Green (UTC) 6-1,4-6, 6-3

5. Le Merle (UTM) def. Wishing (UTC) 6-4, 6-4

6. Koornhof (UTM) def. Ksiezopolski (UTC) 6-1, 6-4


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