Mocs Fall to Davidson in SoCon Opener
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga men’s tennis team fell 5-2 to Davidson in the Mocs’ Southern Conference opener Tuesday afternoon at the Manker Patten Tennis Courts.

 

The Mocs fall to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in league play while the Wildcats improve to 4-6 overall and even out their SoCon record at 1-1.

 

Peter Sauska and Pavel Vostikov netted a pair of wins for Chattanooga. Sauska and Vostrikov paired up to get the Mocs’ lone win in the doubles matches defeating Eric Noble and Walker Lyons 8-7(6), but the Wildcats would snare the two remaining matches by identical 8-2 margins.

 

In singles, Sauska dropped his first set to Lyons 6-4 then came back to win the second 7-5. Sauska would win the super tie-break to claim the match and move to 4-4 on the year. Vostrikov defeated Noble in much the same way falling in the opening set 6-4 then coming back to tie the match with a 7-5 win in the second set and claim the win in a super tie-break and improve to 5-3 at No. 2.

 

Davidson won the remaining four singles matches. Scott Myers defeated Alex Butnarcuic 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 and Rick van de Bovenkamp fell 6-2, 6-3 to Calum Gee at No. 4. Davidson’s Arie Hefter defeated Dakota Pate 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 and David Warren posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Tyler Pullen at No. 6.

 

The Mocs will host Elon Saturday at the UTC Tennis Courts at 1 p.m.

 

Davidson vs Chattanooga

Mar 03, 2009 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

Davidson 5, Chattanooga 2

 

Singles competition

1. Peter Sauska (UTC-M) def. Walker Lyons (DAV) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6

2. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC-M) def. Eric Noble (DAV) 4-6, 7-5, 10-4

3. Scott Myers (DAV) def. Alex Butnarcuic (UTC-M) 6-3, 6-4

4. Calum Gee (DAV) def. R. van de Bovenkamp (UTC-M) 6-2, 6-3

5. Arie Hefter (DAV) def. Dakota Pate (UTC-M) 6-1, 6-2

6. David Warren (DAV) def. Tyler Pullen (UTC-M) 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. Peter Sauska/Pavel Vostrikov (UTC-M) def. Eric Noble/Walker Lyons (DAV) 8-7 (10-4)

2. Calum Gee/Scott Myers (DAV) def. R. van de Bovenkamp/Alex Butnarcuic (UTC-M) 8-2

3. Carter Braxton/David Warren (DAV) def. Dakota Pate/Gordon Rudell (UTC-M) 8-2

 

Match Notes:

Davidson 4-6, 1-1 SoCon

Chattanooga 1-6, 0-1 SoCon

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