The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team bounced back from Friday's 4-3 home loss to Austin Peay with a 6-1 win at Murray State this afternoon. The Mocs won the doubles point and five of six singles matches to improve to 5-2 on the year.
Chattanooga took two of three doubles to grab a 1-0 lead. The Mocs are 5-0 when winning the doubles point and 0-2 when falling behind after the opening matches.
Seniors Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) and Stephen Crofford (Franklin, Tenn.) teamed up for the first time and made quick work of Joao Camara and Tyler Jeffers (8-2) at No. 2. Freshmen Gino Delavalle (Rosario, Argentina) and John Peacey (Emerald, Australia) clinched the point with an 8-6 win over Nicholas Mitric and Mac McLean.
Senior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argetina) improved to 7-0 in spring matches with his (6-1, 6-2) win over Jeffers at No. 2. Barroetavena leads the team with a 14-5 singles record. Senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) also remained undefeated at 6-0 in the spring with a (6-1, 6-2) win over Mitric at No. 6.
Senior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) won for the second time in three matches with a three-set victory over Camara. Smith bounced back from a 6-0 loss in the first set to blank Camara 6-0 in the second. Smith then took the third set 6-2.
Sophomore Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) and senior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) also had singles wins at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
The Mocs are back home next weekend, hosting Lee University at the Champions Club on Saturday, Feb. 16. First serve is set for Noon and a link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Chattanooga 6, Murray State 1
Feb 10, 2013 at Murray, Ky. (Kenlake Tennis Center)
1. Adam Taylor/Ryan Kennedy (MSU) def. Jackson Tresnan/Manuel Barroetavena (UTC) - 8-7
2. Roberto Vieira/Stephen Crofford (UTC) def. Joao Camara/Tyler Jeffers (MSU) - 8-2
3. Gino Delavalle/John Peacey (UTC) def. Nicholas Mitric/Max McLean (MSU) - 8-6
1. Adam Taylor (MSU) def. Roberto Vieira (UTC) - 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
2. Manuel Barroetavena (UTC) def. Tyler Jeffers (MSU) - 6-1, 6-2
3. Chris Smith (UTC) def. Joao Camara (MSU) - 0-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Max McLean (MSU) - 6-4, 6-4
5. Ankit Chopra (UTC) def. Ryan Kennedy (MSU) - 6-3, 6-2
6. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Nicholas Mitric (MSU) - 6-1, 6-2