UTC Men Advance To Second Round Of USA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals

Friday, October 19, 2012
All four members of the Mocs men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Memphis, Tenn., today. Chattanooga posted three singles wins and a pair of doubles victories on the first day of the tournament.
Senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) had a big three set win over Xavier's Adam Krull. He won the first 6-4, but dropped the second 7-5. He advanced with a 6-4 win in the third and will take on No. 17 seed Austin Siegel of Louisville at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.


Senior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) had a (7-5, 6-3) win over Eastern Kentucky's Florian Graskamp in the first round. He will take on No. 1 seed Anthony Rossi of Kentucky at 9:30 a.m. in Saturday's second round.

Senior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) was impressive in the first round with his (6-2, 6-0) win over EKU's Jan Dombrowski. He moves on to face No. 17 seed Johnny Grimal of Mempis at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Senior Roberto Vieira is seeded 17th in the tournament and had a first round bye. He will face MTSU's Ettore Zito in the second round at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Both of the Mocs doubles teams had a win today. Tresnan and Barroetavena defeated EKU's Graskamp and Joao Maio (8-4). They lost in the second round to the third seed in the draw, Tennessee's Connor Glennon and David O'Hare (8-3).

Chopra and Vieira beat Austin Peay's Sean Bailey and Aleksas Tverijonas (8-6) in the first round. They lost to the No. 4 seed Rhys Johnson and Ryan Lipman (8-3) of Tennessee in the second round.


Chattanooga Area Swim League

CHATTANOOGA AREA SWIM LEAGUE BLUE DIVISION: 1. Ooltewah 5-0; 1. Stuart Heights 3-1; 3. Signal Mountain 3-2; 4. Dalton 1-4; 5. Calhoun 0-5. RED DIVISION: 1. Catoosa  4-0; 2. Country Club 4-1; 3. Fairyland 2-2; 4. Cleveland 1-3; 5. Big Ridge 0-5. WHITE DIVISION: 1. Red Bank and Waterdogs bot 4-1; 3. Ridgeside 2-3; 4. Cumberland 0-5.  TUESDAY'S RESULTS ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Stays Unbeaten With Win At Dalton

It’s been an amazing past seven days for members of the Ooltewah Tidal Wave swim team as they’ve beaten the top three teams since last Thursday. It all began with a 56-point win over Stuart Heights and was followed by an impressive 82-point victory over the defending league champion Signal Mountain Green Giants on Monday.\ And now those folks from Hooterville can relax for ... (click for more)

Former City Education Commissioner John P. Franklin Dies

John Porter Franklin, long a leading figure in Chattanooga city government, has died.  He was the city's first, elected black official, post Jim Crow laws, in 1971. Mr. Franklin's father, G.W. Franklin, was a pioneer funeral home director and John Franklin continued in that line. He was first an official in Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home, then he started John P. Franklin ... (click for more)

All School Board Members But Rhonda Thurman Approve Going Ahead With Equity Study

All County School Board members except Rhonda Thurman said Thursday afternoon they are in favor of pushing ahead with an equity study sought by new Supt. Bryan Johnson. Ms. Thurman said she was "tired of bullying tactics by outside groups" such as UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0. She said the 132 people who signed a letter in support of the study include people "with deep pockets" ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not A Blessed One

When I read, to no great surprise, that 132 of Chattanooga’s “leaders” had signed a letter in support of “socioeconomic integration” in Thursday’s Times Free Press, there were two things that were immediately obvious to me: Not a blessed one would have (a) written such a letter on their personal stationery, and (b) not a blessed one would have ever voted for the current president ... (click for more)