Mocs Finish Hard Court Play at Winthrop Fall Shootout

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s tennis team closed out play in the Winthrop Fall Shootout in Winthrop, S.C. today.  The Mocs scored a pair of singles wins and a doubles victory on the last day of the round-robin tournament. 

Freshman Marco Morelli (Pillar, Argentina) finished a perfect weekend in singles with his third win today.  He defeated Winthrop’s Chase Altieri (6-4, 6-1) in the No. 7 singles group.  Fellow freshman Austin Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga.) also scored a win in the No. 7 flight.  He defeated Winthrop’s J.D. O’Brien 6-2, 6-2.

Junior Pavels Grigorjevs and senior Jorge Varon scored a big doubles win at No. 1.  They beat Winthrop’s top tandem of Dylan Comerford and Peter Nagovnak 8-6.

Grigorjevs also had a chance to make some noise in singles play.  He battled Comerford for the No. 1 Flight title in a three-set match.  Grigorjevs won the first set 6-3, but dropped the second 7-5.  Comerford closed out his win 6-1 in the third.

The Mocs are back in action this weekend for the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn.  Action takes place from Oct. 11-15.  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results. 

Singles 1
Dylan Comerford (Winthrop) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Singles 2
J.P. Boada (Winthrop) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 6-4, 6-2

Singles 3
Yuta Hirokawa (Winthrop) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) – 6-0, 6-3

Singles 4
Peter Nagovnak (Winthrop) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 6-1, 6-0

Singles 5
Steven Patrick (Winthrop) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) – 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Singles 6
Corey DeCandia (Winthrop) def. John Peacey (UTC) – 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Singles 7
Marcos Morelli (UTC) def. Chase Altieri (Winthrop) – 6-4, 6-1
Austin Boaz (UTC) def. J.D. O’Brien (Winthrop) – 6-2, 6-2
Michael Chen (Winthrop) def. Andrew Wendel (UTC) – 6-2, 6-2

Doubles 1
Pavels Grigorjevs/Jorge Varon (UTC) def. Comerford/Nagovnak (Winthrop) – 8-6

Doubles 2
Boada/DeCandia (Winthrop) def. Luke Saunders/John Peacey (UTC) – 8-5

Doubles 3
Patrick/Hirokawa (Winthrop) def. Austin Boaz/Andrew Wendel (UTC) – def.
Heffron/Duncan (Wofford) def. Gino Delavalle/Marcos Morelli (UTC) – 8-6


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