UTC's Garcia Announces Spring Tennis Schedule

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis head coach Carlos Garcia announced the Mocs 2014 Spring schedule today.  UTC hosts 12 of the 19 dual matches on the slate, plus the Southern Conference Championships in April. 

The season’s first serve is set for Jan. 18 at Middle Tennessee.  The home schedule begins on Jan. 25 against Tennessee Tech at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at the Hixson Racquet Club.  UTC has home non-conference matches against Belmont (Feb. 7), Murray State (Feb. 9), North Alabama (Feb. 22), Lee (Feb. 26) and Alabama State (March 9).

Other non-conference road matches include trips to Memphis (Jan. 31), Austin Peay (Feb. 1) and Jacksonville State (Feb. 21)

SoCon action starts on March 1 at Elon, followed by a March 2 match at UNCG.  UTC’s league home schedule begins March 8 at home against The Citadel. 

The match against the Bulldogs is the first of six in a row on the UTC Tennis Courts.  Other SoCon matches in that run include, Davidson (March 23), Wofford (March 29), Furman (March 30) and  Georgia Southern (April 4)

Chattanooga’s last road match in SoCon play is at Appalachian State on April 6.  The Mocs follow that with a home contest against Samford on April 9, before hosting the SoCon Championships at the Champions Club on April 16-19. 

Chattanooga is coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2007 and 2008.  UTC was 12-9 last spring with a 6-4 league tally, the first winning season in SoCon play since 2007.


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