UTC's Nurik, Barroetavena Named SoCon Tennis Players Of The Week

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chattanooga senior Jenna Nurik has been named the Southern Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played through February 10, the league office announced Tuesday. Nurik is 5-0 in singles and has helped the Lady Mocs start the year 5-0 for the first time since 1991.

UTC has won in decisive fashion this spring, posting four straight shutout victories for the first time in school history.

Competing at No. 1 singles, Nurik has won each of her matches in straight sets. The Roswell, Ga., native scored a (6-2, 6-4) victory over Middle Tennessee's Yuiri Nomoto to help the Chattanooga snap a 13-match losing streak to MTSU and give UTC its first victory in the series since 1999.

After defeating Lipscomb's Deahna Welcher (6-2, 6-0), Nurik cruised past Austin Peay's Alison Carre (6-3, 6-2) Friday.

Nurik and teammate Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) are 4-1 for the Lady Mocs at No. 2 doubles. Following a loss to MTSU, Nurik and Chadwell responded with wins over Lipscomb's Welcher and Jenny Brock (8-6) and Austin Peay's Carre and Vanessa Tavares (8-0).

The Lady Mocs are back on the court on Saturday, Feb. 16, when they host Lee University at the Champions Club. First serve is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) and this is a double-header with the men's teams. A link for live scoring is available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Barroetavena Named SoCon Player of the Week

Chattanooga's Manuel Barroetavena is the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played through February 10 the league office announced today. Barroetavena opened the year with seven straight singles wins, leading the Mocs to a 5-2 start.

A native of Buenos Aries, Argentina, Barroetavena started with four consecutive wins at the No. 3 singles position. He posted straight-set wins over Paul Schuette of Georgia Tech and Artem Tarasov of Tennessee Tech before pulling out a three-set victory (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) over Belmont's Fernando Mussolini.

Barroetavena moved up to the top singles spot against North Alabama and topped UNA's Matt Feury, 6-0, 6-3. The senior picked up two wins at No. 2 singles over the weekend with victories over Austin Peay's Jasmin Ademovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and Murray State's Tyler Jeffers (6-1, 6-2).

The Steve Baras Memorial Scholarship recipient has either clinched the match point for the Mocs, or been the first to finish a singles match in each of UTC's seven matches.

Barroetavana has paired with fellow senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) in doubles play. The duo has opened the year 4-1, including a 3-0 mark at No. 2 doubles.

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.

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