Moc Tennis Team Earns Five Wins In Steve Baras Fall Classic

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team had a pair of singles wins and three doubles victories in back draw action at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic today.  The Mocs will compete in five consolation finals in tomorrow’s last day of play at the Champions Club.

Junior Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) scored a three-set win over Tennessee Tech’s Alex Arovin (3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)) in the No. 1 consolation semifinals.  He will take on ETSU’s Sebastian Yllera in tomorrow’s consolation finals.

Sophomore Luke Saunders (Halifax, Nova Scotia) also scored a win in the consolation No. 3 bracket.  He defeated ETSU’s Paul Lozardo (6-0, 6-0).  He will face ETSU’s No. 2 seed Humberto Setter in Sunday’s consolation finals. 

After getting shutout in doubles on the first day, the Mocs rebounded with three wins today.  Grigorjevs and senior Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) defeated Samford’s Trey Carter and Elliot Barnwell (8-7 (4)) in the No. 1 backdraw. 

Saunders and sophomore John Peacey (Emerald, Australia) had a consolation win in the No. 2 bracket while freshmen Austin Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Marcos Morelli (Pilar, Argentina) won their match in the No. 4 backdraw. 

All of today’s winners will compete in consolation finals tomorrow at the Champions Club.  Action begins at 8:00 a.m. (E.D.T.).  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results and updated draws. 

Singles 1 Consolation
Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Alex Arovin (TTU) – 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
Sebastian Yllera (ETSU) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) – 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7)

Singles 2
Daniel Hernandez (Lip) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) – 6-4, 6-2

Singles 2 Consolation
Connor Huertas (ETSU) def. Marcos Morelli (UTC) – 6-1, 6-3

Singles 3 Consolation
Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Paul Lozardo (ETSU) – 6-0, 6-0

Singles 4
Trey Carter (Samford) def. Gino Delavalle (UTC) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Singles 4 Consolation
Connor Knox (ETSU) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 6-3, 6-3

Doubles 1 Consolation
Pavels Grigorjevs/Jorge Varon (UTC) def. Elliot Barnwell/Trey Carter (Samford) – 8-7 (4)

Doubles 2 Consolation
John Peacey/Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Colton Norton/Sunay Bhat (Tenn) – 8-6

Doubles 3 Consolation
Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (Lee) def. Drew Wendel/Derrick Brown (UTC) – 8-2

Doubles 4 Consolation
Austin Boaz/Marcos Morelli (UTC) def. Cedric Dujacquier/Henrik Claesson (Bel) - 8-1


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