UTC Men's Tennis Team Travels To UNC Wilmington

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team opens its 2013 fall schedule with a trip to UNC Wilmington’s Invitational this weekend.  The Mocs are one of six teams competing at the event at Empie Park in Wilmington, N.C. 

Head Coach Carlos Garcia has six individuals making the trip, led by returners Pavels Grigorjevs, John Peacey and Luke Saunders.  Grigorjevs is back for his junior season after posting an 8-13 record in 2012-13.  The Riga, Latvia, native was 6-2 in doubles play, including a 5-1 mark last fall. 

Saunders (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Peacey (Emerald, Australia) are both sophomores.  Saunders went 4-3 in singles last spring while Peacey had a 1-4 singles record. 

ETSU transfer Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) is a newcomer to UTC but has the most collegiate experience on the team.  He spent the previous three seasons in the middle of the lineup for the Buccaneers.  He transferred to UTC this fall for his final season of eligibility and will be on the court this weekend. 

Freshmen Marcos Morelli (Pilar, Argentina) and Derrick Brown (Marietta, Ga.) will also make their collegiate debuts this week.  Morelli was one of the top junior players in Argentina while Brown was a member of The Walker School’s state championship team in Marietta, Ga.

Varon and Morelli will team up in doubles play, along with Saunders-Peacy and Grigorjevs-Brown.  Along with host UNCW, the field also includes VCU, Liberty, ECU and New Mexico.


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