UTC Men's Team Drops 5-2 Match To Wofford

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team dropped its Southern Conference match against Wofford today 5-2.  Chattanooga falls to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in the SoCon.

Due to rain, Chattanooga was forced to move the site of the match to the Baylor School indoor tennis facility.

The Mocs were unable to capture the doubles point but showed signs of life coming back to only lose by a small margin.

“It was a great match,” head coach Carlos Garcia said. “I’m proud of how our guys fought back.”

Unfortunately, the Mocs were unable to get enough traction to put them over the top in singles competition.

Sophomores Gino Delavalle and Luke Saunders were able to find the strength to overcome their opponents and walk away with two points for Chattanooga.  This win for Gino Delavalle marks his fifth straight victory, overcoming his Wofford opponent 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

“I studied the lineups and I felt like those were good matchups for us,” Garcia said.

Chattanooga closes out the weekend against Furman tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at the UTC Tennis Courts.  A link for live scoring is available on the men’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

Chattanooga 2, Davidson 5
Mar 23, 2014 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor)
Doubles competition
1. Rob Galloway/Haris Poric (Wofford) def. Jorge Varon/John Peacey (UTC) 8-4
2. Walker Heffron/Parks Thompson (Wofford) def. Luke Saunders/Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 8-7 (4)
3. David Sklar/Jackson Keith (Wofford) def. Austin Boaz/Derrick Brown (UTC) 8-6

Singles Competition
1. Rob Galloway (Wofford) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 0-6, 6-2, 3-6
2. Haris Poric (Wofford) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Walker Heffron (Wofford) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Jackson Keith (Wofford) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
5. Parks Thompson (Wofford) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) 6-3, 6-4
6. Graham Duncan (Wofford) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) 6-7, 1-6


PHOTOS: East Hamilton Girls, CCS Boys Post MLK Wins

UTC Women Host Two SoCon Hoops Games

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team will host Western Carolina and UNCG this week in Southern Conference action. The Mocs have won 11 consecutive SoCon regular season games and 44 straight home court matchups against the league.   Chattanooga is 9-8 overall and leads the league with a 3-0 mark with wins over Samford, Mercer and ETSU. The Mocs ... (click for more)

Walker Charged With Sunday Night Murder Of Girlfriend In LaFayette

A 29-year-old Walker County man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, also 29. Sheriff Steve Wilson said David Ryan Walker was charged in the slaying of Candace Ann Hankins. He said she was killed inside a house on Wheeler Road in LaFayette and her body was found in woods behind the house. The sheriff said Walker called relatives to express remorse about the killing. ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Else $3 Can Mean

Orchard Knob Middle School, located on North Highland Park Avenue in Chattanooga, led every other secondary school in the state of Tennessee last year with 6.8 percent of its students expelled. So as people are working feverishly to keep the school from being taken over by the state’s Department of Education, allow me to pose a question. Last Friday during the last period of ... (click for more)