UTC Men's Tennis Earns Conference Win Over Citadel

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team won its first conference match of the season against The Citadel at the Champions Club this afternoon.  After losing the doubles point the men’s tennis team flipped the switch and took five straight in singles for the 5-2 victory. 

“Any SoCon win in any of our sports at Chattanooga is an awesome feeling, and our guys deserved it today,” head coach Carlos Garcia said.

UTC was unable to win in doubles, dropping two of its three matches.  The doubles team of Pavels Grigorjevs and Gino Delavalle defeated their opponents at No.2 but were alone in that triumph.

Chattanooga turned up the heat for singles competition winning the first five matches off the court.  Sophomore John Peacey stuck first with a (6-3, 6-1) win at No. 5, evening the playing field and tying the match at 1-1.

Sophomores Luke Saunders and Gino Delavalle and freshman Derrick Brown followed right behind, winning their singles matches and earning the victory for Chattanooga.

Chattanooga is back at it tomorrow on the UTC Tennis Courts against Alabama State.  First serve is set for Noon and a link for live scoring is available on the men’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga 5, The Citadel 2
Mar 8, 2014 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Champions Club)
Doubles competition
1. Elliott Sperr/Dillon Berkabile (CIT) def. Jorge Varon/John Peacey (UTC) 8-3
2. Pavels Grigorjevs/Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Peter Bleach/Jackson Pride (CIT) 8-6
3. Oliver Dedding/Connor Grady (CIT) def. Austin Boaz/Derrick Brown (UTC) 8-6

Singles Competition
1. Elliott Sperr (CIT) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 7-5 (1), 6-1
2. Jorge Varon (UTC) def. Dillon Berkabile (CIT) 6-1, 6-4
3. Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Peter Bleach (CIT) 6-3, 6-0
4. Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Jackson Pride (CIT) 6-2, 6-0
5. John Peacey (UTC) def. Oliver Dedding (CIT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Derrick Brown (UTC) def. Connor Grady (CIT) 6-3, 6-3

Biggest Crowd Ever At Boyd's Speedway On Tuesday Night

In what can only be described as the biggest crowd ever at Boyd's Speedway, the Schaeffer’s Oil: Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage was a huge success Tuesday night with NASCAR drivers Ty & Austin Dillon. With over 90 racecars, four divisions of competition and a packed general admssion grand stand area, racers from 9-states and 1-country (Australia) the ... (click for more)

Blakely Takes Choo-Choo Golf Lead

Former Ooltewah High and Birmingham-Southern College standout Nick Blakely took the lead Tuesday in the Choo-Choo Invitational at Council Fire. Blakely shot 4-under 68 Tuesday and heads into Wednesday's final round with a two-shot lead over Matthew Mahle and Ben Wolcott. Chattanooga's Neil Spitalny leads the senior division after shooting 70 Tuesday. He stands at 3-under 141 ... (click for more)

City Council Presents Potential Ordinance To Address Noise Level Downtown

Members of the Chattanooga City Council presented a potential ordinance to address concerns about the noise level downtown. If passed, the ordinance will put limits on both dB(A) and dB(C) levels of sound. It was noted, "When we compare our dB level, it is clear that Chattanooga is lower than Nashville and Knoxville." However, this comparison only takes dB(A) levels into consideration. ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Ohls Avenue While Working In His Yard

A Chattanooga man was shot Tuesday evening, while working in his yard. At approximately 8:55 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 4217 Ohls Ave. for a shooting. Officers located 34-year-old Daniel Marlowe suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hip.  Mr. Marlowe stated to investigators that while he was working in his yard, three black males approached him and ... (click for more)

Thankful For Senators Alexander And Corker's Support Of The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Fleet - And Response (2)

America’s national security at home and abroad is important to all of us.  So it is very important to recognize and thank our leaders when they show strong support for our military. That’s why I am writing to thank Senators Alexander and Corker for their continued commitment to our great state, our nation, and especially to our military.  Their support ensures that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scottsboro’s Pat Trammell

I got a warm feeling Tuesday when it was announced Pat Trammell will be among those in the inaugural class of the Jackson County (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame. When the august group is enshrined at Scottsboro’s Goose Pond Civic Center on Nov. 1, most folks won’t even know who Pat Trammell was but I knew all about him in my very first year as a fledgling sports writer back in 1967 and, ... (click for more)