McCallie Netters Top MBA, 4-3

First McCallie Win vs, MBA since 2009

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

McCallie won four of six singles matches and rallied to defeat host MBA, 4-3, Thursday in a D-II East-Middle Region tennis match in Nashville.

MBA won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point before McCallie won four singles matches for the victory.

McCallie's Cody Gubin, Turner Voges and Luke Orthner captured wins at Nos.1-3, plus Taylor Burgan at No. 5.

The deciding match was at No.1 as Gubin rallied to edge Kalyan Chadalavada, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2. Gubin was down 0-2 in the third before winning the final six games.

First Win in Five Years: This is the first win against MBA since 2009 as the Blue Tornado improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in region play.

McCallie 4, MBA 3 
Singles:
Cody Gubin (McC) def. Kalyan Chadalavada, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
Turner Voges (McC) def. Fred Harwell, 6-4, 6-3
Luke Orthner (McC) def. George Harwell, 6-2, 6-4
Tarun Mallipeddi (MBA) def. Carter Eaves, 7-6, 6-1
Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Wilson Vaughn, 6-3, 6-4
Ben Ramon (MBA) def. Conner O'Brien, 6-4 7-5

Doubles:
Chadalavada-G.Harwell (MBA) def Gubin-Voges, 8-5
F. Harwell-Mallipeddi (MBA) def Orthner-Eaves, 8-6
Burgan-O'Brien (McC) def Vaugh-Wren McFadden

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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