McCallie Netters Stop Baylor, 5-2

Claim D-II Middle/East Region

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Prior to today’s McCallie-Baylor tennis match, the last time McCallie had won the D-II Middle/East Region was in 2008 when current senior Luke Orthner was in the sixth grade.

Today, the host Blue Tornado (9-1, 3-0) defeated Baylor, 5-2 and coupled with a 4-3 win against MBA April 10, McCallie wins the Middle/East Region.

Baylor hosts MBA Thursday in a match to determine second and third in the region.


Doubles Point: McCallie won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles team point and then won four of six singles.

McCallie’s Cody Gubin defeated Marko Mandic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 at No.1 singles, while Mandic-Jack Gray (Baylor) defeated Gubin-Turner Voges, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles.

"It was a big lift for our players to win the doubles point heading into singles," said McCallie coach Eric Voges who saw his players win first sets in five of the six singles matches and win three of four singles matches in straight sets.

"This win gives us the region title for the first time since 2008 and I feel to finish first is important for our players."

D-II Region Singles and Doubles: the individual tournament will be held Friday and Saturday with the top five in singles and doubles advancing to the state tournament May 22-23 in Murfreesboro.

 

McCallie 5, Baylor 2

Singles

1 Cody Gubin (McC) def.  Marko Mandic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

2 Turner Voges (McC) def. Jack Gray, 6-2, 6-3

3  Chad Woodham (Bay) def. Luke Orthner, 5-7, 6-0, 10-6

4 Cooper Long (Bay) def. Carter Eaves, 6-3, 6-1

5 Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Alec Kadrie, 6-4, 6-4

6 Conner O’Brien (McC) def. Stewie Austin, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

Marko Mandic-Jack Gray (Bay) def. Cody Gubin-Turner Voges, 8-2

Luke Orthner-Carter Eaves (McC) def. Chad Woodham-Stewie Austin, 8-4

Conner O’Brien-Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Barrett Shock-Cooper Long, 9-8

Records: McCallie (9-1, 3-0)

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


No.13 UTC Prepares for No.9 Jax State

“The Jacksonville State defensive front four is as good or better than Central Michigan’s.”   -- UTC offensive coordinator Jeff Durden. It’s “Whiteout Saturday” at Finley Stadium as Chattanooga hosts its oldest rival in Jacksonville (Ala.) State in a battle of two top 15 nationally ranked FCS teams. Both teams – No.9 Jax ... (click for more)

UTC is No.13 in This Week's Football Poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team moved up a spot in the national polls, despite dropping a tough 20-16 battle at Central Michigan last week.  The Mocs are No. 13 in the Sports Network Top-25 and No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll this week.  The No. 13 national mark ties the highest ranking for UTC in the Russ Huesman era (since ... (click for more)

Greg Beck Asking County Commission Chairmanship; Others Seeking Post Behind The Scenes

Long time County Commissioner Greg Beck is seeking the chairmanship of the Hamilton County Commission, he said. Several other commissioners are working behind the scenes to try to get the top commission post. The job opened up after the unexpected defeat of Commission Chairman Fred Skillern in the August primary election. Larry Henry, who has held the chairmanship several ... (click for more)

1 Dies, 4 Injured In 2-Vehicle Crash At Soddy Daisy

One person has died in a wreck Sunday at Soddy Daisy in which four other people were injured. The wreck happened at 12:35 p.m. when a vehicle traveling north struck another vehicle that was pulling onto the highway. A small red truck was badly damaged in the crash. It happened at 12130 Dayton Pike near Tavern Sports Bar and Grille. One person was airlifted, while the ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)