Mocs Tennis Falls To Appalachian State 4-3

Sunday, April 6, 2014

For the second straight match, the Mocs had a comeback fall short in a 4-3 loss in Southern Conference action.  Sunday, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team fell at Appalachian State, dropping their record to 6-12 overall and 1-7 in SoCon action. 

UTC was swept in doubles and fell behind 2-0 after freshman Austin Boaz was blanked (6-0, 6-0) by Jack Maddocks at No. 5.  Sophomore Gino Delavalle scored a point at No. 4 when his opponent withdrew.

The Mountaineers extended their lead to 3-1 after Oliver Casey scored a (6-2, 6-4) win over senior Jorge Varon at No. 2.  The Mocs closed the gap once more following junior Pavels Grigorjevs (6-3, 6-4) win over Sebastian King at No. 1. 

It was the third win in a row in the top spot for Grigorjevs.  His is now 5-4 at No. 1 this spring and has 11 singles wins overall. 

Chattanooga could not get the equalizing point.  Jan Willem Kleynhans closed out the match with a (6-4, 6-4) win over freshman Derrick Brown at No. 6. 

The most exciting match of the afternoon was still on the court at No. 3 when action was called.  Sophomore Luke Saunders defeated Zach Bost in straight sets, but needed tiebreakers in both frames for the win. 

The Mocs welcome Samford on Wednesday, April 9, for Senior Day at the UTC Tennis Courts.  This will be the final regular season home match for Varon, Chattanooga’s lone senior.  UTC hosts the Southern Conference Tournament at the Champions Club the following week.  Links for live scoring for all of the action is available on the men’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

Appalachian State 4, Chattanooga 3
Apr 06, 2014 at Boone, N.C. (Appalachian Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Zach Bost/Sebastien King (APP) def. Jorge Varon/Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 8-6
2. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) def. Luke Saunders/Gino Delavalle (UTC) 8-3
3. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) def. Austin Boaz/Derrick Brown (UTC) 8-4

Singles competition
1. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-2, 6-4
2. Oliver Casey (APP) def. Jorge Varon (UTC) 6-2, 6-4
3. Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Zach Bost (APP) 7-6, 7-6
4. Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Daniel Hoang (APP), by default
5. Jack Maddocks (APP) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Derrick Brown (UTC) 6-4, 6-4

Match Notes
Chattanooga 6-12, 1-7 SoCon
Appalachian State 8-11, 5-2 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,4,2,1,6,3)


Carly Morrow Moss Enters GPS Sports Hall of Fame

An all-state performer in soccer, basketball and track and field at GPS, Cary Morrow Moss (’07) was inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame Saturday. Moss was also member of the state championship 4x800 relay in 2007. She lettered four years in basketball at the University of Kentucky and was a part of two NCAA tournament teams, one of which reached the Elite ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Vols Still Unsettled At Quarterback

Even though the quarterback situation at Tennessee is still a bit unsettled after spring practice, it's unsettled in a -good-way. Junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano will enter pre-season camp this summer after impressive performances in  Saturday's  rain shortened Orange and White game in Knoxville. Dormady was a perfect 10-10 in passing ... (click for more)

2 Shot On W. 37th Street Early Monday Morning

Theresa Farris  Greene , 35, and  Corey Thompson, 31, were shot early Monday morning. Chattanooga Police were called at 1:15 a.m. to a person shot on the 1000 block of West 37th St. Upon arrival, police located two victims who were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital with non-life threatening ... (click for more)

Angela Faye Shepherd, 50, Arrested In Stabbing On Glass Street

Angela Faye Shepherd (formerly Parker), 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after stabbing another female. Chattanooga Police responded to 2302 Glass Street at 12:15 a.m. to an assault. The victim, Dionne Parker, and Ms. Shepherd were both patrons of the Pay-Pay Lounge. Ms. Shepherd was formerly married to the current husband of Ms. Parker.   The victim advised that ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Genius Comes This Way

They claim that about 50 years ago there was this special night at the Tivoli Theater. The “Jewel of the South” had been sold out for weeks and about 45 minutes before Louis Armstrong, or whoever, was to appear, incomparable John Robere had pulled out all the stops on “The Mighty Wurlitzer” and the excitement was keen. This tuxedoed dandy – he was even wearing spats – escorted his ... (click for more)