Mocs Tennis Teams On the Road

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team is on the road for two Southern Conference matches this weekend.  The Mocs travel to Furman on Saturday, March 24, followed by Sunday action at Wofford. 

Match time against the Paladins is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  UTC then faces the Terriers on March 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C.

Links for live scoring of both matches are available on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

"Furman is one of the top teams in the SoCon and they are having a very good year," stated UTC head coach Chuck Merzbacher. "Wofford is also very solid top to bottom. We look forward to the challenge.

"We have added a few wrinkles to our doubles teams and have had a good week of practice. This is certainly a tough weekend on the road but the team is ready for it."

Furman enters the weekend with a 12-4 overall record after beating USC Upstate, 5-2, on March 14 to extend its winning streak to three matches. The Paladins host ETSU on Friday before the match with the Mocs.

The Mocs are 11-36 all-time against Furman and trying to snap a 15-match slide in the series.  UTC's last win against Furman was a 4-3 win on April 22, 2005, in the SoCon Tournament in Charleston, S.C.  The Mocs have not won at Furman since 1999.

Wofford brings an 8-4 mark into the weekend, but the Terries have lost two in a row.  They fell to Mercer (5-2) in their SoCon opener last weekend in Macon, Ga.

Chattanooga has a 15-9 advantage in the all-time series against Wofford.  The Terries have won four-straight, including last year's 6-1 win in Chattanooga on April 2.

The  women's tennis team has two road matches on the schedule this weekend.  The Mocs travel to Samford for a Southern Conference dual on Saturday, March 24, followed a Sunday match at Alabama State.

The Mocs take on the Bulldogs at Noon on Saturday at the Samford Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala.  The dual against the Hornets is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) on Sunday, March 25, at 1:00 p.m. at the Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala.

Samford enters the week with a record of 6-7 and will open its SoCon schedule on Thursday against Mercer.  The Bulldogs are coming off a 5-2 loss at College of Charleston last Thursday. Samford is 6-2 in home matches so far this season.

"Samford is one of those matches we train for all year," stated UTC head coach Chad Camper.  "When the players get the season's schedule they look to find Samford's date. They are a well-coached program and it will take all we have to get the win."

The Mocs are 13-16 all-time against the Bulldogs.  Samford has won the last two meetings and five of the last six. 

Alabama State is 9-5 overall, including five wins in a row.  The Hornets host Alabama A&M on Saturday, before the Mocs visit on Sunday.  These two teams have met each of the last three years, with the Mocs winning all three matches. 



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