UTC Tennis Hosts USC-Upstate At New UTC Tennis Center

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team opens the brand new UTC Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) against USC-Upstate.  This match was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was pushed back a day due to weather. 

Sunday's action is a doubleheader with the women's teams, who start their match at 10:00 a.m.  The Mocs men’s team also hosts Carson-Newman later that evening at the Strang-Voges Tennis Center.  First serve against the Eagles is set for 6:30 p.m.
Sunday night on the indoor courts at the McCallie School. 

Chattanooga has won three-straight to improve to 6-4 overall.  Senior Pablo Llebeili has won seven in a row in singles, while freshman Kerim Hyatt is also riding a four-match winning streak.  Junior Niklas Gerdes and freshman Tomas Rodriguez are 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

The Spartans are 1-3 overall, with a 7-0 win over Belmont Abbey on Feb. 2.  They also have a 7-0 loss to Furman on their schedule.

Upstate has taken the only two meetings in the series.  They beat UTC 4-0 on Feb. 28, 2015, in Spartanburg, S.C., and won 6-1 on March 8, 2016, in Chattanooga. 

The Eagles are 1-5 overall, with a (7-0) win over UVa-Wise on Feb. 10 on their resume.  The Mocs have won the previous eight meetings in the series.  The last time these two teams met was a 9-0 UTC win in 1981.

Live scoring links are available for both duals are available on the men’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.   

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