UTC Set To Host Collegiate Clay Court Championships

Thursday, September 12, 2019
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team hosts the second annual Chattanooga Collegiate Clay Court Championships at the Manker Patten Tennis Club this weekend.  Five teams from around the region are participating in the compass draw for singles and doubles.

The Mocs are represented by seniors Niklas Gerdes and Turner Voges, junior Jacob Marshall and sophomore Tomas Rodriguez.  Singles is a 32-man draw, while 16 duos are participating in doubles.

"We are excited to host the 5C's at Manker Patten this weekend," stated UTC head coach Chuck Merzbacher.
"Our goal is to build this event into one of the premier early fall collegiate events in the nation.
 
"The Manker Patten Tennis Club is one of the best tennis clubs in the South. We are honored to be able to bring this event to Chattanooga, and compete at such a historic venue."
 
Other teams in the tournament include Eastern Illinois, ETSU, Memphis, Troy and UAB.  Action begins with doubles at 9:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) on Friday, Sept. 13.  Singles follows with two matches beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Saturday and Sunday's action will also start with doubles at 9:00 a.m.
 

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