The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team closed out the 2020 UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic in impressive fashion today. The Mocs took four of five doubles and six of 10 singles in tournament play at the UTC Tennis Center.
Senior Turner Voges and sophomore Simon Labbe opened the final day of play with a quick 6-0 sweep of Antonio Selma and Francisco Erramuspe. It was the ESPN+ featured match and the seventh-straight win for the UTC doubles pair.
Sophomore Kerim Hyatt and freshman Jeffrey Dewald also posted a 6-0 win, while sophomore Tomas Rodriguez and freshman Peyton Gatti downed Amer Bedwan and Manuel Bernard 6-4. Junior Kaisei Kuroki and freshman Jordan McClure won the other doubles match, 6-4 over Jorge Paytos and Andy Romero.
Kuroki had a great day overall, scoring his first singles win of the year. He defeated Poyatos (6-4, 6-1).
Hyatt won his third, three-set match. After dropping his first set 6-1, he dominated the rest of the way to win in a super-tiebreaker [1-6, 6-0, 1-0 (6)].
Rodriguez finished the weekend 3-0 after his (6-2, 6-2) win over Bernard. Rodriguez did not lose more than six games in a match this weekend. Voges also went 3-0 in singles, thanks to a three-set win over Erramuspe [4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)] today.
Dewald and junior Jacob Marshall had the other two singles wins. Dewald defeated Selma (7-5, 6-2), while Marshall posted a (6-1, 6-1) win over Joaquin Bianchi.
For the weekend, Chattanooga won 29 of the 45 overall matches. The Mocs were 11-4 in doubles play and 18-12 in singles action against the Trojans.
Up next for the Mocs is the final tournament of fall play next weekend. UTC travels to the Southern Miss Invite on Oct.
23-25 in Hattiesburg, Miss. Check back to GoMocs.com during the week for a full preview.
UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic Day 2 Results
Kerim Hyatt (Chattanooga) def. Vito Llinares (Troy) 1-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6)
Tomas Rodriguez (Chattanooga) def. Manuel Bernard (Troy) 6-2, 6-2
Turner Voges (Chattanooga) def. Francisco Erramuspe (Troy) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
Nicolas Rodriguez (Troy) def. Quinten Nevenhoven (Chattanooga) 6-0, 6-4
Kaisei Kuroki (Chattanooga) def. Jorge Poyatos (Troy) 6-4, 6-1
Andy Romero (Troy) def. Bo Nash (Chattanooga) 6-2, 6-3
Jeffrey Dewald (Chattanooga) def. Antonio Selma (Troy) 7-5, 6-2
Amer Bedwan (Troy) def. Peyton Gatti (Chattanooga) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Christopher Tasker (Troy) def. Jordan McClure (Chattanooga) 6-0, 7-5
Jacob Marshall (Chattanooga) def. Joaquin Bianchi (Troy) 6-1, 6-1
Turner Voges/Simon Labbe (UTC) def. Antonio Selma/Francisco Erramuspe (Troy) 6-0
Peyton Gatti/Tomas Rodriguez (UTC) def. Amer Bedwan/Manuel Bernard (Troy) 6-4
Jeffrey Dewald/Kerim Hyatt (UTC) def. Christopher Tasker/Vito Llinares (Troy) 6-0
Nicolas Rodriguez/Joaquin Bianchi (Troy) def. Jacob Marshall/Quinten Nevenhoven (UTC) 6-4
Jordan McClure/Kaisei Kuroki (UTC) def. Jorge Poyatos/Andy Romero (Troy) 6-4