Mocs Close Out Fall Play On Final Day Of Southern Miss Invite

Monday, October 26, 2020

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team closed out the 2020 fall season on the final day of competition at the Southern Miss Invite today.  The Mocs competed in three doubles and seven singles matches against MTSU. 

 

UTC took two of the three doubles, led by senior Turner Voges and sophomore Simon Labbe’s 6-4 win over Andreas Kramer and Pavel Motl.

 Sophomore Tomas Rodriguez and freshman Peyton Gatti capped a 3-0 weekend with a 6-2 win over Max Rauch and Sean Presson.

 

“It was another great day for the doubles,” stated UTC head coach Chuck Merzbacher.  “I felt like we have gotten better and better with each match.”

Rodriguez had the lone win in singles play.  He posted his seventh-straight victory with a (6-2, 7-5) victory against Oskar Michalek.

 

“Singles was solid,” added Merzbacher.  “Tomas got a nice win and really the rest of the matches were tough and well played.”

 

The Mocs now turn their attention to the 2021 spring dual schedule.  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com in the coming weeks for specific dates and opponents. 

“I couldn’t be more pleased with our fall season and how we progressed as a team,” said Merzbacher. “We played four back-to-back weekends and these guys got tougher each time out.”

 

USM Invite Sunday Results
Doubles
Turner Voges/Simon Labbe (UTC) def. Andreas Kramer/Pavel Motl (MTSU) – 6-4
Tomas Rodriguez/Peyton Gatti (UTC) def. Max Rauch/Sean Presson – 6-2
Oskar Michalek/Francisco Rocha (MTSU) def. Kerim Hyatt/Jeffrey Dewald (UTC) – 6-4

 

Singles
Tomas Rodriguez (UTC) def. Oskar Michalek (MTSU) – 6-2, 7-5
Pavel Motl (MTSU) def. Kerim Hyatt (UTC) – 6-1, 6-2
Francisco Rocha (MTSU) def. Turner Voges (UTC) – 6-3, 6-1
Max Rauch (MTSU) def. Jeffrey Dewald (UTC) - 6-4, 6-2
Tom Moonen (MTSU) def. Peyton Gatti (UTC) – 6-2, 6-2
Sean Presson (MTSU) def. Simon Labbe (UTC) – 6-3, 6-4
Andreas Kramer (MTSU) def. Kaisei Kuroki (UTC) – 6-2, 6-1


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