- The Chattanooga Mocs men’s tennis team saw the ninth-seeded doubles duo of Tomas Rodriguez and Peyton Gatti advanced to the main Round of 16 after claiming a thrilling 8-7 (6) tiebreak victory over Northern Kentucky’s Santiago Casamayor and Emilien Burnel on the second day of action at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional on Friday.
“The guys battled throughout the day. We had some solid singles wins in the consolation, as all wins are good at the Regionals,” said head coach Chuck Merzbacher.
“Tomas played well in main draw singles with a couple changes in the second set to turn that match around. Peyton and Tomas secured a main draw Round of 16 berth with a great tiebreak win.”
Rodriguez, who was seeded 16th in singles, fell to Memphis’s Oscar Cutting 6-2, 6-4 in the main Round of 64 before his doubles group saw advancement. In the consolation side of the draw, Ryan Mudre, Jacob Marshall, Kerim Hyatt and Jordan McClure all will see action in the C-Round of 32 in singles, while Kaisei Kuroki and McClure will square off in the doubles C-Round of 16.
Rodriguez and Gatti will square off against fifth-seeded Francisco Rocha and Chris Edge of MTSU tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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