The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team scored its third-straight win with a 6-1 victory at Austin Peay today. UTC improved to 3-5 overall, while the Governors dropped to 0-6.
“This was a solid road win after a strenuous weekend,” stated UTC head coach Chuck Merzbacher. “Everyone rolled up their sleeves and got to work. I thought in some spots Austin Peay really played tough, but we hung in there. It was definitely a well-needed match before we open up SoCon play on Sunday.”
UTC swept all three doubles matches, beginning with junior Tomas Rodriguez and freshman Peyton Gatti’s 6-2 win over Anton Damberg and Frederi Schlossman at No. 1. Senior Turner Voges and sophomore Simon Labbe (UTC) followed with a 6-4 win over Oliver Andersson and Jacob Lorino at No. 2. Sophomore Kerim Hyatt and freshman Jeffrey Dewald closed out doubles with a 7-6 (3) win at No. 3 over Christian Edison and Gabriel Nolasco Pozo.
Labbe was first off in singles with a (6-1, 6-0) win over Lorino at No. 5. Rodriguez won his fourth in a row with a (6-0, 6-2) win over Edison at No. 1. Gatti clinched the win with his third victory in a row, a (6-1, 6-2) win over Nolasco Pozo at No. 2.
APSU got on the board with a win at No. 2, but Hyatt responded with his fourth-straight win at No. 3. He defeated Anderson (6-2, 6-4). Dewald closed out the day with the only three-set match. He defeated Damberg [5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (9)].
Up next for the Mocs is a trip to Charleston, S.C., to take on The Citadel on Sunday, March 14. Match time is set for 10:00 a.m. (E.D.T.).
Chattanooga 6, Austin Peay 1
3/9/2021 at Clarksville, Tenn. (Governors Tennis Courts)
1. Tomas Rodriguez/Peyton Gatti (UTC) def. DAMBERG, Anton/SCHLOSSMANN, Frederi (APSU) 6-2
2. Turner Voges/Simon Labbe (UTC) def. ANDERSSON, Oliver/LORINO, Jacob (APSU) 6-4
3. Kerim Hyatt/Jeffrey Dewald (UTC) def. EDISON, Christian/NOLASCO POZO, Gabrie (APSU) 7-6 (7-3)
1. Tomas Rodriguez (UTC) def. EDISON, Christian (APSU) 6-0, 6-2
2. SCHLOSSMANN, Frederi (APSU) def. Turner Voges (UTC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Kerim Hyatt (UTC) def. ANDERSSON, Oliver (APSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Jeffrey Dewald (UTC) def. DAMBERG, Anton (APSU) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Simon Labbe (UTC) def. LORINO, Jacob (APSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Peyton Gatti (UTC) def. NOLASCO POZO, Gabrie (APSU) 6-1, 6-2