Mocs Drop Season Opener at MTSU

(GOMOCS.COM) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team dropped its season opener at Middle Tennessee today.  The Mocs scored a win at No. 1 doubles, but lost the match 7-0.

UTC opened with a nice victory in doubles.  Senior John Peacey and freshman Pablo Llebeili shut out MTSU’s Dima Zyhmantovich and Gonzalo Morell 6-0 at the top spot.

That is the only match the Mocs would win today, as the Blue Raiders took the doubles point and the six singles matches. Junior Lucas Plesky fought hard at No. 1 before falling to Zyhmantovich (6-4, 7-6). 

UTC opens its home season next weekend at the Racquet Club.  The Mocs host Tennessee Wesleyan at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on Saturday, Jan. 23.  Check the men’s tennis schedule on for a link to live scoring.    

Middle Tennessee 7, Chattanooga 0
1/16/2016 at Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Adams Tennis Complex)
Doubles competition

1. John Peacey/Pablo Llebeili (UTC) def. Dima Zyhmantovich/Gonzalo Morell (MT) 6-0
2. Miguel Negre/Gian Issa (MT) def. Nick Wingord/Lucas Plesky (UTC) 6-1
3. Ayed Zatar Cordero/Robin Riethmueller (MT) def. Luke Saunders/Michael Birnbaum (UTC) 6-1

Singles competition
1. Dima Zyhmantovich (MT) def. Lucas Plesky (UTC) 6-4, 7-6
2. Gonzalo Morell (MT) def. John Peacey (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Robin Riethmueller (MT) def. Nick Wingord (UTC) 6-4, 6-0
4. Gian Issa (MT) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) 7-5, 6-4
5. Miguel Negre (MT) def. Pablo Llebeili (UTC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Ayed Zatar Cordero (MT) def. Paul LaHue (UTC) 6-1, 6-2

Match Notes
Chattanooga 0-1
Middle Tennessee 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,5,3,2,4,1)


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