Mocs Host Wofford & Davidson This Weekend
Junior Ankit Chopra
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team hosts a pair of Southern Conference opponents this weekend.  UTC welcomes Wofford to the UTC Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 31, and Davidson to the Baylor Courts on Sunday, April 1.  

Both matches are set for 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) and admission is free.  Links for live scoring are available on the men's tennis schedule page on

Wofford has won three straight to improve to 4-8 overall and 3-2 in SoCon action.  The Terriers defeated the Mocs 6-1 in last year's match up.  Wofford has won three in a row in the series with the Mocs' last win coming in 2008. 

Davidson is currently 6-10 overall and 2-4 in the SoCon.  The Wildcats are coming off a four-match homestand, having lost their last two.  Chattanooga defeated Davidson 4-3 in last year's meeting. 

The Mocs have a 12-5 overall record and is 3-3 in the SoCon.  One win this weekend will push UTC past the 2008 mark of 12-10 and give the Mocs their most victories since going 17-7 in 2007.  Another win will also be the most for UTC in SoCon action since finishing with a 5-4 record in 2007.    

Junior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is leading the way with a 17-6 singles record.  He has won 10-straight and is 6-0 in SoCon matches.  He moved up to No. 2 last week where he went 3-0. 

Junior Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) is a two-time All-SoCon performer who has been battling a nagging foot injury over the last three weeks.  He did not make the trip to Charleston last weekend, but is expected to be back in the lineup against Wofford and Davidson.  He is 11-10 in singles and 7-6 at No. 1. 

Junior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) has a 12-5 singles record, all in spring action.  He is 8-2 at the No. 5 position.  Freshman Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) is 9-1 in his last 10 matches and has a 5-1 record against conference opponents.  He is 7-2 at No. 6. 

Junior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) moved up to No. 1 last week in place of Vieira and went 1-2.  He has an 8-3 record in his usual spot at No. 2.  Junior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) is 12-13 overall and 6-6 at No. 3. 

The doubles lineup will change with Vieira back on the court, but Barroetavena and Tresnan have won four of five matches at No. 2.  Juniors Sam Parfitt (Norwich, England) and Stephen Crofford (Franklin, Tenn.) are also seeing recent action in the doubles lineup.

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