Tennis Mocs top Tennessee Tech

Tennis Mocs top Tennessee Tech

January 23rd, 2012 by Staff Report in Sportlocal

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team evened its 2012 record at 1-1 with a 6-1 win Sunday at the Racquet Club against Tennessee Tech. The Mocs won three three-set singles matches and had one tiebreaker victory in each of their other two singles wins. Roberto Vieira, Chris Smith, Ankit Chopra, Jackson Tresnan and Pavels Grigorjevs swept Nos. 1-5 singles for UTC, and Chopra with Stephen Crofford won in doubles along with the duo of Tresnan and Grigorjevs. Chopra was down 5-2 in the third set and won it 7-5 to clinch the team triumph. "We have matured a lot during the offseason. It was nice to see us display that maturity on the court today," coach Carlos Garcia said. "We closed out a lot of close matches and had guys come back from big deficits.

Basketball

• One night after pulling off its first victory over Trinity University in eight years, the Sewanee men's basketball team defeated Southwestern 61-55 on Saturday, reaching double-digit wins for the first time in over a decade. It was the 10-6 Tigers' fifth home win in a row. They are 5-4 in the SCAC. Robert Veal had 14 points and eight rebounds and Tyler Brown added 13 rebounds with 12 points for Sewanee.

• Tennessee Wesleyan split an AAC basketball doubleheader Saturday at Reinhardt. The TWC women (13-6, 7-2) won 65-46 as Leah Frazier, Cody Houck and Heather Gibson scored 12, 11 and 10 points, Houck with eight rebounds, but the Bulldogs (12-9, 6-2) lost 76-69 despite 19 points from Quincy Scates, 16 points and 14 rebounds from Matt Harper and 15 points from Desmond Crisp. The Lady Bulldogs host Tennessee Temple this evening.

• The Tennessee Temple men's basketball team won 57-54 at Macon State on Saturday and will be home against Lee University on Tuesday.

• Georgia Northwestern's Bobcats host the Clayton State junior varsity Tuesday night at the Rossville Athletic Complex. On Friday the Bobcats won 83-78 at Johnson University with Dade County's Ben Patton setting GNTC records with nine 3-point baskets and 27 points in a half. He totaled 33 with 9-of-11 success on 3s, and Matt Woods tied a Bobcats record with five steals.

Fishing

• The UTC duo of Robby Crosslin and James Childers finished 14th out of 42 teams in the National Guard FLW College Fishing season-opening bass tournament Saturday on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. They weighed a limit of five fish totaling 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Indian River State College won with 15-7, and Auburn was second with 12-15. Middle Tennessee State's Andrew Agee and Matt Allen were sixth with 11-4, and Tennessee Tech's Ryan Harpe and Chris Thomas were ninth with 9-10.