Tennis player Luke Saunders learns from previous leaders


By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn. - Chattanooga tennis player Luke Saunders, sophomore, Nova Scotia, Canada, enjoyed playing a variety of sports while growing up in Canada. “As a kid, I had a lot of energy, and to get rid of it my mom urged me to play tennis on a court near my house,” Saunders said. […]

Men’s tennis continues their up, down season

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Luke Saunders, Halifax, Nova Scotia, prepares to serve the ball.

By Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn., The men’s tennis team continues their up and down year, finding themselves in a three game skid right after a three game win streak. “Once we got back into our conference, the level of our teams picked up,” head coach Carlos Garcia said. “The rivalries got back into play which we […]

UTC tennis player Pavels Grigorjevs adjusts to new role

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Junior Pavels Grigorjevs, Riga, Latvia, attempts a forehand smash in a home match for UTC.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., - Riga, Latvia native and UTC junior Pavels Grigorjevs has not had the easiest adjustment from Europe to the UTC tennis team, but his future is constantly looking brighter and brighter. “I always knew he had the talent in him,” head coach Carlos Garcia said.” “It would just take him getting […]

Men’s tennis shuts out Murray State, preps for home SoCon matches

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s tennis team continued to improve this year by shutting out Murray State 6-0 on March 13, at the UTC tennis courts. The Mocs battled cold weather conditions to come away with the win. UTC started off with the momentum behind the opening match of […]

Youth of men’s tennis team suggests success is inevitable

Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Six out of the eight members of the Mocs’ tennis team are freshmen and sophomores.  Over the next two years, these six underclassmen will become the veterans and leaders of the team. Sophomore Luke Saunders, Halifax, Nova Scotia, said, “When me, Gino (sophomore, Rosario, Argentina), and John (sophomore, Emerald, Australia) […]

Men’s tennis grabs back-to-back wins

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn. —— The men’s tennis team knocked off The Citadel for their first SoCon win of the season. Chattanooga took five straight in singles after giving up the doubles point, and walked away with the 5-2 win. UTC struggled in doubles, dropping two of three matches.  The doubles team of junior […]

Men’s tennis falls to Belmont and women’s tennis splits matches

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Sophomore Kayla Jones, Memphis, scored a win in her doubles match over Murray State.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. - Men’s tennis fell to Belmont, 4-0, while the  women fell to Memphis, 4-0, but rallied back to win against Murray State, 4-2. Both teams were scheduled to play two games over the weekend. The men’s team was forced to reschedule with Murray State due to weather conditions. “Belmont was a […]

Men’s tennis team drops road matches against Memphis, Austin Peay

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — After defeating Tennessee Tech at home on Jan. 25, the UTC men’s tennis team took consecutive losses on a road trip to in-state foes the University of Memphis and Austin Peay. Chattanooga faced No. 18 Memphis Jan. 31, and the Mocs took a 7-0 defeat. The Tigers jumped on UTC […]

Men’s Tennis defeats TTU

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The men’s tennis team evened their record at 1-1 when they defeated Tennessee Tech 4-2 on Jan. 25. Even with head coach Carlos Garcia stressing the importance of winning the doubles point; UTC lost two of the three doubles competition.  However, the Mocs came back to win four out […]

Men’s Tennis falls to MTSU, switches focus to Tennessee Tech

By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., The UTC men’s tennis team was swept 7-0 by 50th ranked Middle Tennessee State Saturday, Jan. 18 . Junior Pavels Grigorjevs, from Riga, Latvia and sophomore Gino Delavalle, from Rosario, Argentina, each won their first set before dropping the match. MTSU’s Victor Cornea and David Fox defeated Jorge Varon, from […]