Men’s Tennis: UTC looks to improve after slow start this season

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men’s tennis team was unable to take the win against Eastern Kentucky after losing the singles matches despite starting off with the doubles win on Thursday, Feb. 12. “It was a very, very close match and a five hour battle with both teams playing at an extremely high level,” […]

Men’s tennis falls in two nail-biting matches

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The men’s tennis team dropped both of their weekend matches at the hands of Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech. “The match was on our racquet today,” head coach Carlos Garcia said after UTC’s 4-3 loss to Jacksonville State. “I think we’re getting tougher; we’re putting ourselves in some real pressure […]

Tennis: Men and women return home after weekend road victories


By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s tennis team remained undefeated with a 5-2 victory over Eastern Kentucky. UTC is off to a fantastic start this season having outscored their opponents 19-2 in the last three matches. They wasted no time building an early lead in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Senior Kaylene […]

Men’s Tennis: Mocs drop two non-conference matches over the weekend

By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The UTC men’s tennis team hosted two different opponents at the Hixson Racquet Club. The Mocs dropped both matches by a score of 4-3. On Saturday, the Mocs hosted in-state rival Austin Peay to open their home schedule. The Mocs dominated the doubles portion of the match. Luke Saunders a […]

Men’s tennis drops opening matches

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Junior Nick Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will compete for a top spot.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Men’s tennis fell to Middle Tennessee State, 6-1, in the season opener Saturday, Jan. 17. The Mocs are now 11-18 all-time against MTSU and haven’t had a win against the Blue Raiders since 1988. The Mocs won the first point in doubles, but were not able to compete against the […]

Wingord finishes runner-up at Steve Baras Fall Classic

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Junior transfer Nicklas Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, placed second.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., —In a nail-biting contest during the Flight 1 title match at the Steve Baras Fall Classic, junior transfer Nicklas Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, refused to quit, despite falling 7-5, 5-7 and 6-3 to Jacksonville State’s Pedro Wagner. “I played pretty well,” Wingord said. “He [Wagner] served amazing, so it was […]

Transfer students plan to add spark for men’s tennis

Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Sophomore Nic Wilson, Bristol, Tenn., and junior Nick Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, are no strangers to success when it comes to the tennis court. Wilson, who transferred from Virginia Tech, led Bristol High School to a state title as a sophomore. According to, he was a four-star high school recruit. […]

Men’s tennis opened season at Mercer Bear Classic

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Head coach Carlos Garcia and his men’s tennis team opened their season at the Mercer Bear Classic over the weekend, and saw two members advance to main draw finals. “I’m excited about who we have returning this year, along with the new guys coming in,” Garcia said. “It’s created a […]

Former tennis player adjusts to new coaching position

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By Miles McNulty, Chattanooga, Tenn., — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student assistant coach Ankit Chopra is taking on a different role this year in the men’s tennis program. Chopra transferred from Chicago State and played his final two seasons at UTC. During his career, he was named to the Second Team All-Southern Conference in doubles […]

Lady Mocs tennis team takes aim on SoCon Title

By Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Lady Mocs Tennis team took on Samford in their regular season finale. This in conference matchup proved to be a marathon as the match lasted five and a half hours. “I was a great SoCon battle that was a grind,” head coach Jeff Clark said.  “Seemed like every match […]