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Wingord Advances to Flight 1 Finals at the Baras Tennis Classic

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CHATTANOOGA, TN ( University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Nick Wingord led the Mocs on Day 2 of the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic at the Champions Club today.  Wingord advanced to the main draw finals in singles and doubles action.

Wingord, a junior transfer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Abilene Christian University, posted a win over Dylan Gee in the semifinals of Flight 1 singles.  He defeated one of Jacksonville State's top players (6-4, 6-2) to advance to tomorrow's finals.  He will face JSU's Pedro Wagner on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Wingord also teamed with junior Luke Saunders in the Fight 2 doubles bracket.  They scored and 8-6 win over Tennessee's Sunay Bhat and Bartosz Sawicki.  They will face a split team of Belmont's Hans Nardelli and EKU's Daridge Saidi in tomorrow's finals at 8:30 a.m.

Sophomore Austin Boaz and junior Gino Delavalle scored wins in consolation action.  Delavalle is in the finals of the Flight 3 consolations.  He faces Belmont's Caio Niel at 10:00 a.m.

Freshmen Mason Grear and Michael Birnbaum had the other win on the day.  They defeated Covenant College's Chris Cox and Michael O'Brien 8-4 in the Flight 4. 

The Baras wraps up tomorrow beginning with doubles at 8:00 a.m. at the Champions Club.  Be sure to check back to for a full recap. 

Flight 1
Nick Wingord (UTC) def. Dylan Gee (JSU) – 6-3, 6-2

Flight 1 Consolation
Sebastian Mueller (EKU) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 6-4, 6-0

Fight 2
Bartosz Sawicki (UT) def. John Peacey (UTC) – 6-4, 6-3

Flight 3 Consolations
Austin Boaz (UTC) def. David Hess (MSU) – 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4)
Caio Niel (BEL) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 6-4, 7-5
Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Artem Tarasov – 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Othon Lima (TTU) – 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)

Flight 4 Consolations
Austin McCormick (JSU) def. Michael Birnbaum (UTC) – 6-3, 6-1
Yusuke Yondono (TTU) def. Mason Grear (UTC) – 6-3, 4-2, ret. Inj.

Flight 1 Doubles
Cedric Dejacquier-Mauricio Antin (BEL) def. John Peacey-Nic Wilson (UTC) – 8-3

Flight 2 Doubles
Nick Wingord-Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Sunay Bhat-Bartosz Sawicki (UT) – 8-6

Flight 3 Doubles Consolations
Diego Asis-Florian Graskamp (EKU) def. Derrick Brown-Austin Boaz (UTC) – 8-6

Flight 4 Doubles
Mason Grear-Michael Birnbaum (UTC) def. Chris Cox-Michael O'Brien (CC) – 8-4

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