UTC men's tennis split singles matches to finish Baras Classic
CHATTANOOGA, TN (gomocs.com) --- As rain continued to take its toll on sporting events throughout the Southeast Saturday, the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic was fortunate enough to have access to indoor facilities. Although the tournament was cut short following the semifinals, each individual was able to get in one singles match at the Racquet Club of Chattanooga.
The Mocs scored wins in three of their six matches, led by junior Lucas Plesky. He defeated Middle Tennessee's Guillermo Artiz Mateo (6-4, 6-1) in the C bracket. Senior Nick Wingord and junior Derrick Brown also had wins.
Wingord battled in a tough one against MTSU's Robin Reithmueller (6-4, 7-6 (5)) in the D draw. Brown scored a (7-6 (2), 6-4) win over the Blue Raider's Michael Apple in the E bracket.
The Mocs are back on the court on Oct. 15-19 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Knoxville, Tenn.
Saturday Singles Results A – Luis Morillo Diaz (MTSU) def. Luke Saunders (UTC) – 7-6 (5), 6-4 B – Sebastian Mueller (EKU) def. John Peacey (UTC) – 6-3, 6-3 C – Lucas Plesky (UTC) def. Guillermo Artiz Mateo (MTSU) – 6-4, 6-1 D – Nick Wingord (UTC) def. Robin Reithmueller (MTSU) – 6-4, 7-6 (5) E – Derrick Brown (UTC) def. Michael Apple (MTSU) – 7-6 (2), 6-4 F – Jacob Pugh (MTSU) def. Michael Birnbaum (UTC) – 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (7)