UTC's Plesky Wins Singles Title at Georgia Southern Fall Invite
STATESBORO, GA (gomocs.com) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Lucas Plesky capped off a great weekend with a win in the finals of the Georgia Southern Fall Invitational today. Senior Nick Wingord also had a strong showing, winning today's third place match.
Plesky, the second seed in the tournament, took on top-seeded Alejandro Valencia from Kennesaw State. He jumped out to a 6-1 win in the first set and kept the pressure on with a 6-1 win in the second.
"I am super-excited for our program and for Lucas to get a big win," stated head coach Carlos Garcia. "He played really well today and beat a good very good opponent. He started strong and finished strong. It was great to see his improvement from week to week pay off with this win."
Wingord took on Georgia Southern's Marvin Spiering in the third place match. He opened with a 6-1 win, but was shut out in the second set 6-0. He came back strong with a 6-1 win in the third to take the match.
"Nick played like a senior today," added Garcia. "Even though he lost the second set, he got the momentum back and finished well."
"I am also very proud of Derrick Brown for his win today. He overcame a slow start with two losses on Friday to win his final three matches of the tournament."
This concludes fall play for the Mocs. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com in the coming weeks for the release of the 2016 spring schedule.
"As a team overall, we needed this positive momentum to take us into the offseason," said Garcia. "I am impressed with how we are improving and today was a good day for Chattanooga tennis."