Men’s Tennis Cruises Past Austin Peay 6-1 in Non-Conference Finale

CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs men’s tennis team cruised its way to a 6-1 rout of in-state foe Austin Peay on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon at the UTC Tennis Center.

Following the win, Chattanooga ends 6-15 overall this season. Austin Peay fell to 5-7 following defeat.

“I’m really proud of our guys after bouncing back. They took care of their business, and learned a few things before our next match,” said the head coach. Chuck Merzbacher following the match.

In doubles action, the Mocs secured the match after their first point Simon Labbe and Jordan McClure earn a 6-4 as clincher 2 pair. Tomas Rodriguez and Ryan Mudre, playing in the No. 3 hole, a dominating 6-1 fashion in doubles in the first victory of the day.

It was the top spot in the 6-1, 6-1 decision behind Rodriguez kicking off the charge with all six singles matches of a clean sweep. Jacob Marshall posted a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory at the bottom of the singles lineup ahead of a Simon Labbe 6-0, 6-4 at winner 3, a win that clinched the team’s fourth and match-deciding point.

“Our senior Jacob [Marshall], who has been here for five years, step in and as always, doing what is asked of him and helping the team. He played great in his singles match at No. 6, ”added Merzbacher.

Ryan Mudre and Kerim Hyatt Each recorded victories in the number. 5 and No. 3 singles positions, respectively. Mudre scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hyatt while working hard to post a 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 tiebreaking win.

Chattanooga finishes out the regular season on Saturday, April 16 when it faces Southern Conference member UNCG at the UTC Tennis Center. First serve is slated for 12 pm ET and will feature ‘Senior Day’ pre-match recognition.

Chattanooga 6, Austin Peay 1
4/12/2022 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Center)

DOUBLES

1. Frederic Schlossmann / Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Kerim Hyatt/Kaisei Kuroki (UTC) 7-6
2. Simon Labbe/Jordan McClure (UTC) Def. Tom Bolton / Giovanni Becchis (APSU) 6-4
3. Tomas Rodriguez/Ryan Mudre (UTC) Def. Oliver Andersson / Hogan Stoker (APSU) 6-1

SINGLES

1. Tomas Rodriguez (UTC) Def. Frederic Schlossmann (APSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Kerim Hyatt (UTC) Def. Oliver Andersson (APSU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5
3. Simon Labbe (UTC) Def. Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-0, 6-4
4. Tom Bolton (APSU) def. Jordan McClure (UTC) 7-5, 7-5
5. Ryan Mudre (UTC) Def. Giovanni Becchis (APSU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Jacob Marshall (UTC) Def. Hogan Stoker (APSU) 6-1, 6-2

MATCH NOTES

Austin Peay 5-7
Chattanooga 6-15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,3,5,2,4)

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