February 4, 2011

Golden Eagles and Chattanooga meet for 50th time in series

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech and UT Chattanooga will meet Saturday afternoon for the 50th time in men's tennis in the all-time series beween the two in-state rivals. The Mocs hold a 30-19 advantage in the series, but the Golden Eagles have won the last two matches and five of the last eight.

The match will be held on the indoor courts at the Hixson Racquet Club, and fans can follow the action via live stats provided by Chattanooga's website.

Both teams enter the match in search of their first dual match victory of the season. UTC is 0-4 with losses to Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay and Memphis.  Tech is 0-3, also dropping matches to MTSU and Memphis, plus a season-opening loss at No. 38 Vanderbilt.

Senior Alex Chen plays at the No. 1 singles spot in coach Kenny Doyle's lineup, and has posted a 2-1 mark in duals this spring.
Junior Josh Girling owns the top won-loss record on the Golden Eagle roster in singles play at 10-8 overall. Girling teams with sophomore Vasily Eremeev at the No. 1 doubles position.