CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs men’s tennis team is set to send eight representatives to this week’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Ohio Valley Regional held October 13-19 at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University facilities in Louisville, Ky.
Chattanooga will feature six single players consisting of Jordan McClure, Kerim Hyatt, Simon Labbé, Ryan Mudre, Gabriel Castillo and Peyton Gatti. In doubles, UTC will be represented by the duos of Labbe/McClure, Gatti/Castillo, Hyatt/Kristof Kinceses and Mudre/Quinten Nevenhoven.
“The ITA Ohio Valley Regional is the highlight of the Fall. It’s a strong mix of Big Ten, ACC, SEC, along with power mid-major teams, all in one draw,” said head coach Chuck Merzbacher. “It’s all about competing well, as everyone is good.”
The tournament format will feature a main draw singles (128 players) and doubles (64 teams) and a full consolation draw for singles only. The singles and doubles finalists from this regional event will earn an automatic berth to the 2022 ITA National Fall Championships which take place November 2-6, 2022, at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.
Competition kicks off on Thursday, October 13, at 10 am ET with the first round of double action. There will be one session at 10 am ET and one at 11 am ET. Singles play begins at 12 pm ET and will run through four sessions at the top of each hour.
Gatti and Tomas Rodriguez made program history last year at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional event held at the University of Tennessee, advancing the championship match in the main draw doubles event. The duo eventually finished runner-up and punched their ticket to the ITA Fall National Championships to become the first ever UTC representatives at the event.
Follow along with live scores, draws, results and more at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional homepage here. Stick to GoMocs.com for all updates regarding this week’s event.
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