Chattanooga men's team will spend the spring break week in Charleston

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Chattanooga men's team will spend the spring break week in Charleston
Chattanooga men's team will spend the spring break week in Charleston

The Chattanooga men's tennis team will spend the week of spring break in Charleston, for a couple games this week, including the Southern Conference opener Sunday morning. As reported by the University website, Chattanooga will face the College of Charleston in a non-conference matchup Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.

ET before taking two days to regroup ahead of its SoCon opening at The Citadel Sunday morning at 10am ET. The Mocs are coming off a solid 6-0 over Austin Peay last Saturday in Clarskville, Tennessee to get their second win in their last three games.

Sophomore Ryan Mudre is continuing his strong start to the 2023 campaign, winning five of his last six singles fights and three straight doubles contests. UTC and former Southern Conference member College of Charleston will meet for the 28th time in the all-time series and for the first time since 2019.

The Cougars hold a 17-10 all-time record and have won eight of the last nine dating.

Coach Chuck Merzbacher expalined: "This should be a very good game for us as both teams are evenly matched. It's our last game before we start conference, so it's definitely an important game.

Our opening game of SoCon will come against a team that has improved significantly. They compete well and will be ready for a competitive opening game in the SoCon."

About the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a public university in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

It was founded in 1886 and is one of four universities and two other affiliated institutions in the University of Tennessee system. UTC was founded in 1886 as the then private and racially exclusive Chattanooga University, which was soon merged in 1889 with the Athens-based Grant Memorial University.

UTC uses the semi-annual system, with five optional mini-terms in the summer. Campus leadership rests with the rector, who reports to the UT system president. The university is currently led by Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle. Chattanooga is best known for its nationally ranked business program, departments of engineering, nursing, English, chemistry, accounting, psychology, music, and education.

The university offers over 140 undergraduate majors and concentrations and over 50 undergraduate minors. Chattanooga also offers nearly 100 graduate programs and concentrations, including a top-notch master's program in industrial and organizational psychology and doctoral programs in computational engineering and physical therapy.

In an effort to expand the horizons of its student body, UTC recently began an exchange program with Kangnung National University in Kangnung, South Korea. Chattanooga's colors are navy blue and old gold; their teams and men's athletes are nicknamed Mocs, and their teams and women's athletes are Lady Mocs.

Chattanooga's athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I (FCS for football) in the Southern Conference (SoCon) and have been ranked as a top 100 national athletic program by the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics (NACDA) in Division I Learfield Sports Director's Mug. Photo Credits: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga website