Men’s tennis suffers 4-3 loss at Chattanooga
Men’s tennis suffers 4-3 loss at Chattanooga
Friday, March 24, 2023

Bucs drop back-to-back road conference matches  

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 24, 2023) – Ending their final road conference match of the year Friday afternoon, the ETSU men’s tennis team stumbled, 4-3, against Chattanooga.

With the setback, the Bucs dip to 7-10 overall and 3-2 in SoCon play. Improving to 7-1 at the UTC Tennis Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Mocs remain 2-0 in conference play and post a 12-4 overall record.

Zooming their way to their first victory as a doubles pairing, Francisco Lamas (Maracay, Venezuela) and Thiago Pernas (Buenos Aires, Argentina) sailed to 6-2 win over Ryan Mudre and Jordan McClure in the No. 3 doubles match. However, the Mocs took the first point as they captured the doubles matches on Courts No. 1 & 2.

After falling behind 2-0 early, Pernas extended his personal win streak to five straight on Court 2, breezing past Simon Labbe in a couple of 6-3 set wins – giving the Blue and Gold their first point. Suffering his first defeat in over a month, Dimitri Badra (Maracay, Venezuela) fell 6-3 and 6-4 in straight sets to Kerim Hyatt to give Chattanooga the 3-1 advantage.

Battling for a 6-4 set one victory, Pedro Cressoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil) eased past Peyton Gatti, 6-2, in the second set to earn his fifth individual win of the season – keeping ETSU within one point. After Chattanooga secured their fourth point of the match, Lamas completed the comeback to steal the third point for ETSU, winning the second set 6-1 and third set 6-3. Lamas dropped the opening set 6-3 to Ryan Mudre.



  1. Kerim Hyatt (UTC) def. Dimitri Badra (ETSU) 6-3, 6-4
  2. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Simon Labbe (UTC) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Gabriel Castillo (UTC) def. Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
  4. Pedro Cressoni (ETSU) def. Peyton Gatti (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
  5. Francisco Lamas (ETSU) def. Ryan Mudre (UTC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
  6. Cortland Grove (UTC) def. Juan Lobisano (ETSU) 6-3, 6-3



  1. Simon Labbe/Peyton Gatti (UTC) def. Dimitri Badra/Adam Nagoudi (ETSU) 6-3
    2. Kerim Hyatt/Kristof Kincses (UTC) def. Juan Lobisano/Peter Kalocsai (ETSU) 6-2
    3. Francisco Lamas/Thiago Pernas (ETSU) def. Ryan Mudre/Jordan McClure (UTC) 6-2

Records: ETSU 7-10, Chattanooga 12-4.


The Blue and Gold will play their last true road match of the year, as the Bucs face Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. next Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

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