Lady Mocs Win 13 Matches At Duckworth Fall Tennis Classic

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team had a strong first day at the Duckworth Fall Classic in Clemson, S.C., today. The Lady Mocs won six of nine singles matches and were perfect in seven doubles contests today.

SophomoreKaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) and freshman Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) led the doubles teams with a pair of wins in the Purple Flight. They opened with a 9-7 win over South Alabama's Newton and Martin, followed by an 8-4 win against Furman's Standford and Oudin. They will face VCU's Yakavleva and Kvitashvilli in tomorrow's finals.

SeniorJenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) teamed with sophomore Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) for two wins in the Gold Flight. They will face Brenau's Perdomo and Nagels in the finals.

FreshmenKayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) and Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) continued the strong start to their collegiate careers with a pair of doubles wins. They are also in tomorrow's finals and will face USC Upstate's Kuerten and Rojas in the Silver Flight.

JuniorAlexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Alison Storie (Johnson City, Tenn.) are in the Bronze Finals. They had an opening round bye, but defeated Wofford's Sanchez and Przystawski in the semis (8-6). They will go against Upstate's Von Stryk and Beeler.

Nurik competed in the top singles draw, but dropped her match to Clemson's Jessy Rompies. Chadwell posted a three-set win over Emory's Jordan Wylie (1-6, 7-5, 7-6). She is joined in main flight semifinals by Flynn (No. 5), Coots (No. 8), Mulyadi (No. 9), Jones (No. 11) and freshmanJovana Pecovski (Apitan, Serbia) (No. 12) who also had singles wins today.


Former Baylor School Golfer Alyssa Brown Named To 2015 Southern Athletic Association All Conference First Team

Alyssa Brown, a senior at Centre College and former Baylor School golfer, was named to the 2015 Southern Athletic Association All Conference First Team.  Alyssa placed third in the conference tournament at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro, TN with a three-day score of 236.  Alyssa was the leading scorer for the Colonels, who finished second in the tournament. (click for more)

Randy Smith: Now, What Will We Do?

Tennessee football fans now have a big dilemma. There are 132 days remaining until the start of the 2015 college football season and with the momentum that head coach Butch Jones has built after only two seasons in Knoxville, most of the Big Orange faithful are wondering, "Now, what will we do?" The annual Orange-White spring football game drew 63,000 fans to Neyland Stadium. ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke To Give State Of The City Address Monday Night

Citizens across the community are invited to attend Mayor Andy Berke’s second annual State of the City address, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Chattanoogan Hotel. The event is free and open to the public. “The State of the City is an important time to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss our challenges and chart a new course together,” said Mayor ... (click for more)

Anonymous Facebook Posters Pose Possibility Of Signal Schools Separating From Hamilton County School System

"Should Signal Mountain Schools separate from the Hamilton County School System?"   That’s the question posted on a Facebook page titled, simply, Signal Mountain Independent School District.   The creators of the page do not identify themselves. “(W)e certainly don’t want our kids dragged into the issue or targeted for special treatment by any ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)