UTC's Nurik, Barroetavena Named SoCon Tennis Players Of The Week

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chattanooga senior Jenna Nurik has been named the Southern Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played through February 10, the league office announced Tuesday. Nurik is 5-0 in singles and has helped the Lady Mocs start the year 5-0 for the first time since 1991.

UTC has won in decisive fashion this spring, posting four straight shutout victories for the first time in school history.

Competing at No. 1 singles, Nurik has won each of her matches in straight sets. The Roswell, Ga., native scored a (6-2, 6-4) victory over Middle Tennessee's Yuiri Nomoto to help the Chattanooga snap a 13-match losing streak to MTSU and give UTC its first victory in the series since 1999.

After defeating Lipscomb's Deahna Welcher (6-2, 6-0), Nurik cruised past Austin Peay's Alison Carre (6-3, 6-2) Friday.

Nurik and teammate Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) are 4-1 for the Lady Mocs at No. 2 doubles. Following a loss to MTSU, Nurik and Chadwell responded with wins over Lipscomb's Welcher and Jenny Brock (8-6) and Austin Peay's Carre and Vanessa Tavares (8-0).

The Lady Mocs are back on the court on Saturday, Feb. 16, when they host Lee University at the Champions Club. First serve is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) and this is a double-header with the men's teams. A link for live scoring is available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Barroetavena Named SoCon Player of the Week

Chattanooga's Manuel Barroetavena is the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches played through February 10 the league office announced today. Barroetavena opened the year with seven straight singles wins, leading the Mocs to a 5-2 start.

A native of Buenos Aries, Argentina, Barroetavena started with four consecutive wins at the No. 3 singles position. He posted straight-set wins over Paul Schuette of Georgia Tech and Artem Tarasov of Tennessee Tech before pulling out a three-set victory (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) over Belmont's Fernando Mussolini.

Barroetavena moved up to the top singles spot against North Alabama and topped UNA's Matt Feury, 6-0, 6-3. The senior picked up two wins at No. 2 singles over the weekend with victories over Austin Peay's Jasmin Ademovic (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and Murray State's Tyler Jeffers (6-1, 6-2).

The Steve Baras Memorial Scholarship recipient has either clinched the match point for the Mocs, or been the first to finish a singles match in each of UTC's seven matches.

Barroetavana has paired with fellow senior Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) in doubles play. The duo has opened the year 4-1, including a 3-0 mark at No. 2 doubles.

The Mocs are back home next weekend, hosting Lee University at the Champions Club on Saturday, Feb. 16. First serve is set for Noon and a link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.


Covenant Women's Tennis Wins 9-0 Over Piedmont

For a second time in three conference matches, the Covenant women's tennis team produced a shutout as the Lady Scots claimed a 9-0 victory at Piedmont in USA South action  on Tuesday  afternoon. Covenant (8-6, 3-0 USA South) remains perfect in league play with the win. Piedmont drops to 5-8 overall and 2-2 against the USA South. Doubles play was controlled ... (click for more)

Covenant Tennis Wins 7-2 Over Piedmont

Less than a week ago, the Covenant men's tennis team suffered a tough 5-4 loss to Piedmont at home. On Tuesday afternoon in Demorest, the Scots avenged that loss in a big way as Covenant took three close victories in doubles play and then stormed to a 7-2 victory over Piedmont at the Burgen Tennis Courts. The win gives Covenant sole possession of first place in the USA South ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Board Members Step In After Paul Smith, Staff Depart

Members of the board of directors of the Finley Stadium Corporation have been filling in and dividing tasks related to running the facility since Paul Smith, past executive director, and his staff resigned at the end of February. Mr. Smith has been credited for the financial turn-around of Finley Stadium, which at one time had to be subsidized by the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton ... (click for more)

Man Seriously Injured in Apartment Fire On Hickory Valley Road

A Chattanooga man was seriously injured in an apartment fire Tuesday  night . The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  7:15 p.m.  and responded to Evergreen Apartments at 1507 Hickory Valley Road with six fire companies. Captain Terri Roshell with Quint 8 said light smoke was showing from the two-story apartment building when her fire ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: OK, Sis, Off You Go

I’ve got to do something to adjust my sense of humor but fear there is not a big enough wrench. Rasmea Yousef Odeh, who is a naturalized American citizen from Jordan, was one of the principal figures in January’s Women’s March on Washington and had an equal starring role in the most recent “Day Without Women” protests in America. I’m all for equal rights for women yet I was appalled ... (click for more)