UTC Women's Tennis Team Hosts Mercer Thursday

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team is back on the court on Thursday, Feb. 20, hosting Mercer at the UTC Tennis Courts.  Action begins at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) and live scoring will be available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga is off to a 4-2 start, with both losses on the road against ranked opponents (No. 33 Memphis and No. 27 Tennessee).  This will be the first outdoor match for the Mocs who won a 5-2 contest with the Bears last season. 

Last year’s meeting in Macon, Ga., featured a nationally ranked UTC squad that won four singles matches and the doubles point.  Mercer is currently 3-4 overall and led by Danielle Jones who is 4-3 at No. 1.    

#67 Chattanooga 5, Mercer 1
March 13, 2013 at Macon, Ga. (LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center)
Doubles competition

1. Isabel Dennis/Lucia Payrat (MER) vs. Kaylene Chadwell/Kayla Jones (UTC) 6-3, unfinished
2. Kelsey Coots/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Kealee Heffner/Liza Klyachkin (MER) 8-4
3. Claire Mulyadi/Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Roxy Bartz/Natalie Franklin (MER) 8-2

Singles competition
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Lucia Payrat (MER) 6-2, 6-1
2. Isabel Dennis (MER) def. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) 6-4, 3-2, retired
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Liza Klyachkin (MER) 7-5, 7-5
4. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Kealee Heffner (MER) 6-0, 6-2
5. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Natalie Franklin (MER) 6-0, 6-3
6. Roxy Bartz (MER) def. Alison Storie (UTC) 6-0, 6-2

UTC is 6-1 all-time against Mercer, including five straight wins.  These two teams have faced off in each of the last four years, and Chattanooga is 4-0 at home in the series. 

All-Time vs. Mercer – 6-1
W - 7-0 - Mar. 12, 1995 – Chattanooga
L - 2-5 - Apr. 9, 2006 - Macon, Ga.
W - 5-2 - Mar. 10, 2007 - Chattanooga
W - 5-2 - Apr. 10, 2010 - Chattanooga
W - 7-0 - Mar. 2, 2011 - Macon, Ga.
W - 7-0 - Mar. 6, 2012 - Chattanooga
W - 5-2 - Mar. 13, 2013 - Macon, Ga.

Following the Mercer match, Chattanooga hits the road for a Saturday showdown at Middle Tennessee.  Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. at the Nashboro Village.  Check the women’s tennis schedule page for a link to live scoring. 

UTC snapped a 13-match losing streak with last year’s 7-0 sweep against MTSU.  The Mocs won two doubles matches and all six singles at the Hixson Racquet Club on Feb. 1, 2013.  UTC is 9-14 all-time against the Blue Raiders.  These two teams have met in non-conference action every year since 1999.    

Chattanooga 7, Middle Tennessee 0
Feb. 1, 2013 at Chattanooga (Hixson Racquet Club)
Doubles competition
1. Kelsey Coots/Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Nava, Carla/Nomoto, Yuiri (MT) - 8-3
2. Moraes, Nayara/Constantinide, Irina (MT) def. Kaylene Chadwell/Jenna Nurik (UTC) - 8-3
3. Alexa Flynn/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Nagayama, Flavia/Torres, Alexandra (MT) - 8-7 (7-3)

Singles competition
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Nomoto, Yuiri (MT) - 6-2, 6-4
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Constantinide, Irina (MT) - 6-3, 6-3
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Nagayama, Flavia (MT) - 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Nava, Carla (MT) - 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Moraes, Nayara (MT) - 6-1, 6-3
6. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Torres, Alexandra (MT) - 6-0, 6-0


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