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


Lee's Brooks, Noble Earn Top Seven Finishes At Division II Track Chanmpionships

Lee University’s Josiah Brooks and Christian Noble earned top-seven finishes in their events on the second day of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships at IMG Academy Track & Field Stadium.   Brooks began the day with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump final. The sophomore recorded a distance of 15.81 meters in his first jump. He was unable to ... (click for more)

Spring Fling Tennis Finals: Baylor’s Drew Hawkins Wins Third Singles Title

MURFREESBORO - Baylor senior Drew Hawkins joined a select group of prep tennis players from the Chattanooga area Friday winning her third straight TSSAA D-II AA singles championship with a 6-2, 6-1, win against teammate and good friend Landie McBrayer here Friday at the Old Fort Park Tennis Complex. Hawkins, who will play college tennis at Belmont next year lost only one ... (click for more)

Richard Anderson, 29, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153

Richard Anderson II, 29, was killed Friday night, while trying to cross Highway 153.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:36 p.m. to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck.   A Honda Civic driven by Kelsey Hamilton, 20, was traveling southbound on Highway 153 in the middle lane with other traffic in adjacent lanes.   Mr. Anderson, wearing ... (click for more)

Eppard, 32, Charged With Aggravated Statutory Rape After 17-Year-Old He Was Living With Has Baby

Police have charged 32-year-old Anthony John Eppard with aggravated statutory rape after the 17-year-old girl he was living with had a baby. Officers were called to a civil dispute on Hillsview Drive on March 8. It was then found that the girl was living at the residence. She could not supply the name of next of kin or a legal guardian. The girl was placed in state custody, ... (click for more)

Silence Ain’t Golden Anymore

There are times – moments – in life that you never forget. That night in 1972, sleeping over at my buddy Bart’s house, was one of them. We had been to a middle school concert and his big brother was in the band (very cool stuff for a 14-year-old!) and as we lay on the floor in our sleeping bags in Bart’s room he said he wanted to play a record that his brother listened to. And, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prove No Improvement

The startling news that this year’s standardized testing was wasted on graduating seniors across Tennessee is most unsettling. This week it was learned the test results, which were to represent 10 percent of our seniors’ final grades, was a total bust. Coupled with last year’s gargantuan testing failure – the whole effort had to be scrapped -- it is now becoming realized that for ... (click for more)