UTC Women's Tennis Team Falls To No. 33 Memphis

Friday, February 7, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team dropped its first match of the season in a 4-0 loss at No. 33 Memphis tonight.  The Mocs lost two doubles and three singles matches in non-conference action.

Junior Kaylene Chadwell and sophomore Kayla Jones lost at No. 1 to Alyssa Hibberd and Carolina Wegner (6-2).  Memphis clinched the doubles point with Stefanie Mikesz and Amki Wind’s (6-3) win over senior Alexa Flynn and sophomore Kelsey Coots at No. 2. 

Jones, Flynn and Coots all lost in singles action.  Chadwell was up a set and 3-2 in the second against Skkylar Kuykendall at No. 2 when the match ended.  Flynn also played well, falling (7-5, 7-5) to Wegner at No. 3. 

Memphis extended its home winning streak to a school-record 35-straight matches with the win over the Mocs.  UTC falls to 3-1 on the year while the Tigers improved to 4-2.  ‘

Chattanooga stays in Memphis for tomorrow’s 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) match against Murray State (2-1). 

#33 Memphis 4, Chattanooga 0
Doubles competition
1. Alyssa Hibberd/Caroline Wegner (MEM) def. Kayla Jones/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) - 6-2
2. Stefanie Mikesz/Anki Wind (MEM) def. Alexa Flynn/Kelsey Coots (UTC) - 6-3
3. Skylar Kuykendall/Liza Tymchenko (MEM) vs. Claire Mulyadi/Rachele Gazzola (UTC) - 4-3, unfinished

Singles competition
1. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) def. Kayla Jones (UTC) - 7-5, 6-2
2. Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) vs. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) - 3-6, 2-3, unfinished
3. Caroline Wegner (MEM) def. Alexa Flynn (UTC) - 7-5, 7-5
4. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC) - 6-1, 6-3
5. Anki Wind (MEM) vs. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) - 2-1, unfinished
6. Alison Storie (UTC) vs. Liza Tymchenko (MEM) - no result

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