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


CCS Ends Season At 25-4 After Loss To Upperman, 64-46

Chattanooga Christian led at the end of the first quarter and the half, but wound up losing 64-46 to Upperman High School in regional quarterfinals on Saturday night. CCS led 13-11 at the quarter and went into the intermission up 31-25. Upperman was ahead 41-39 by the close of the third quarter and had a fourth quarter surge to win going away. The Bees' big second half ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: McCallie Knocks Off Pope John Paul II, 67-48

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

Man, 39, Shot Late Friday Night In The Vicinity Of North Chamberlain Avenue

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the vicinity of North Chamberlain Avenue.   He was identified as Ruben Williams Sr.   Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were informed just before midnight that a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital via personal vehicle.   Officers made contact with the victim who advised ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)