UTC Women's Tennis Blanks Davidson 7-0

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team won their sixth straight match with their third shutout in a row at Davidson Wednesday.  The Mocs scored wins in all 10 matches, blanking the Wildcats 7-0.

Chattanooga is 10-2 on the season and 2-0 in SoCon action for the first time since 2002.  Davidson drops to 6-10 overall and 1-1 in league matches.

“We played a very focused match today and just went out there and took care of business in singles and doubles,” stated head coach Jeff Clark.  “We are happy to get a good road victory, which is always challenging in the SoCon.  We look forward to getting back for the second half of the season following spring break.”

UTC jumped out to a 1-0 lead with quick wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.  Sophomores Kayla Jones and Katie Polk moved to 4-1 at No. 2 with an 8-2 win over Jenna Brunner and Nisha Crouser.  Junior Claire Mulyadi and sophomore Kelsey Coots followed that with an 8-3 win over Tamara Hill and Sarah Stein at No. 3.

With the point decided, senior Alexa Flynn and junior Kaylene Chadwell were in a battle to keep their spring record unblemished.  It took a tiebreaker, but they defeated Elaina Crummer and Brites Moniz-Soares 8-7 (5) to move to 5-0 at No. 1. 

UTC was near perfect in singles, winning all six matches in straight sets.  Chadwell needed a tiebreaker in the second frame against Crummer to preserve the shutout with a (6-3, 7-6 (6)) win at No. 2.  She and Mulyadi both upped their current win streaks to six consecutive matches. 

Jones won her team-high 17th singles match with a (6-1, 6-3) victory over Moniz-Soares at No. 1.  Flynn and Coots won at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.  Polk improved to 4-0 in the spring with her win at No. 6. 

UTC stays on the road next week with a trip to Kennesaw State.  The match is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) in Kennesaw, Ga.  The next home match is set for Saturday, March 22, against Appalachian State at Noon on the UTC Tennis Courts.  A link for live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

Chattanooga 7, Davidson 0
Mar 12, 2014 at Davidson, N.C. (Covington Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Kaylene Chadwell/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Elaina Crummer/Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) - 8-7 (7-5)
2. Kayla Jones/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Jenna Brunner/Nisha Crouser (DAV) - 8-2
3. Kelsey Coots/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Tamara Hill/Sarah Stein (DAV) - 8-3

Singles competition
1. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) - 6-1, 6-3
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Elaina Crummer (DAV) - 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
3. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) - 6-2, 6-1
4. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Sarah Stein (DAV) - 6-4, 6-1
5. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Jenna Brunner (DAV) - 6-3, 6-1
6. Katie Polk (UTC) def. Tamara Hill (DAV) - 6-1, 6-0


Spring Fling Tennis - Final Day; Baylor GPS Gain Indiividual Champs

Maddox Bandy of GPS has a national championship with her mother and coach Meg Bandy and now a state doubles title with Jenna Thorstensen. The Bruisers duo rallied to defeat Baylor’s Lilly Mooney-Lauren Carelli, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the TSSAA D-II AA championship in the final day of Spring Fling XXII. “After we lost that first set we knew we had to calm down and we would ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Youngsters Grow Up A Bit In Class A State Softball

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Neither spring rain nor possibly the youngest team in the Spring Fling Class A state baseball tournament could dampen Sale Creek’s 4-0 loss to Knoxville Grace on Friday at the Starplex softball complex. “I’ve got eighth graders and four of them start all the time and another one started some games,” veteran softball coach Clifford Kirk said after this ... (click for more)

EPB Seeks 3.5% Rate Increase; First Since 2011

EPB on Friday morning asked its board of directors to consider a 3.5 percent rate increase to monthly electric power charges for customers, effective July 1. The board is set to vote on the measure in June. For residential customers who use 1,000 kWh of electric power in a month, this adjustment will reflect an increase of about $3.50 on their monthly bills. The 3.5 percent ... (click for more)

Garcia Charged With Armed Robbery Of Red Bank Dollar Store

Red Bank Police have charged 25-year-old Derek Matthew Garcia with the armed robbery of the Dollar General Store at 4707 Dayton Blvd. Police Chief Tim Christol said the robbery occurred last Friday at approximately 12:30 p.m. when Garcia entered the store armed with a knife and demanded the clerk give him all the money from the cash register. He was arrested Thursday ... (click for more)

Don't Make A Mockery Of Memorial Day - And Response

We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chincoteague Mourns ‘Dude’

In the span of a person’s life, there are some things that simply can’t be explained to be totally understood. And of all the spectacles I have ever personally witnessed, one of the best is that day in late July when they “pen the ponies” at Chincoteague Island, Va. I’m serious. Over 50,000 people watch every year as volunteer “Saltwater Cowboys” swim the wild ponies to the mainland ... (click for more)