UTC Women's Tennis Team Wins Ninth Straight

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team won its ninth match in a row with a 7-0 sweep at Wofford this afternoon.  Chattanooga’s nine-match winning streak is its longest since taking nine in a row in 1999.  The 4-0 start to league play is UTC’s best since going 5-0 in 2002. 

UTC came out on fire in doubles action, only dropping five games in the three matches.  Senior Alexa Flynn and junior Kaylene Chadwell improved to 7-1 at No. 1 with an 8-2 win.  Sophomores Kayla Jones and Katie Polk are also 7-1 following their identical 8-2 win at No. 2. 

Chadwell opened singles with a (6-1, 6-0) win over Audrey Coventry at No. 2.  Chadwell improved to 12-2 in the spring and 4-0 in SoCon action. Jones blanked Sarah Evans (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1 and Flynn clinched the win with a (6-3, 6-2) victory over Julia Paulson at No. 3. 

Weather moved the match to The Westside Club in Spartanburg, S.C.  That facility only had three courts, so the match was decided before the bottom three bouts got fully underway.  Regardless, Polk, junior Claire Mulyadi and sophomore Kelsey Coots closed out the sweep with their wins. 

For Mulyadi, it was her ninth consecutive win.  She is 11-1 at No. 1 and 13-1 in the spring.  Flynn has won six in a row and is now 11-3 in the spring.  As a team, the Mocs are 23-1 in SoCon singles and 12-0 in doubles play in four league matches. 

Today’s win sets up a huge match tomorrow at No. 68 Furman.  The Paladins are 11-5 and 4-0 in SoCon action after today’s 4-3 win over No. 71 Samford (12-2, 4-1 SoCon).  Sunday’s winner will be in the driver’s seat in the SoCon race.  A link for live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga 7, Wofford 0
Mar 29, 2014 at Spartanburg, S.C. (The Westside Club)
Doubles competition
1. Kaylene Chadwell/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Sarah Evans/Julia Paulson (WOF) - 8-2
2. Kayla Jones/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Mareli Sanchez/Catherine Martin (WOF) - 8-2
3. Kelsey Coots/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Emily Erickson/Taylor Carlson (WOF) - 8-1

Singles competition
1. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Sarah Evans (WOF) - 6-0, 6-0
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Audrey Coventry (WOF) - 6-1, 6-0
3. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Julia Paulson (WOF) - 6-3, 6-2
4. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Catherine Martin (WOF) - 6-2, 6-0
5. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOF) - 6-3, 7-5
6. Katie Polk (UTC) def. Taylor Carlson (WOF) - 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-2)

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