Mocs Women's Tennis Team Hosts Brenau Wednesday

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team welcomes Brenau University to the UTC Tennis Courts on Wednesday, March 5.  First serve against the Tigers is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T) and a link for the live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga is off to a 7-2 start to the 2014 spring season, including wins in each of their last three outings.  Juniors Kaylene Chadwell and Claire Mulyadi are both 7-1 in spring singles play, while sophomore Alison Storie is 6-1 in dual matches.  Chadwell holds down the No. 2 position while Mulyadi and Storie are No. 5 and no. 6, respectively.    

Chadwell has team up with senior Alexa Flynn to post two straight wins at No. 1 doubles.  The Mocs have won the doubles point in five of the nine matches. 

Located in Gainesville, Ga., Brenau is ranked No. 5 in the last NAIA national polls with a 6-1 spring record.  Three Tigers carry national NAIA singles rankings, including No. 5 Dominika Jasova, No. 20 Maria Perdomo-Medina and No. 40 Zalina Nazarova.  Jasova and Perdomo-Medina also make up the No. 7 ranked doubles tandem in the NAIA.

This is the fifth meeting in the series that Brenau has dominated.  Chattanooga is yet to post a win over the Tigers in four meetings between 1996 and 2001.


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