Thursday, April 17, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
The game plan for the No.3 UTC women's tennis team was to get on and off the court, conserve energy and prepare for No.2 seed Samford on Good Friday at 2 p.m. at The Champions Club.
Translation meant a 4-0 win against No.6 Ga. Southern (10-11) for the Mocs (18-4) today in the Southern Conference Tennis Championship quarterfinals.
"We did what we were suppose to do in getting the first win, played very relaxed and now we turn out attention to No.2 Samford in the semis," said UTC coach Jeff Clark.
Samford beat UTC, 4-3, in Birmingham last week so the revenge factor for the Mocs is fresh in their minds.
"We played well today, glad we are at home and can't wait to play Samford tomorrow," said sophomore Kayla Jones who won at No.1 singles and No.2 doubles.
Jones and her partner Katie Polk were the first ones off the court in doubles, followed by the No.1 team of Kayla Flynn-Kaylene Chadwell to secure the doubles point.
In singles, Flynn was the first winner at No.3 singles, followed by Jones at No.1 and Kelsey Coots at No.4.
Next Match: SoCon Semis - Friday 2 p.m. The Champions Club
No.2 Samford vs. No.3 Chattanooga
No.1 Furman vs. No. 4 Elon
Women's Championship Finals - Sat. 2 p.m
Live Scoring: gomocs.com.
UTC History in SoCon Semis: Mocs are 2-4 in six appearances in the semifinals (wins in 1998, 2000) since the SoCon went to a team format beginning with the 1998 season ... before that, points were awarded by individual wins.
Mocs in SoCon Semifinals
2012 - lost to UNCG
2004 - lost to Furman
2002 - lost to College of Charleston
2000 - beat East Tenn. State and placed second
1999 - lost to Furman
1998 - beat Ga. Soufhern and placed second
No.3 Chattanooga 4, No.6 Ga. Southern 0
|1. Alexa Flynn/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Paola Garrido/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) 8-4
|2. Kayla Jones/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Stephanie Woods/Giulia Riepe (GSU) 8-2
|3. Kelsey Coots/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) vs. Jordana Klein/Mary Phillips Smith (GSU) 7-4, unfinished
|1. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Paola Garrido (GSU) 6-1, 6-2
|2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) vs. Jordana Klein (GSU) 4-6, unfinished
|3. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Daria Vasekina (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Stephanie Woods (GSU) 6-2, 6-1
|5. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) vs. Giulia Riepe (GSU) 6-3, 3-1, unfinished
6. Katie Polk (UTC) vs. Mary Phillips Smith (GSU) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,1,4)
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