Lady Mocs Advance With 4-0 Win Over Mercer

Friday, April 20, 2018
Delaney Edwards
Delaney Edwards

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team pulled out a 4-0 win over Mercer in the opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament at the Champions Club in Chattanooga today.  The Mocs move on to face top-seeded Furman in tomorrow’s semifinals. 

 

“That was a battle,” stated head coach Chad Camper.

“We knew going in, it was going to be a difficult match.  We only won 4-3 just a couple of weeks ago.”

 

UTC won the opening doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2.  Mercer took the No. 3 doubles match to open the dual.  Junior Caroline Hall and freshman Bogdana Zaporozhets posted a 6-2 win at No. 2 to even the doubles. 

 

Trailing 4-3 at No. 1, freshman Emma Van Hee and senior Samantha Caswell broke Grace Korta’s serve to tie the match at 4-4.  UTC held serve to go up 5-4, then broke Katie Sidor for the 6-4 win claiming the doubles point.

 

“I thought Bogdana and Caroline did a great job at No. 2 doubles, and Samantha and Emma just keep leading the team at No. 1,” continued Camper.

 

Needing only three singles wins to clinch the team victory, the Mocs jumped ahead with first-set victories at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6.  Junior Delaney Edwards snapped a five-match slide with her 6-2, 6-4 triumph at No. 3.  Van Hee won her fourth in a row 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5, while Zaporozhets clinched the match with her fifth straight win at No. 6 (6-3, 6-4). 

 

“I was really proud of Delaney Edwards,” added Camper.  “She has had a tough year and I had to put her down at No. 3 today, but she took care of business.  It was a great day and Bogdana pulled it out for us to win the match.”

 

The win moves the Mocs to 10-7 overall.  It is the ninth year in a row UTC has finished with at least 10 wins.

First serve for tomorrow’s semifinal match against Furman is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at the Champions Club.  A link for live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. 

 

Chattanooga 4, Mercer 0
4/20/2018 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Champions Club) 
Doubles competition
1. Samantha Caswell/Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. Katie Sidor/Grace Korta (MER) 6-4
2. Caroline Hall/Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) def. Christie Cesarini/Celine Schepers (MER) 6-2
3. Marie Mottet/Anna Sovic (MER) def. Delaney Edwards/Annie Tarwater (UTC) 6-3

 

Singles competition
1. Samantha Caswell (UTC) vs. Katie Sidor (MER) 6-7 (1-7), 3-0, unfinished
2. Caroline Hall (UTC) vs. Marie Mottet (MER) 3-6, 2-4, unfinished
3. Delaney Edwards (UTC) def. Celine Schepers (MER) 6-2, 6-4
4. Tamri Chalaganidze (UTC) vs. Grace Korta (MER) 4-6, 1-2, unfinished
5. Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. Maeva Roquebert (MER) 6-1, 6-4
6. Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) def. Anna Sovic (MER) 6-3, 6-4

 

Match Notes
Mercer 10-12
Chattanooga 10-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,6)
T-2:13


PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

CCS Baseball Wins On The Road At McMinn County, 11-8

Former UTC Little All-American Johnny Green Dies At 81


(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Silverdale at Grace Walker Valley vs. Meigs Co. at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Christian scored three runs in the top of the seventh and break an 8-8 tie at McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The final score held at 11-8. The Chargers scored six runs ... (click for more)

John "Johnny" Edward Green, who was a Little All-American quarterback at UTC, has died at the age of 81. He was also a UTC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. Green was on the 1958 team ... (click for more)


Sports

PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Silverdale at Grace Walker Valley vs. Meigs Co. at Cleveland State Rhea Co. at Knox. Catholic St. Andrew’s-Sewanee at Notre Dame Baylor at MBA Van Buren Co. at CSAS Greenback at Cleveland Tellico Plains at East Ridge Chattanooga ... (click for more)

CCS Baseball Wins On The Road At McMinn County, 11-8

Chattanooga Christian scored three runs in the top of the seventh and break an 8-8 tie at McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The final score held at 11-8. The Chargers scored six runs in the top of the fourth, but McMinn County came back with two in the fifth and four more in the sixth. John Rhodes had four runs batted in for CCS. Zach Allen tallied three hits, while ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Supt. Bryan Johnson Submits Budget That Requires A Tax Increase

County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said Thursday he is submitting a budget that is $34 million above the projected revenue. Asked where the $34 million would come from, Dr. Johnson said it would be "up to the funding body." If approved by the County School Board, the school board would go to the County Commission requiring a sizable tax increase. Dr. Johnson said he ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves Investing $125 Million In East Ridge For Stadium, Mixed-Use Development

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC will build a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific stadium in East Ridge as part of a mixed-use development with living, working and entertaining opportunities. On Thursday, team owner Bob Martino presented renderings and the layout for the area, which will include the first-class professional stadium, housing, retail, restaurants, a hotel and significant greenspaces ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Many Downtown Condos Do We Need?

Just how many downtown apartments and condos do we need? Where are the people coming from to live in these expensive places? It takes a roommate to be able to afford even a cheap downtown space and we continue to build more and more expensive housing. Just from driving around downtown and looking at all the buildings my estimate is about 60-70 percent are vacant buildings. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Guest Columnists

Every day I get over 100 emails. Add what I find in My Morning Readings and I am a good candidate to be “Mr. Inspiration.” I have tried to figure out a way to pass some of what I believe are “The Wonders of Life” like I now do on weekends with “The Saturday Funnies.” You would have no idea how popular those jokes have become and several readers say they are the best thing I write ... (click for more)