The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team opens its 2021 spring dual season this weekend. The Mocs host UT Martin on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the UTC Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T).
Fans are still not allowed at home events at UTC, but a link for live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Chattanooga is coming off a fall season that included three events, a rarity in collegiate tennis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mocs sported an 8-5 dual record last spring before the pandemic shut down the 2020 season.
UT Martin was 1-9 last spring, including a 6-1 loss to UTC on Feb. 23, 2020. UTC holds a 14-4 record in the all-time series with the Skyhawks. The Mocs have won seven in a row, with the last loss at 4-3 setback on March 15, 2010, in Chattanooga.
All six starters and eight letter winners in total return from last year’s team for the Mocs. All eight kept their year of eligibility thanks to the blanket NCAA COVID waiver for spring sports.
One new face on the roster is freshman Wilma Bergqvist. The Stockholm, Sweden, native enrolled at UTC this week and is immediately eligible.
“The team has been working hard in the offseason on their doubles and singles games,” stated UTC head coach Chad Camper. “Having Wilma join the team this spring should make us have much more depth this season.
“UTM is a high intensity team. We have to be mature and efficient at all times.”
Freshman Jessie Young is coming off a 14-7 singles record in 2020, including a 7-5 mark at No. 1 last spring. She and junior Emma Van Hee led the Mocs with 5-3 singles marks in the fall.
Van Hee had a team-high 16-7 singles record in 2020, including a 9-2 mark in spring duals and 5-0 at No. 4. Other returners include junior Bogdana Zaporozhets, sophomores Caroline Gibbens, Lilly Holmes and Polina Goloputova and freshmen Callie Billman and Grace Anne Dunavant.
UTC first seven matches are at home. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com each week for specifics on match times, locations, attendance policy changes and live scoring coverage.