UTC Women's Tennis Wins 5-1 Over UT Martin

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team scored a 5-2 win over UT Martin to open spring play at the UTC Tennis Center today.  The Mocs lost the doubles point, but won five of six singles on the day.

Junior Emma Van Hee and sophomore Caroline Gibbens scored the lone doubles win in opening action.  They defeated Aziza Aubin and Daphne Pratt 6-3 at No. 2.  

Gibbens was first off in singles action, posting a (6-2, 6-0) win over Jilli Niedzialowski at No.
6.  Sophomore Polina Goloputova followed that with a straight sets win at No. 3, while Van Hee beat Juile Streif (6-4, 6-3) at No. 2. 

Freshman Jessie Young clinched the win at No. 1, beating Pratt 6-4, 6-1.  Junior Bogdana Zaporozhets dominated her first set at No. 4, winning that frame 6-1 over Sina Albersmeier.  However, she fell behind 4-1 and 5-2 in the second.  Zaporozhets battled back to 6-6 and force a tiebreaker.  She won that one 7-2 to take the match. 

Up next for the Mocs are two matches at home next weekend.  UTC hosts Tennessee State on Friday, Jan. 29, followed by Lee University on Saturday, Jan. 30.  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for specific times and locations. 

Chattanooga 5, UT Martin 2
01/23/2021 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Center)
Doubles competition
1. CAMPBELL, Amelia/STREIF, Jule (UTM) def. Jessie Young/Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) 6-3
2. Emma Van Hee/Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. PRATT, Daphne/AUBIN, Aziza (UTM) 6-3
3. ALBERSMEIER, Sina/SAKURAI, Mizuki (UTM) def. Callie Billman/Lilly Holmes (UTC) 6-3 

Singles competition
1. Jessie Young (UTC) def. PRATT, Daphne (UTM) 6-4, 6-1
2. Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. STREIF, Jule (UTM) 6-4, 6-3
3. Polina Goloputova (UTC) def. AUBIN, Aziza (UTM) 6-3, 6-4
4. Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) def. ALBERSMEIER, Sina (UTM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
5. SAKURAI, Mizuki (UTM) def. Callie Billman (UTC) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
6. Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. NIEDZIALOWSKI, Jilli (UTM) 6-2, 6-0

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