UTC Women's Tennis Wins 4-3 Over MTSU

Sunday, January 23, 2022
The Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team defeated in-state foe Middle Tennessee 4-3 in thrilling fashion its second match of the season on Sunday evening at the Strang-Voges Tennis Center on the campus of The McCallie School. 

Following the victory, Chattanooga improves to 2-0 on the young season. MTSU falls to 1-4 overall following the defeat to the Mocs. After UTC went up 1-0 following the doubles competition, the home squad saw three victories in singles play to clinch the victory. 

The duo of Callie Billman and Jessie Young earned a wild 7-6 decision on Court 1 in doubles play over Alexis Love-Star and Zani Barnard to clinch the team’s first point after Caroline Gibbens and Nicole Abel posted a 6-3 win over Lilly-Sophie Schmidt and Eloise Swarbick to set the stage.  

In singles action, Young and Emma Van Hee each rolled to victories with the former earning a 6-1, 6-2 win over Love-Star and the latter taking a 6-2, 6-1 tally over Noelle Mauro.
The clincher came when Gibbens battled her way to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Love-Star. 

Chattanooga (2-0, 0-0 SoCon) is back in action Saturday when it travels to SEC-member Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) for a 3 p.m. ET showdown against the Crimson Tide. Stick to GoMocs.com for all updates regarding Chattanooga women’s tennis. 

RESULTS 

Chattanooga 4, Middle Tennessee 3 

D1: Jessie Young / Callie Billman (UTC) def. A. Love-Star / Z. Barnard (MTSU) – 7-6 
D2: L. Barnard / N. Mauro (MTSU) def. Emma Van Hee / Coco Bosman (UTC) – 6-4 
D3: Nicole Abel / Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. L. Schmidt / E. Swarbrick (MTSU) – 6-3 
S1: L. Barnard (MTSU) def. Nicole Abel (UTC) – 6-3, 6-0 
S2: Jessie Young (UTC) def. A. Love-Star (MTSU) – 6-1, 6-2 
S3: Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. M. Gupta (MTSU) – 6-4, 6-3 
S4: Z. Barnard (MTSU) def. Callie Billman (UTC) – 6-4, 6-2 
S5: Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. N. Mauro (MTSU) – 6-2, 6-1 
S6: L. Schmidt def. Coco Bosman (UTC) – 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 

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