UTC Women's Tennis Loses In First Round Of SoCon Tournament

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
The No. 6 seed Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team had its season conclude during a tough 4-1 defeat to No. 3 Samford during the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament held at Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday afternoon.

Chattanooga ends the season 8-14 overall after the tournament defeat. Samford advances to the semifinal round tomorrow and ups its overall record to 10-11 after the win. 

A back-and-forth doubles portion of the match saw the two teams split the No.
1 and No. 3 battles as the former was highlighted by a Rozalie Dohnalova and Alice Hall 6-4 victory. The team point came down to the No. 2 battle where Samford escaped with a 7-5 win over the Mocs reps of Emma Peeler and Caroline Gibbens.

In singles, Gibbens kicked off action in the No. 2 hole with a 6-2, 6-2 victory to help UTC pull even in the team tally 1-1. It was all Bulldogs from that point as the team from Birmingham captured victories at the No. 3, No. 6 and No. 5 slots to notch its four points, ultimately resulting in a pair of matches going unfinished. 

Tournament action continues at the local Champions Club facility tomorrow and Saturday as a league champion will eventually be crowned.

Samford 4, Chattanooga 1
4/18/2024 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Champions Club)
Singles competition
1. Alexis Lopez (SAMW) vs. Rozalie Dohnalova (UTC) 2-6, 6-6, unfinished
2. Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. Emily Surcey (SAMW) 6-2, 6-2
3. Ally Hayduk (SAMW) def. Emma Peeler (UTC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Alice Hall (UTC) vs. Noelle Mauro (SAMW) no result
5. Margaret Jaraczewski (SAMW) def. Emma Pedretti (UTC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
6. Meredith Taylor (SAMW) def. Margaret Manolache (UTC) 7-5, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rozalie Dohnalova/Alice Hall (UTC) def. Alexis Lopez/Noelle Mauro (SAMW) 6-4
2. Emily Surcey/Grace Keller (SAMW) def. Caroline Gibbens/Emma Peeler (UTC) 7-5
3. Margaret Jaraczewski/Lauren Waddles (SAMW) def. Margaret Manolache/Emma Pedretti (UTC) 6-3
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