University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore women’s tennis student-athlete Kayla Jones led the Lady Mocs with wins in singles and doubles at the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic. She advanced to the main draw finals in singles and the finals in the No. 2 draw doubles.
Jones, a native of Memphis, Tenn., defeated UAB’s Rachel Daniell (6-2, 6-1) in the semifinals of the No. 1 bracket. She faces Murray State’s Andrea Eskauriatza in Sunday’s finals.
Jones also teamed with fellow sophomore Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) for her doubles win. They took out Murray State’s Eleonore and Verginie Tchakarova (8-3) to advance to tomorrow’s finals. They take on Eastern Kentucky’s top-seeded Saioa Oscoz and Melina Poffo in tomorrow’s finals.
Junior Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.), senior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and sophomores Alison Storie (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Jovana Pecovski (Apatin, Serbia) all scored wins in consolation matches. They compete in the consolation finals in their respective draws tomorrow.
Flynn and Chadwell teamed up for a doubles win in consolation, as did Storie and junior Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia).
Final round action begins with doubles play on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) at the Champions Club. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results and updated draws.
Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) – 6-2, 6-1
Singles 1 Consolation
Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Virginie Stein (KSU) – 6-2, 6-3
Singles 2 Consolation
Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Melissa Kromer (Lip) – 6-0, 6-1
Milena Poffo (EKU) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) – 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Singles 4 Consolation
Alison Storie (UTC) def. Verginie Tchakarova (MSU) – 6-4, 6-2
Singles 5 Consolation
Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Maclain Yowarsky (Lee) – 6-0, 6-1