Nurik Named SoCon Player of the Month
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Jenna Nurik was named the Southern Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Month for February, the league office announced today.  Nurik went 6-0 in singles play and 4-1 in doubles action to lead the Lady Mocs to a 6-0 record in February.

The Roswell, Ga., native played entirely at No. 1 in singles and at Nos. 1 and 2 in doubles. Nurik won each of her singles matches in straight sets, starting with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Middle Tennessee State's Yuri Nomoto on Feb. 1 that helped Chattanooga snap a 13-match losing streak to the Blue Raiders.

The following day, she rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Lipscomb's Deahna Welcher. Nurik also picked up singles wins over opponents from Austin Peay, UT-Martin, UAB and Jacksonville State.

In doubles play, Nurik teamed with Kaylene Chadwell. The duo lost to MTSU to open the month before rattling off four straight wins, including an 8-0 blowout of Austin Peay's Alison Carre and Vanessa Tavares at No. 2 on Feb. 8. Nurik and Chadwell played one match at No. 1, topping Jacksonville State's top duo 8-4 on Feb. 23.

At 9-1 on the season, UTC is off to its best start since 1991. Nurik was the SoCon Player of the Week on Feb. 12.  She has an overall record of 9-1 in the spring and 14-7 overall. 

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