Freshman Katie Polk
Lady Mocs Post 6-1 Win at Georgia Southern

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team posted a 6-1 win at Georgia Southern this afternoon.  The Lady Mocs improve to 16-3 overall and 5-3 in Southern Conference action.  The 16 wins equal last year’s total and are the most since posting 17 in 1999. 

UTC opened with a 1-0 advantage after winning the doubles point.  Junior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) remained undefeated in SoCon action at 6-0 with an 8-2 win over Natalie Maffett and Stephanie Woods at No. 2. 

Paola Garrido and Mary Phillips Smith evened the doubles with a 9-7 win over sophomore Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) and Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) at No. 1.  Senior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) and sophomore Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) clinched the point with their 8-6 win over Jordana Klein and Caitlin Kitchen at No. 3. 

Coots won her seventh-straight singles match with a (6-1, 6-1) victory over Maffett at No. 5.  Coots has won 14-straight sets and has only dropped 13 games in her current winning streak.  She is 22-6 overall, 14-3 in the spring and 6-2 in SoCon matches. 

Flynn also continued her winning ways, posting her sixth win in a row over Phillips Smith (6-1, 6-2).  She is 10-2 in the spring and 5-2 in league matches.  Jones clinched the win with her (6-4, 6-3) victory over Woods at No. 3.  She leads the Lady Mocs with a 28-4 overall mark.  She is also 17-2 in the spring and 6-2 in SoCon matches. 

Nurik also won her 20th singles match of the day while freshman Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) posted her seventh-straight victory. 

UTC stays on the road on Sunday with a trip to the College of Charleston.  Match time is set for 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) in Charleston, S.C.

Chattanooga 6, Georgia Southern 1
Apr 06, 2013 at Georgia Southern University (Hanner Tennix Complex)
Doubles competition
1. Paola Garrido/M. Phillips Smith (GSU) def. Kaylene Chadwell/Kayla Jones (UTC) 9-7

2. Alexa Flynn/Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Natalie Maffett/Stephanie Woods (GSU) 8-2
3. Jenna Nurik/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Jordana Klein/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) 8-6

Singles competition
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Paola Garrido (GSU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Jordana Klein (GSU) def. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) 6-3, 3-0, retired
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Stephanie Woods (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. M. Phillips Smith (GSU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Katie Polk (UTC) def. Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) 6-3, 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,3,2,1,6)

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