The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team had one doubles team advance to the main draw at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Memphis, Tenn., today. Senior Alexa Flynn and sophomore Kelsey Coots won two matches in the qualifying rounds to move into Saturday’s main draw.
Flynn and Coots opened with an 8-1 win over Lipscomb’s Lorena Djuknic and Melissa Troxel. They advanced to the main draw with their second victory, an 8-2 triumph over Xavier’s Allyson Westing and Andrea Wolf.
UTC now has three individuals and two doubles teams in tomorrow’s main draws. Flynn and Coots join junior Kaylene Chadwell and sophomore Kayla Jones in doubles action. Flynn, Jones and Chadwell are all scheduled to compete in the singles main draw in the Regionals.
UTC went 2-4 in singles action during today’s qualifying round. Coots and sophomore Jovana Pecovski each scored a win in singles action.
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Qualifying Doubles Draw
Alexa Flynn/Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Lorena Djuknic/Melissa Troxel (Lipscomb) – 8-1
Alexa Flynn/Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Allyson Westing/Andrea Wolf (Xavier) – 8-2
Stephanie Fox/Kirsten Lewis (Kentucky) def. Jovana Pecovski/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) – 8-2
Courtney Earnest/Toni Ormond (Ball State) def. Alison Storie/Katie Polk (UTC) – 8-2
Qualifying Singles Draw
Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Andrea Wolf (Xavier) – 6-1, 6-2
Irina Constandine (MTSU) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC) – 7-6 (4), 6-0
Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Marcela Jimenez (EKU) – 6-2, 7-6
Bethany Moore (Ball State) def. Jovana Pecovski (UTC) – 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
Ashlyn Rang (Ball State) def. Alison Storie (UTC) – 6-2, 6-2
Stefanie Mikesz (Memphis) def. Katie Polk (UTC) – 6-0, 6-2