Sophomore Kayla Jones
Courtesy: Dale Rutemeyer
Mocs Post 7-0 Shutout Over Lee

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team closed out its regular season home schedule with a 7-0 shutout against Lee today.  The Mocs only dropped 10 games in nine wins at the UTC Tennis Courts. 

Chattanooga improves to 17-3 overall with today’s non-conference victory.  Juniors Kaylene Chadwell and Jovana Pecovski opened with an 8-0 win over Jodie Rice and Krista Good at No. 2.  Sophomore Alison Storie and freshman Rachele Gazzola clinched the team point with an 8-1 win against Kelsey Lovingood and Annie Sandberg at No. 3.

Senior Alexa Flynn put the Mocs up 2-0 with a (6-0, 6-0) shutout over Maclain Yowarsky at No. 2.  Sophomore Kayla Jones followed that with a win at No. 1 and junior Claire Mulyadi secured the team outcome with her victory at No. 3.  Storie, Gazzola and Pecovski also had singles wins in today’s match. 

The Mocs head to Samford on Saturday for the final regular season match of the season.  Both Chattanooga and the Bulldogs are both 7-1 in Southern Conference play and the winner will finish no worse than second in the SoCon race.  Furman is currently in first place with an 8-0 mark and one match left to play.

UTC hosts the SoCon Tournament next week at the Champions Club in Chattanooga.  Action tackes place April 16-19. 

Chattanooga 7, Lee 0
Doubles competition
1. Kelsey Coots/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LEE) 8-3
2. Kaylene Chadwell/Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LEE) 8-0
3. Alison Storie/Rachele Gazzola (UTC) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LEE) 8-1 

Singles competition
1. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Tonya McGraner (LEE) 6-0, 6-1
2. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LEE) 6-0, 6-0
3. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Annie Sandberg (LEE) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alison Storie (UTC) def. Jodie Rice (LEE) 6-2, 6-0
5. Rachele Gazzola (UTC) def. Krista Good (LEE) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Morgan Friedlander (LEE) 6-0, 6-1

Match Notes:
Lee 4-13, 2-7 GSC
Chattanooga 17-3, 7-1 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,5,6)
T-1:30 A-30

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