The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga posted a 7-0 shutout over Lee University at the UTC Tennis Courts this afternoon. The Lady Mocs needed less than two hours to sweep all nine matches against the visiting Flames.
Chattanooga improves to 15-3 overall and finish the year undefeated in non-conference action. It was also UTC’s 10th shutout of the year. Chattanooga only dropped four games in the nine combined singles and doubles matches.
The Lady Mocs started the match with three 8-0 wins in doubles play. Sophomore Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) and senior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) defeated Tarah Garner and Tonya Walters at No. 1, followed by freshman Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) and Katie Polk’s (Woodstock, Ga.) win over Christy North and Maclain Yowarsky at No. 2. Junior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Alison Storie (Johnson City, Tenn.) closed out doubles play with a win over Kelsey Lovingood and Jodie Rice at No. 3.
Freshman Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) put UTC up 2-0 with her (6-0, 6-0) shutout win over Rice at No. 3. Jones improves to a team-best 16-2 in the spring and 27-4 overall. Nurik followed up with a (6-0, 6-1) win over Walters at No. 1.
Storie clinched the win with a (6-0, 6-1) win at No. 6, improving to 2-1 in the spring and 6-4 overall. Jovana Pecovski (Apatin, Serbia) scored her fifth straight win with a (6-1, 6-1) win at No. 5.
Polk had missed the last month battling an illness, but returned today for her sixth-straight win. She defeated Yowarsky (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 to improve to 4-0 in the spring. Sophomore Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) closed out play with her (6-0, 6-0) win over Garner at No. 2.
Chattanooga hits the road for its next match at Georgia Southern on Saturday, April 6. First serve is set for Noon in Statesboro, Ga., and a link for live scoring is available on the women’s tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Chattanooga 7, Lee 0
Apr 03, 2013 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Courts)
1. Claire Mulyadi/Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Tarah Garner/Tonya Walters (LEE) 8-0
2. Kelsey Coots/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Christy North/Maclain Yowarsky (LEE) 8-0
3. Alexa Flynn/Alison Storie (UTC) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Jodie Rice (LEE) 8-0
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Tonya Walters (LEE) 6-0, 6-1
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Tarah Garner (LEE) 6-0, 6-0
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Jodie Rice (LEE) 6-0, 6-0
4. Katie Polk (UTC) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LEE) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Christy North (LEE) 6-1, 6-1
6. Alison Storie (UTC) def. Katie North (LEE) 6-0, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,6,5,4,2)