The Davidson women's tennis team opened Southern Conference play with a 7-0 win over Chattanooga Saturday at the Knobloch Tennis Center as it swept all six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches.
Davidson won its sixth match in the past seven to improve to 7-2 on the season and start SoCon play at 1-0.
The Wildcats opened with a doubles point win, claiming the first and third matches. Chattanooga senior Lindsey Ballard and freshman Grace Robinette edged Michelle Fanney and Wang, 8-7 at the No. 2 position.
Davidson swept all six singles matches to earn the 7-0 win.
Meredith Skeeters led the way by winning her fifth straight match with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5 over Annie Green.
Kelsey Linville and Virginia Berry earned straight set victories at No. 1 and 2 over seniors Lindsey Ballard and Bonnie Adams respectively.
Also posting singles wins for the Wildcats were Michelle Fanney at No. 3, Kim Whelan at No. 4 and Lora Dushanova at No. 6.
The Lady Mocs return to action March 1 at home against Elon at 1 p.m. at the Champion’s Club.
Doubles (for one team point)
1. Linville/Berry (DAV) def. Adams/Knizat (UTC), 8-3
2. Ballard/Robinette (UTC) def. Fanney/Wang (DAV), 8-7
3. Whelan/Dushanova (DAV) def. Green/Sanjines (UTC), 8-0
1. Kelsey Linville (DAV) def. Lindsey Ballard (UTC), 6-1, 6-3
2. Virginia Berry (DAV) def. Bonnie Adams (UTC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Michelle Fanney (DAV) def. Beata Knizat (UTC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Kim Whelan (DAV) def. Grace Robinette (UTC), 6-3, 6-1
5. Meredith Skeeters (DAV) def. Annie Green (UTC), 6-2, 6-2
6. Lora Dushanova (DAV) def. Arianna Sanjines (UTC), 6-2, 6-2
Team records: UTC (4-4, 0-1); Davidson (7-2, 1-0)