Women's Tennis Team Blanks Austin Peay State
Freshman Grace Robinette (photo by Robert Baudier)
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

The women’s tennis team won its second consecutive match and ran its home-court record to 5-3 Wednesday with a 7-0 shutout of Austin Peay State.


The Lady Mocs, now 7-8 overall, swept the doubles matches and did not lose a set in single competition to complete the shutout.


The Governors, 0-10, won four or more games in just two sets as Chattanooga produced three 6-0 sets and won two matches with 6-0, 6-1 scores.


Senior Lindsey Ballard claimed her team-best 10th singles win with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Mariana Pagan at No. 1 singles.  Freshman Grace Robinette battled back from a 5-1 deficit in the second set for a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 2 over Michelle Liew, and senior Bonnie Adams registered a 7-5, 6-0 win over Morgan Klieber at the No. 3 spot.


Junior Beata Knizat and freshman Annie Green won their respective singles matches at No. 4 and No. 5 by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores.  Sophomore Kate Ksiezopolski defeated Mary Beth Lefler, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6.


Chattanooga hits the road this weekend, visiting High Point Saturday for its third straight non-conference match then take on UNC Greensboro Sunday at noon in Greensboro, N.C., in a Southern Conference matchup.


Chattanooga 7, Austin Peay State 0
Champion’s Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Doubles (for one team point)

1. Ballard/Robinette (UTC) def. Klieber/Pagan (APSU), 8-3

2. Adams/Knizat (UTC) def. Liew/Pyle (APSU), 8-1

3. Green/Ksiezopolski (UTC) def. Gonzalez/Lefler (APSU), 8-3



1. Lindsey Ballard (UTC) def. Mariana Pagan (APSU), 6-2, 6-1

2. Grace Robinette (UTC) def. Michelle Liew (APSU), 6-2, 7-5

3. Bonnie Adams (UTC) def. Morgan Klieber (APSU), 7-5, 6-0

4. Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Laura Gonzalez (APSU), 6-0, 6-1

5. Annie Green (UTC) def. Alexandria Pyle (APSU), 6-0, 6-1

6. Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC) def. Mary Beth Lefler (APSU), 6-3, 6-2

Team records: UTC (7-8); Austin Peay State (0-10)


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