Women's Tennis Faces Appalachian State in SoCon Tournament First Round
photo by David Humber
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

The women’s tennis team squares off with Appalachian State Thursday in the opening round of the 2008 Southern Conference Tennis Championships.


The tournament is played in Charleston, S.C., and the Lady Mocs’ first-round match will take place at the Earle Tennis Center on the campus of The Citadel.


Chattanooga is the eighth seed and enters the competition with an 8-11 overall record and a 2-9 conference mark.  The ninth-seeded Mountaineers are 7-12 on the year.


The Lady Mocs earned a 5-2 victory over Appalachian State in a home match on March 8.  Chattanooga took the doubles point and won four of six singles matches for the win.


Contributing singles wins for the Lady Mocs were seniors Lindsey Ballard and Bonnie Adams at the first and third singles positions respectively, and freshmen Grace Robinette and Arianna Sanjines at No. 4 and 6 singles respectively.


The lineup under Head Coach Jeff Clark has switched slightly as Robinette has moved into the No. 2 singles slot.  Junior Beata Knizat plays the No. 4 position.  Annie Green, a freshman, holds down the fifth position.


Sophomore Kate Ksiezopolski figures into the mix in the early doubles competition.


Appalachian State has lost two straight and three of the last four.  The Mountaineers knocked the Lady Mocs out of the tournament in the opening round last year in a 4-3 decision.


The winner of the match will face Furman, the No. 1 seed, Friday at 10 a.m.  The Paladins are the defending league champions.

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