Lady Mocs Defeat Wofford 6-1 in SoCon Action
Senior Beata Knizat won both her singles and doubles matches today.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team defeated Wofford 6-1 at the UTC Tennis Courts today.  The Lady Mocs post back-to-back wins for the first time this season and improve to 6-9 on the year and 2-3 in Southern Conference action. 

UTC jumped out to a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point for the sixth straight match.  Freshman Jenna Nurik and sophomore Shaina Singh won their seventh consecutive doubles match, defeating Lucy Schermerhorn and Sabrina Smyers 8-3. 

Junior Annie Green and senior Beata Knizat also battled to an 8-6 win over Stephanie Cox and Lindsay Larkin.  It was their fifth straight doubles win as they improve to 5-0 as a tandem in the spring. 

"Any time you get a Southern Conference victory it is a big deal," stated head coach Jeff Clark.  "I am really proud of the way we played today.  We fought hard and came out with a big win.

Nurik continued her hot streak with a win at No. 1.  She won the first set 6-0 against Sabrina Smyers before Smyers pulled out during the second set due to an injury.  It was Nurik's sixth consecutive win at No. 1 singles as she improves to 17-6 on the year.  She is 10-5 in dual match action and 3-2 in SoCon matches. 

Sophomore Charlotte Bossy put Chattanooga up 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Lucy Schermerhorn at No. 5.  It was Bossy's fourth straight singles win a she improves to 7-12 on the year and 5-6 in dual match action. 

Cox scored the Terriers' only point with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Grace Robinette at No. 4.  Singh clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Haley Baird at No. 2.  Knizat won her No. 6 match 6-3, 6-3 over Lindsay Larkin.  Hangstefer capped off the afternoon with a three-set battle against Guinn Garcia.  Hangstefer came away with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory for her 13th singles win of the season. 

Wofford fall to 1-14 on the season and 0-4 in SoCon play with the loss.  Chattanooga is back in action tomorrow when they host Furman (9-6, 2-1 SoCon) at the UTC Tennis Courts.  The match begins at 10:00 a.m. and live scoring is available on GoMocs.com.  Furman just had its 100-match SoCon regular season winning streak snapped with a 6-1 loss at Samford today. 

Chattanooga 6, Wofford 1
Doubles Competition
1. Haley Baird/Guinn Garcia (WOFW) def. Charlotte Bossy/Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 8-6
2. Jenna Nurik/Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Lucy Schermerhorn/Sabrina Smyers (WOFW) - 8-3
3. Annie Green/Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Stephanie Cox/Lindsay Larkin (WOFW) - 8-6

Singles Competition
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Sabrina Smyers (WOFW) - 6-0, retired
2. Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Haley Baird (WOFW) - 6-4, 6-3
3. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Guinn Garcia (WOFW) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
4. Stephanie Cox (WOFW) def. Grace Robinette (UTC) - 6-3, 6-4
5. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) - 6-3, 6-1
6. Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Lindsay Larkin (WOFW) - 6-3, 6-3

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