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15th Annual UTC Porky's Open
Lady Mocs Fall to Furman in SoCon Match
Junior Annie Green teamed with senior Beata Knizat to win their fifth straight doubles match today.
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
The Chattanooga women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Furman Sunday at the Manker Patten Tennis Club. The loss dropped the Lady Mocs to 6-10 overall and 2-4 in the Southern Conference. Furman improved to 10-6 and 3-1 with the win.

In doubles competition, the Lady Mocs fell behind early and were unable to recover. Despite mounting slight comebacks at No. 1 and No. 2, UTC fell at both spots and Furman earned the first point of the match.

Annie Green and Beata Knizat won at No. 3 for the fifth straight match, and improved to 6-0 this spring by taking the match 8-6. Jenna Nurik and Shaina Singh saw their streak of seven straight doubles victories come to an end, falling to Jennifer Betts and Jessica Preeg 8-4. Charlotte Bossy and Emily Hangstefer lost at No. 1, 8-3, to Monica Arguello and Lauren Kline.

More streaks came to an end in singles play. Nurik lost for the first time in seven matches at No. 1, falling to Monica Arguello, 6-1, 6-2. Bossy's four-match winning streak ended when she was defeated by Susan Bitetti, 6-1, 6-0.

The Lady Mocs did not win a set during the match, although Singh nearly took the first set against Lauren Kline, before falling 6-4, 6-1.

Up next for the Lady Mocs is a two-match road swing to Western Carolina Friday, April 2 then to Samford on April 8. The next home match is set for Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) on the UTC Tennis Courts against Mercer.

Furman 7, Chattanooga 0
Doubles Competition
Monica Arguello/Lauren Kline (FU) def. Emily Hangstefer/Charlotte Bossy (UTC) - 8-3
Jennifer Betts/Jessica Preeg (FU) def. Jenna Nurik/Shaina Singh (UTC) - 8-4
Annie Green/Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Olivia Maurice/Michele Stanford (FU) - 8-6

Singles Competiton
Monica Arguello (FU) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) - 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Kline (FU) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) - 6-4, 6-1
Jessica Preeg (FU) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 6-0, 6-3
Michele Stanford (FU) def. Grace Robinette (UTC) - 6-3, 6-1
Susan Bitetti (FU) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) - 6-1, 6-0
Jennifer Betts (FU) def. Beata Knizat (UTC) - 6-3, 6-4

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