The Bulldogs swept doubles play for a 1-0 lead. It was the first time UTC had been swept in doubles since a March 6 loss at UNC Greensboro. It was also the first loss of the season for senior Beata Knizat and junior Annie Green. UTC's No. 3 duo was 7-0 entering today's action.
Sophomore Shaina Singh posted the only win of the afternoon for Chattanooga. She defeated Andrie Meiring 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 to improve to 16-11 on the year.
The Lady Mocs return to Chattanooga for a pair of matches over the weekend. UTC hosts Mercer on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) on the UTC Tennis Courts. Chattanooga also welcomes Georgia Southern on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. on the UTC Tennis Courts. Live scoring will be available for both matches this weekend.
Samford 6, Chattanooga 1
1. Lindsey Mallory/Taylor Morgan (SAM-WT) def. Jenna Nurik/Shaina Singh (UTC) - 8-3
2. Rebecca Kirven/Andrie Meiring (SAM-WT) def. Emily Hangstefer/Charlotte Bossy (UTC) - 8-5
3. Madelie van Rensburg/Stephanie Parkison (SAM-WT) def. Annie Green/Beata Knizat (UTC) - 8-2
1. Taylor Morgan (SAM-WT) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) - 7-5, 6-3
2. Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Andrie Meiring (SAM-WT) - 6-4, 6-4
3. Madelie van Rensburg (SAM-WT) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 6-0, 6-2
4. Stephanie Parkison (SAM-WT) def. Beata Knizat (UTC) - 6-3, 6-3
5. Rebecca Kirven (SAM-WT) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) - 6-0, 6-2
6. Lindsey Mallory (SAM-WT) def. Jennifer Taylor (UTC) - 6-1, 6-4