The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team snapped a two-match skid with a 7-0 shutout of Lee University today. The Lady Mocs even their record at 6-6 with today's win while the Flames dropped to 4-2.
With a threat of bad weather in the Chattanooga area, both coaches agreed to start the day with singles play. Sophomore Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) responded by blanking Kelsey Gray (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1. Freshman Alex Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) snapped her personal three-match losing streak in singles action with a (6-2, 6-1) win over Annie Sundberg at No. 2. Flynn has a team-best 13-7 record this season.
Juniors Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and Shaina Singh (Vancouver, B.C.) both snapped two-match losing streaks with wins at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Freshman Diana Zora (Barrancabermeja, Columbia) and junior Brianna Wishing (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) both got their first wins of the spring at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
The rain held off long enough to get in the doubles matches. Flynn and Hangstefer defeated Gray and Emily Orist (8-2) at No. 1, followed by Zora and junior Charlotte Bossy's (8-1) win over Sara Anix and Kassidy Sherlin at No. 3.
Nurik and Singh were up 5-0, but had to battle for an 8-6 win over Annie Sundberg and Tarah Garner at No. 2. It was Nurik and Singh's sixth-straight win as they improve to a team-high 14-5 on the year.
The Lady Mocs return to Southern Conference action this weekend when they host Wofford (10-7, 2-1 SoCon) and Furman (5-8, 2-0 SoCon). Chattanooga is tied for third in the league with the Terriers at 2-1 in SoCon action.
Match time against Wofford is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) on the UTC Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 26. Furman is second in the SoCon and will visit UTC at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the Champions Club.
Chattanooga 7, Lee University 0
Mar 23, 2011 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (UTC Tennis Courts)
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Kelsey Gray (LEE) 6-0, 6-0
2. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Annie Sundberg (LEE) 6-2, 6-1
3. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Sara Anic (LEE) 6-0, 6-1
4. Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Emily Orist (LEE) 6-0, 6-3
5. Diana Zora (UTC) def. Tarah Garner (LEE) 6-4, 6-0
6. Brianna Wishing (UTC) def. Kassidy Sherlin (LEE) 6-0, 6-4
1. Alexa Flynn/Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Kelsey Gray/Emily Orist (LEE) 8-2
2. Jenna Nurik/Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Annie Sundberg/Tarah Garner (LEE) 8-6
3. Diana Zora/Charlotte Bossy (UTC) def. Sara Anic/Kassidy Sherlin (LEE) 8-1