Lady Mocs Grab 4-3 Win at Georgia Southern
Junior Emily Hangstefer
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team picked up an impressive Southern Conference road win at Georgia Southern today.  The Lady Mocs dropped the doubles point, but won four of the first five singles matches to clinch a 4-3 win.  UTC improves to 9-7 overall and 4-2 in SoCon action. 

Sophomore Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) and junior Shaina Singh (Vancouver, B.C.) won for the eighth time in the last nine matches at No. 2 doubles.  They defeated Mimi Bollaci and Natalie Maffett 8-1 to improve to 16-6 overall. 

Despite the win from Nurik and Singh, the Lady Mocs fell behind 1-0 after losing the doubles points.  It is just the second time this season UTC has lost the doubles point and come back to win the match. 

Chattanooga grabbed the first set in all six singles matches to set the tone early.  Freshman Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) continued her impressive season with a (6-2, 6-3) win over Melanie Rolle at No. 2.  She improves to a team-best 16-8 overall with her second-straight win. 

Singh was next off the court with a (6-3, 6-4) win over Ashley Hungerford at No. 4.  It was Singh's fifth-straight win, improving to 15-11 overall and 10-4 in the fourth slot.  Junior Charlotte Bossy (Koekelare, Belgium) followed that with a gritty win at No. 5.  She was trailing 5-3 in the second set to Alessandra Dzuba before winning four-straight games to clinch the match (6-2, 7-5). 

The Eagles pulled to within 3-2 when Ali Beavers defeated Nurik (3-6, 6-3, 6-0) at No. 1.  Junior Emily Hangstefer then stepped up and clinched the win with her (7-5, 6-3) victory over Maffett at No. 2.   

"It was a total team effort in getting an important conference road victory," stated head coach Jeff Clark.  "We battled tough conditions in high winds the whole match, but we kept fighting all of the way.  I am very proud of the team's effort today."

The Lady Mocs head to the College of Charleston for a 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) match tomorrow.  Live scoring will be available on GoMocs.com. 

Chattanooga 4, Georgia Southern 3
Apr 02, 2011 at Statesboro, Ga. (Hanner Tennis Courts)
Doubles competition
1. Ali Beavers/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) def. Alexa Flynn/Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 9-7
2. Shaina Singh/Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Mimi Bollaci/Natalie Maffett (GSU) - 8-1
3. Melanie Rolle/Ashley Hungerford (GSU) def. Charlotte Bossy/Diana Zora (UTC) - 8-4

Singles competition
1. Ali Beavers (GSU) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
2. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Melanie Rolle (GSU) - 6-2, 6-3
3. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) - 7-5, 6-3
4. Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Ashley Hungerford (GSU) - 6-3, 6-4
5. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) def. Alessandra Dzuba (GSU) - 6-2, 7-5
6. Allison Beeler (GSU) def. Diana Zora (UTC) - 3-6, 7-6 (10-4), 11-9

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