The match with the Blazers is set for 1:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at the Lakeshore Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala. UAB is 6-10 on the year and looking to snap a three-match slide. Jenny Cape leads the team with an 11-4 mark, playing the No. 4 and No. 5 spots. Evelien Strijker is 10-5 at No. 2. UTC lost to the Blazers 4-3 in Chattanooga last season.
UTC is currently 9-8 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference action. With four matches left, the Lady Mocs can wrap up a winning season for the first time since going 13-10 in 2003 with two wins this week. Chattanooga's four SoCon wins are the most since posting a 6-4 mark in 2004.
UTC is tied for fourth in the SoCon race with Samford. The top-5 seeds get a bye in the 2011 SoCon Tournament hosted by Chattanooga at the Champions Club on April 20-23. The Bulldogs and Lady Mocs hold a 1/2-game lead over Elon for the final bye.
Sophomore Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.), the 2010 SoCon Freshman of the Year, is 9-8 in spring action at the top spot. She is also one of three Lady Mocs in double-figures with a 14-13 record on the year. Freshman Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) leads the team with a 16-9 singles mark.
Junior Shaina Singh (Vancouver, B.C.) is the third Lady Moc with 10 wins. She has won five of her last six and is now 15-12. Junior Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) is 5-7 at No. 3 while fellow junior Charlotte Bossy (Koekelare, Belgium) is 7-4 at No. 5. Freshman Diana Zora (Barrancabermeja, Colombia) has been in the lineup the last three weeks and is 3-6 in dual matches.
Nurik and Singh make up UTC's top doubles team. They have won five of their last six matches and are 12-4 in the spring, 17-6 overall.
The Lady Mocs welcome Davidson to the UTC Tennis Courts for a 12:00 p.m. match on Sunday. The Wildcats are currently 4-14 overall and 0-4 in the SoCon. Chattanooga is looking to avenge a 6-1 loss at Davidson last season. Brites Moniz-Soares leads the team with a 6-10 record in singles play. She pairs with Alison Rauh for the Wildcats' top doubles tandem at 6-7.
GoMocs.com, the official website of Chattanooga Athletics, will have live scoring available for all of the Lady Mocs' home matches this spring. A link to the live scoring for the Davidson match is available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.