Chattanooga was swept in doubles for just the third time this season. The Lady Mocs were able to mount a comeback, taking three of the first five single matches to knot the team score at 3-3.
Freshman Diana Zora (Barrancabermeja, Columbia) started it off with a (6-3, 6-1) win at No. 6 over Brittany DeFelice.
Sophomore Jenna Nurik followed with a win at No. 1 over Girogia Romeo (6-3, 6-3). Freshman Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) evened the score with her (6-4, 6-2) win over Paula Alvarez at No. 3. For Flynn, it was her team leading 17th win of the year.
The match came down to the No. 2 bout between UAB's Evelien Strijker and UTC junior Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain, Tenn.). Strijker won the first set 7-5, but Hangstefer responded with a 6-2 win in the second. The match was sealed with Strijker's 6-4 win in the third.
Chattanooga returns home on Sunday, April 10, to host Davidson. First serve is set for 12:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at the UTC Tennis Courts and live scoring will be available on GoMocs.com.
UAB 4, Chattanooga 3
4/7/2011 at Birmingham, Ala. (Lakeshore Tennis Center)
1. Paula Alvarez/Evelien Strijker (UAB) def. Jenna Nurik/Shaina Singh (UTC) - 8-6
2. Jenny Cape/Giorgia Romeo (UAB) def. Charlotte Bossy/Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 8-5
3. Brittany DeFelice/Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Alexa Flynn/Grace Robinette (UTC) - 8-1
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Giorgia Romeo (UAB) - 6-3, 6-3
2. Evelien Strijker (UAB) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
3. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Paula Alvarez (UAB) - 6-4, 6-2
4. Jenny Cape (UAB) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) - 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
5. Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) - 6-0, 6-0
6. Diana Zora (UTC) def. Brittany DeFelice (UAB) - 6-3, 6-1