Lady Mocs Close Out Regular Season This Week
Seniors Grace Robinette and Annie Green
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team wraps up the 2011 regular season this week.  The Lady Mocs host Samford for Senior Day on Wednesday, April 13, and travel to Appalachian State to close out the schedule on Saturday, April 16. 

Chattanooga seniors Grace Robinette (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Annie Green (Alpharetta, Ga.) will play in their final home match against the Bulldogs on Wednesday.  Match time is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) on the UTC Tennis Courts, and live scoring will be available on

Both Robinette and Green have missed significant time due to injuries and illness, but they have provided invaluable senior leadership throughout the season.  They helped the Lady Mocs grab what would be the deciding doubles point in a 4-3 win over Davidson on Sunday. 

Green is 6-4 in singles play while Robinette is 3-5 in doubles action this season.  Robinette is an Academic All-SoCon honoree and ITA Scholar-Athlete while both have been on the Dean's List throughout their careers. 

Sitting at 10-9 overall and 5-3 in the SoCon, the Lady Mocs need one more victory to secure their first winning season since 2003.  Chattanooga has already posted its most SoCon wins since going 6-4 in 2004. 

UTC is a half-game behind Samford for fourth place in the SoCon.  The Lady Mocs have already locked up a first-round bye in the SoCon Tournament hosted by Chattanooga at the Champions Club on April 20-23. 

Sophomore Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.), the 2010 SoCon Freshman of the Year, is 11-8 in spring action at the top spot.  She is also one of five Lady Mocs in double-figures with a 16-13 overall record.  Freshman Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) leads the team with a 17-10 singles mark. 

Junior Shaina Singh (Vancouver, B.C.) is the third Lady Moc with 10 wins.  She has won six of her last eight and is now 16-13.  Junior Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) is 5-8 at No. 3 while fellow junior Charlotte Bossy (Koekelare, Belgium) is 8-4 at No. 5.  Freshman Diana Zora (Barrancabermeja, Colombia) has been in the lineup the last month and is 4-6 in dual matches.   

Nurik and Singh make up UTC's top doubles team.  They have won six of their last eight matches and are 13-5 in the spring, 18-7 overall. 

The Lady Mocs end the regular season with a 12:00 p.m. match at Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. on Saturday. 

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