Sophomore Kayla Jones.
Courtesy: Dale Rutemeyer
Saturday Recap from Memphis Collegiate Invite

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team scored three big singles wins on the second day of the Memphis Collegiate Invite on Saturday.  Junior Kaylene Chadwell and sophomore Kayla Jones both had three-set wins on the second day of competition. 

Jones scored a (6-2, 3-6, 6-1) victory over Memphis All-CUSA performer Alyssa Hibberd in the Blue Draw.  Jones is in Sunday’s consolation finals and faces Miami’s (Ohio) Christina Raymond. 

Chadwell scored a comeback win over Marquette’s Ali Dawson (5-7, 6-3, 6-2).  She is also in the consolation finals, facing Miami’s Alix Thurman in the Gray Draw.   

Senior Alexa Flynn had a three-set battle of her own in the White Draw.  She fell to Tulsa’s Rongron Leenabanchong (4-6, 6-3, 6-1).  She is in Sunday’s third place match against Tulsa’s Maria Sant’Anna.

Sophomore Alison Storie also had a singles win on Saturday, defeating Lipscomb’s Sierra Troxel (6-2, 6-3) in the Orange Draw.  Storie will take on Marquette’s Rocio Diaz in the consolation finals.   

UTC notched a win in doubles action on Saturday.  Chadwell and junior Claire Mulyadi had an 8-4 win over Miami’s Ramona Costea and Andreea Badileanu (8-4).  Chadwell and Mulyadi are in the consolation finals of the Gray Draw and will face a mixed team of Carol Benito (Tulsa) and Ansley Boarman (ACU) on Sunday.

Storie and sophomore Jovana Pecovski are in the third place match of the Gray Draw against Abilene Christian’s Emily Conrad and Nada Marjanovic.

Sunday’s action will wrap up the fall schedule for the Lady Mocs.  Be sure to check back to for complete results and updated draws. 

Memphis Collegiate Invite Saturday Results
Blue Draw
Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Gray Draw
Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Ali Dawson (Marquette) – 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

White Draw
Rongrong Leenabanchong (Tulsa) def. Alexa Flynn  (UTC) – 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Black Draw
Carol Benito (Tulsa) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC) – 6-3, 6-3

Orange Draw
Alison Storie (UTC) def. Sierra Troxel (Lipscomb) – 6-2, 6-3

Marta Morga (Memphis) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) – 6-1, 6-2
Rocio Diaz (Marquette) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) - 6-7 (8), 6-1, 6-1

Pink Draw
Vanessa Foltinger (Marquette) def. Jovana Pecovski (UTC) – 6-0, 6-3

Blue Doubles Draw
Ana Pimienta/Erin Gebes (Marquette) def. Alexa Flynn/Kelsey Coots (UTC) – 8-5
Kayla Jones/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Alix Thurmond/Christiana Raymond (Miami) – 8-1

Gray Doubles Draw
Vanessa Foltinger/Laia Hernandez Soler (Marquette) def. Alison Storie/Jovana Pecovski (UTC) – 8-3
Kaylene Chadwell/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Ramona Costea/Andreea Badileanu (Miami, OH) – 8-4

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