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Freshman Kayla Jones.
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Lady Mocs Sweep Western Carolina 7-0
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team posted a 7-0 sweep of Western Carolina at The Baylor School today.  Cold temps in the Scenic City forced the match indoors, but UTC was still able to improve to 9-1 overall and even its Southern Conference record a 1-1 with today's win.

The Lady Mocs won all 10 matches for the fifth time this season.  It was also their seventh shutout of the year.  The Catamounts dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in SoCon action.

Freshmen Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) and Alison Storie (Johnson City, Tenn.) got things started with an 8-1 win over Sara Ruiz Pajares and Erin Maguire at No. 3.  Senior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) and Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) were next off the court with an 8-2 victory over Nicole Nielly and Shannon Bettiol at No. 1.  It was their sixth straight doubles win as they improved to 8-1 in the spring and 12-2 overall. 

With the first point decided, junior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and sophomore Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) kept UTC undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stacia Kissell and Karen Jimenez at No. 2. 

Jones was first off the court in singles play, only dropping one game in her (6-1, 6-0) win over Pajares at No. 3.  Jones is undefeated in spring play at 10-0 and has an impressive 21-2 overall record.  Fellow freshman Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) put UTC up 3-0 with her (6-0, 6-3) win over Nielly at No. 4. 

Chadwell clinched the win with a (6-1, 6-2) victory over Jimenez at No. 2.  With the match decided, Nurik, Mulyadi and freshman Jovana Pecovski (Apitan, Serbia) also posted singles wins. 

"It was a good day for us," stated head coach Jeff Clark.  "We played well and it was nice to see us rebound after our first loss of the season on Friday."

The Lady Mocs hit the road next week for a pair of matches at UNCG and Elon.  UTC faces the 2012 SoCon regular season champion Spartans on Saturday, March 9, at Noon (E.S.T.) in Greensboro, N.C.  The Elon match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, in Elon, N.C.

Chattanooga 7, Western Carolina 0
Mar 03, 2013 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (The Baylor School)
Doubles competition
1. Jenna Nurik/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Nicole Nielly/Shannon Bettiol (WCU) - 8-2
2. Claire Mulyadi/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Stacia Kissell/Karen Jiménez (WCU) - 8-4
3. Kayla Jones/Alison Storie (UTC) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares/Erin Maguire (WCU) - 8-1

Singles competition
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Stacia Kissell (WCU) - 6-2, 6-2
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Karen Jiménez (WCU) - 6-1, 6-2
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) - 6-0, 6-1
4. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Nicole Nielly (WCU) - 6-0, 6-3
5. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) - 6-1, 6-0
6. Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Erin Maguire (WCU) - 6-2, 6-2

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