The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 win against Belmont at the Hixson Racquet Club this afternoon. The Lady Mocs won all nine matches to improve to 2-0 on the season.
UTC opened by sweeping the doubles to take a 1-0 lead. Freshmen Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) and Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) scored an 8-3 win at No. 1 over Sandra Kancheva and Carolyn Claire. Senior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) and Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) improved to 6-1 on the year with their 8-3 win over Fabiana Mersan and Nikki Maciel at No. 2. Junior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) completed the sweep with their 8-4 win over Catherine Holliday and Natalia Nunes at No. 3.
Coots made quick work of her bout with Kancheva at No. 6, posting a straight-set win (6-0, 6-0) without dropping a game. It was her 10th singles win of the year as she improved to 2-0 in dual matches.
Nurik followed that with a (6-0, 6-4) win at No. 1 against Holliday to give UTC a 3-0 lead. Jones clinched the win with her (6-1, 6-0) win over Caire at No. 4.
Chadwell (6-2, 6-0) and Flynn (6-2, 6-0) both won in straight sets while only losing two games at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Freshman Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) closed out the action with her (6-3, 6-1) win at No. 6.
The Lady Mocs are back on the court on Friday, Feb. 1, when they host Middle Tennessee State. First serve is set for 6:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at the Hixson Racquet Club. A link for live scoring is available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Chattanooga 7, Belmont 0
1. Kelsey Coots/Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Sandra Kancheva/Carolyn Caire (BEL) - 8-3
2. Jenna Nurik/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Fabiana Mersan/Nikki Maciel (BEL) - 8-3
3. Katie Polk/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Catherine Holliday/Natalia Nunes (BEL) - 8-4
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Catherine Holliday (BEL) - 6-0, 6-4
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Nikki Maciel (BEL) - 6-2, 6-0
3. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Fabiana Mersan (BEL) - 6-1, 6-1
4. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Carolyn Caire (BEL) - 6-1, 6-0
5. Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Sandra Kancheva (BEL) - 6-0, 6-0
6. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) def. Natalia Nunes (BEL) - 6-3, 6-1