The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team dropped its first match of the season in a 4-2 loss at Appalachian State today. The Lady Mocs fall to 8-1 on the year after losing their Southern Conference opener. ASU improves to 8-1 after winning its first league match.
UTC dropped the doubles point for the first time this season, losing two of three very closely played matches. Senior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) and sophomore Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) defeated Clare Cox and Jennifer Ansari (8-7 (1)) at No. 2 for the lone doubles wins.
Chadwell and freshman Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) posted singles wins, scoring the two points for the Lady Mocs. Jones remained undefeated in singles is a (6-0, 6-1) impressive win over Ansari at No. 3. Nurik and sophomore Claire Mulyadi (Semarang, Indonesia) both lost their first matches of the spring.
UTC returns home for a Sunday match against Western Carolina. First serve is set for Noon (E.S.T.) at the UTC Tennis Courts. A link for live scoring is available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Appalachian State 4, Chattanooga 2
Mar 01, 2013 at Boone, N.C. (Yonahlossee Racquet Club)
1. Ellie Linsell/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. Kayla Jones/Kelsey Coots (UTC) 9-7
2. Jenna Nurik/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Clare Cox/Jennifer Ansari (APP) 8-7 (7-1)
3. Gabriela Celi/Brianna Armellino (APP) def. Claire Mulyadi/Alexa Flynn (UTC) 8-6
1. Ellie Linsell (APP) def. Jenna Nurik (UTC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Clare Cox (APP) 7-5, 6-1
3. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Jennifer Ansari (APP) 6-0, 6-1
4. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) vs. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Alexa Flynn (UTC) 6-4, 6-1