The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team posted eight wins in 13 matches on the opening day of the Georgia State Southern Shootout in Atlanta, Ga. The Lady Mocs won four of seven in doubles and posted four wins in six singles bouts.
UTC was led by sophomores Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) and Kelsey Coots (Huntsville, Ala.) in doubles action. They won two Flight 3 matches and only dropped two games on the day.
Sophomores Alison Storie (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Jovana Pecovski (Apatin, Serbia) teamed up for an 8-6 win over Emory’s Bruna Correa and Catharine Harris at No. 4.
Senior Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and sophomore Kayla Jones (Memphis, Tenn.) split their matches at No. 1. They finished doubles play with an 8-6 win over Emory’s Beatrice Rosen and Stephanie Loutsenko.
Jones continued her strong start to the fall singles season with a straight-set win over Georgia State’s Masa Grgan in the Flight 1. Jones defeated Grgan 6-3, 6-1 to improve to 4-0 in the fall.
Junior Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) also had a strong win in the singles Flight 2. She defeated Panthers’ Marcia Tere-Apisah (6-4, 7-5). Flynn gave UTC three wins in the top draws with her (6-2, 6-4) victory against Georgia State’s Chaimaa Roudami in Flight 3. Storie had the other singles win in Flight 6, a (6-1, 6-3) victory over GSU’s Tiffany Flood.
Action continues tomorrow in the Georgia State Southern Shootout. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results.
Flight 1 Doubles
Sophie Rufyikiri/Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Kayla Jones/Alexa Flynn (UTC) - 8-2
Kayla Jones/Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Beatrice Rosen/Stephanie Loutsenko (Emory) - 8-6
Flight 2 Doubles
Medy Blankvoort/Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Chadwell/Mulyadi (UTC) - 8-2
Madison Gordon/Brenna Kelly (Emory) def. Chadwell/Mulyadi (UTC) - 8-7 (7-5)
Flight 3 Doubles
Katie Polk/Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Angela Tejdor (ULM)/Catherine Harris (Emory) - 8-2
Katie Polk/Kelsey Coots (UTC) def. Katarina Su/Danielle Truitt (Emory) - 8-0
Flight 4 Doubles
Alison Storie/Jovana Pecovski (UTC) def. Bruna Correa/Catharine Harris (Emory) - 8-6
Flight 1 Singles
Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Masa Grgan (GSU) - 6-3, 6-4
Flight 2 Singles
Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Marcia Tere-Apisah (GSU) - 6-4, 7-5
Flight 3 Singles
Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Chaimaa Roudami (GSU) 6-2, 6-4
Flight 4 Singles
Maryna Kozachenko (GSU) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) 7-5, 6-1
Flight 5 Singles
Tarani Kamoe (GSU) def. Katie Polk (UTC) - 6-3, 7-5
Flight 6 Singles
Alison Storie (UTC) def. Tiffany Flood (GSU) - 6-1, 6-3