SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- The Chattanooga women’s tennis team nabbed its first Southern Conference win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Wofford at the Reeves Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
Chattanooga freshman Emily Hangstefer clinched the match for the Lady Mocs with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at the No. 4 position over her older sister’s team, former UTC women’s tennis player Katie Hangstefer.
The Lady Mocs got wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to clinch the point and take a 1-0 lead. Hangstefer and Grace Robinette defeated Haley Baird and Sabrina Smyers 8-1 at No.2 and Shaina Singh and Annie Green clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Sonia Anand and Kristin Demosthenes at No. 3.
The Lady Mocs took a 2-0 lead with a win by Jennemieke van der Veek over Ashley Lawrence 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Baird cut it to one with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 over UTC’s Charlotte Bossy and then the Terriers tied it up 2-2 with a 6-2, 6-2 win by Anand at No. 5 over Green.
Shaina Singh put the Lady Mocs up 3-2 with a hard-fought three-set win at No. 1, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, over Cayley Wetzig. Hangstefer would clinch the match for UTC in a come-from-behind win at No. 4 avenging the Lady Mocs 5-2 loss to the Terriers last season in Chattanooga.
Brianna Wishing gave the Lady Mocs a fifth point with her first dual match win of the season at the No. 6 position, defeating Betsy Hauer 6-3, 6-1.
Chattanooga will return to action Sunday afternoon at Furman. The match is set to begin at noon in Greenville, S.C.
1. Wetzig-Lawrence def. van der Veek-Bossy 8-5
2. Hangstefer-Robinette (UTC) def. Baird-Smyers 8-1
3. Singh-Green (UTC) def. Anand-Demosthenes 8-4
order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1. Singh (UTC) def. Wetzig 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
2. van der Veek (UTC) def. Lawrence 6-0, 6-2
3. Baird def. Bossy (UTC)6-2, 6-2
4. Hangstefer (UTC)def. Smyers 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Anand def. Green (UTC)6-2, 6-2
6. Wishing (UTC) def. Hauer 6-3, 6-1
order of finish: 2, 3, 5, 1, 4*, 6
· Hangstefer clinched match against against her sister's team
· Won two come-from-behind three-set matches at #1 and #4
· Grace Robinette got first dual match doubles win;
· Singh-Green clinch doubles point for second match in a row
· Wishing gets first dual match victory of the season today
· Avenged a 5-2 loss to Wofford last year in Chattanooga