Mocs Take Three Titles at Steve Baras Tennis Classic
CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)-- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team finished the 32nd annual UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic by winning three draws today. The Mocs won two singles titles and a doubles crown at the Champions Club.
Senior Kaylene Chadwell and junior Kelsey Coots were co-champions of the Choo Choo draw. They both advanced to the finals with wins yesterday. Junior Alison Storie came out on top in the Tennessee River Draw with a three-set win today. She held off Jacksonville State's Genevie Ulanday (7-5, 5-7, 6-3).
Coots and fellow junior Kayla Jones teamed up to take the top doubles flight. They beat UT Martin's Naito and Tari 8-2 in the finals of the Blue Doubles Draw.
Jones finished second in the Blue Singles Draw, featuring the top players in the tournament. She lost in the finals to Eastern Kentucky's Amandine Faouzi in a three-set battle (6-1, 0-6, 7-5).
Freshman Samantha Caswell placed third in the Gold Draw. She won her third place match today over Western Carolina's Shannon Bettiol (7-5, 6-1). She has a win and a third place showing in two tournaments in her young career.
Senior Claire Mulydai also had a third place finish today. She defeated Lipscomb's Jenny Borck (6-2, 6-2) in the Lookout Mountain Draw. Senior Jovana Pecovski capped off a strong weekend as part of a split doubles team. She partnered with Samford's Savannah Wood to win three doubles matches in the White Draw round-robin.
Chattanooga is back on the courts Oct. 17-21 at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional in Knoxville, Tenn. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for a full preview.
Blue Draw Amandine Faouzi (EKU) def. Kayla Jones (UTC) – 6-1, 0-6, 7-5