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Mocs Host Austin Peay Monday to Open Spring Action

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CHATTANOOGA, TN ( University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team opens its 2015 spring schedule on Monday.  The Mocs host Austin Peay at the Manker Patten indoor courts at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).

The Mocs are 10-2 all-time against the Governors, including last year's 7-0 win in Clarksville, Tenn.  That match was also the season-opener.  UTC won all six singles in straight sets. 

The Mocs return eight of nine letter winners from last year's team that went 18-5 and finished third in the Southern Conference at 7-2.  It was the second year in a row with 18 wins for UTC and its best showing in the SoCon race since 2002.  UTC finished the year ranked No. 9 in the final ITA Ohio Valley Region poll.

Three seniors lead the way for the Mocs, including Kaylene Chadwell, Claire Mulyadi and Jovana Pecovski.  Chadwell was first team All-SoCon doubles player last season, while Pecovski was 6-2 in doubles.  Mulyadi was a second team All-SoCon doubles player and had 13-5 mark in singles at No. 5 in the spring. 

Also returning are All-SoCon performers Kayla Jones and Kelsey Coots.  Both juniors, Jones was honored for her singles play while Coots was a standout in doubles.  Jones went 15-8 at No. 1, including a 7-2 mark in conference singles.  Coots was 8-1 in SoCon doubles matches and had a 16-9 overall singles record.

A link for live scoring for Monday's match is available on the women's tennis schedule page on

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