Mocs Host Austin Peay Monday to Open Spring Action
CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The 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 GoMocs.com.