Women’s tennis records second shutout for 2-0 start

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Junior Allison Storie, Johnson City, Tenn., opened their match against Kennesaw State with a win in the singles competition.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s tennis team improves to 2-0 in the season after shutting out Kennesaw State on Saturday, Jan. 24. “It was a fun match tonight,” said head coach Jeff Clark to gomocs.com. “We had a great crowd out here and I thought our team brought a lot of energy.” The […]

Men’s Tennis: Mocs drop two non-conference matches over the weekend

By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The UTC men’s tennis team hosted two different opponents at the Hixson Racquet Club. The Mocs dropped both matches by a score of 4-3. On Saturday, the Mocs hosted in-state rival Austin Peay to open their home schedule. The Mocs dominated the doubles portion of the match. Luke Saunders a […]

Men’s tennis drops opening matches

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Junior Nick Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will compete for a top spot.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Men’s tennis fell to Middle Tennessee State, 6-1, in the season opener Saturday, Jan. 17. The Mocs are now 11-18 all-time against MTSU and haven’t had a win against the Blue Raiders since 1988. The Mocs won the first point in doubles, but were not able to compete against the […]

Q&A: Women’s tennis coach discusses his team’s experience

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Kelsey Coots, Huntsville, Ala., will return for her junior season.

By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The UTC women’s tennis team led by head coach Jeff Clark has mounted back-to-back 18-win seasons. However, they fell short of their main goal of winning the conference championship. After a third-place finish in 2014 and eight of nine players returning from that group, expectations are high for Clark’s squad. […]

Tennis preps for 2015 spring season

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The men and women’s tennis teams announced their 2015 spring schedules that will close out against Southern Conference opponents. For the men’s team, they will split the season with 10 home matches and 10 road matches, with seven of them being in the SoCon beginning March 8. On the […]

Get to know your Mocs: Samantha Caswell

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — As the only freshman on the women’s tennis team, Samantha Caswell, Chattanooga, is enjoying the new experiences college tennis has to offer. “That’s what I wanted out of college; I knew I wanted to be on a team,” Caswell said. Although she was the No. 1 recruit of the class […]

Tennis prepares for weekend tournament

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Junior Kelsey Coots, Huntsville, Ala., will compete next weekend at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. The Lady Mocs are coming off of a big victory at the Steve Baras Fall Classic, winning 10 of 12 matches.

John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Both men and women’s tennis teams will compete in their third tournament of the fall season at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. “We’ve had some reasonable results so far, but there’s always room to improve,” men’s head coach Carlos Garcia said. “We just have to realize how important these opportunities are to […]

Moc of the Week: Kayla Jones

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga ,Tenn., –Junior Kayla Jones, Memphis, played in her first tennis tournament at the age of five and immediately fell in love with the sport. Her first coach was her father, Keita, who played collegiate tennis at Jackson State and Rust College. After taking a two year hiatus when she was eight, […]

Wingord finishes runner-up at Steve Baras Fall Classic

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Junior transfer Nicklas Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, placed second.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., —In a nail-biting contest during the Flight 1 title match at the Steve Baras Fall Classic, junior transfer Nicklas Wingord, Buenos Aires, Argentina, refused to quit, despite falling 7-5, 5-7 and 6-3 to Jacksonville State’s Pedro Wagner. “I played pretty well,” Wingord said. “He [Wagner] served amazing, so it was […]

Q&A: Tennis coaches preview upcoming tournament

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., – With the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic tournament approaching, the men and women’s tennis teams are preparing for their only home tournament at the Champions Club from Oct. 3-5. Head men’s coach Carlos Garcia and head women’s coach Jeff Clark discussed what their respective teams need to do in order […]