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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Women’s tennis player Rachele Gazzola adjusting in first semester

By Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Growing up in Palma de Mallorca, Spain,  freshman Rachele Gazzola began playing tennis at the age of eight. She also shares the same hometown as professional tennis player and multi Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. “My family played a lot of sports, so I started to play tennis with […]

Women’s tennis falls 4-3 at Furman to snap nine-game winning streak

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., The Lady Mocs snapped their nine-game winning streak after a 4-3 loss at Furman. The Mocs are now 4-1 in SoCon play with a 13-3 overall record. “We played well, both teams played well,” head coach Jeff Clark said.  “We were a play or two away. The loss wasn’t because of […]

UTC women’s tennis player reflects on her life in Indonesia


By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Junior tennis player Claire Mulyadi left her hometown of Semarang, Indonesia, hoping to continue her love of playing tennis. “Sports are not really that popular in Indonesia,” Mulyadi said.  “There are not a lot of tennis players.” She had a hard time finding other players to compete with and would […]

Softball’s Sam Taylor adjusts to new position


By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., Lady Mocs sophomore Sam Taylor is picking up where she left off after her freshman year, having another dominant season for the Mocs. She is a local from Chickamauga, Ga., and is no stranger to success on the field helping Gordon Lee High School win back to back state championships, while being […]

Women’s tennis carries momentum into SoCon play

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn. – UTC women’s tennis team hosted Georgia Southern to open up SoCon play. The Lady Mocs dominated the Eagles from the start winning all three doubles matches, along with six singles matches. The Lady Mocs won their first SoCon opener since 2002. Sophomore Katie Polk, Woodstock, Ga., won seven games in […]