Women’s Tennis: Mocs move to 7-1 this season


By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The women’s tennis team improved to 7-1 this past weekend after sweeping their road match and topping it off with another win at home. The team traveled to Jacksonville State on Friday, Feb. 27 for their first outdoor match and swept the opponent, 7-0. “As a coach, you’re always a […]

Women’s tennis Moc of the Week: Kaylene Chadwell

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By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Senior Kaylene Chadwell, Franklin, Tenn., found success at UTC and looks to finish her career on a high note. Chadwell is a member of the women’s tennis team, but she also serves as the Assistant Sports Editor of The University Echo along with the rest of the class load a […]

Women’s Tennis: Mocs remain perfect in regular season

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By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The women’s tennis team remained unbeaten after a 5-2 win over Lipscomb last weekend. The unscathed Mocs have outscored their opponents 31-4 this season. The Mocs are playing with a certain chemistry right now, fighting hard against Lipscomb in Nashville to come away with the win. “We are playing solid […]

Tennis: Men and women return home after weekend road victories


By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s tennis team remained undefeated with a 5-2 victory over Eastern Kentucky. UTC is off to a fantastic start this season having outscored their opponents 19-2 in the last three matches. They wasted no time building an early lead in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Senior Kaylene […]

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 […]