The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s tennis team upped its second record to 7-1 with a 4-2 win over Troy today. The Mocs took the doubles point and three singles matches at McCallie’s Strang-Voges Tennis Center.
UTC opened with two doubles wins to take a 1-0 lead. Junior Bogdana Zaporozhets and freshman Jessie Young moved to 4-2 at No. 2 with a 6-4 win over Michelle Ncube and Andrew Widing. Freshmen Wilma Bergqvist and Callie Billman improved to 3-0 as a pair at No. 3 with their 6-3 victory against Shevita Aulana and Matea Mihaljevic.
Junior Emma Van Hee posted her 10th win in a row with a (6-3, 6-4) win over Anastasii Khokhlova. Van Hee is now 8-0 in the spring. Young gave the Mocs a 3-0 lead with her three-set win over Mihaljevic [6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)].
The Trojans got on the board with a win at No. 4, but sophomore Caroline Gibbens closed out the dual with a win at No. 5 over Anastas Khrustaleva (6-2, 6-3).
Up next for the Mocs is a two-match road trip next weekend. UTC travels to North Alabama on Friday, March 5, and Kennesaw State on Sunday, March 7.
Chattanooga 4, Troy 2
2/28/2021 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Strang-Voges Tennis Center
1. Emma Van Hee/Caroline Gibbens (UTC) vs. Khokhlova, Anastasii/Khrustaleva, Anastas (TROY-W) 5-4, unfinished
2. Jessie Young/Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) def. Ncube, Michelle/Widing, Andrea (TROY-W) 6-4
3. Wilma Bergqvist/Callie Billman (UTC) def. Aulana, Shevita/Mihaljevic, Matea (TROY-W) 6-3
1. Jessie Young (UTC) def. Mihaljevic, Matea (TROY-W) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
2. Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. Khokhlova, Anastasii (TROY-W) 6-3, 6-4
3. Aulana, Shevita (TROY-W) def. Polina Goloputova (UTC) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Ncube, Michelle (TROY-W) def. Callie Billman (UTC) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. Khrustaleva, Anastas (TROY-W) 6-2, 6-3
6. Lilly Holmes (UTC) vs. Widing, Andrea (TROY-W) 1-6, 4-3, unfinished