Mocs Drop Three Matches in First Action of the 2021 Season

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga beach volleyball team opened the 2021 spring season at the Georgia State tri-match today. The short-handed Mocs dropped their three matches at the event in Atlanta, Ga.

The Mocs are without their full lineup of beach players until the conclusion of the rescheduled spring indoor season later this month. As a result, UTC had to forfeit two matches in each dual today.

Chattanooga took on Coastal Carolina, Mercer and No. 18 Georgia State. UTC dropped all three matches 5-0.

The Mocs had a couple of chances to get on the board, beginning with the No. 4 match against Coastal Carolina. Juniors Victoria Cerino and Hanley Lomax dropped the first set to the Chanticleers Emma Gonzalez and Carli Ginther (21-14), but bounced back to take the second (21-15). The third set was tight throughout, but the CCU duo eventually came out on top 15-12.

Against Mercer, the No. 5 tandem of sophomore Bailey Steger and freshman Maddie Myers-Osband had a three-set battle of their own. They also dropped their first set (21-18) before bouncing back to dominate the second (21-8). UTC kept it close but lost to the Bears Hana Robertson and Ellie Miller (15-13).

Up next for the Mocs is the first home match in program history on Tuesday, March 16. UTC hosts Carson-Newman for a double-header beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the UTC Sports Complex.

Coastal Carolina 5, Chattanooga 0
1. Drobnjak, Irena/Svobodova, Sarlota (CCU) def. Baylee Young/Jordan Krege (UTC) 21-19, 21-11
2. Campbell, Lucy/Kragholm, Martine (CCU) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
3. Riedell, Sarah/Hanford, Ellie (CCU) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
4. Gonzalez, Emma/Ginther, Carli (CCU) def. Victoria Cerino/Hanley Lomax (UTC) 21-14, 15-21, 15-12
5. Allred, Madison/Lukacs, Kendra (CCU) def. Maddie Myers-Osband/Bailey Steger (UTC) 21-17, 21-16
Match Notes:
Chattanooga 0-1
Coastal Carolina 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,5,4,1);
Official: Suzanne Lowry

Mercer 5, Chattanooga 0
1. Elli Merchant/Olivia Boeve (MER) def. Baylee Young/Jordan Krege (UTC) 21-14, 21-14
2. Gracie Garanich/Emilee Wissmach (MER) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
3. Elena Sanfrey/Emily Leonard (MER) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
4. Kacy Ogden/Maddie Nunley (MER) def. Hanley Lomax/Victoria Cerino (UTC) 21-10, 21-19
5. Hana Robertson/Ellie Miller (MER) def. Maddie Myers-Osband/Bailey Steger (UTC) 18-21, 21-8, 15-13
Match Notes:
Chattanooga 0-2
Mercer Beach Volleyball 5-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1,4,5);
Official: Suzanne Lowry

#18 Georgia State 5, Chattanooga 0
1. Maddy Delmonte/Eden Hawes (GSUBVB) def. Baylee Young/Jordan Krege (UTC) 21-14, 21-16
2. Olivia Stasevich/Mattie Johnson (GSUBVB) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
3. Kate Novack/Meagan McCall (GSUBVB) def. No player/No player (UTC), by forfeit
4. Angel Ferary/Bella Ferary (GSUBVB) def. Hanley Lomax/Victoria Cerino (UTC) 21-9, 21-15
5. Bekah Brodbeck/Elise Saga (GSUBVB) def. Maddie Myers-Osband/Bailey Steger (UTC) 21-11, 21-15