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Chattanooga Holds Off Furman, 4-3

Blair Martin
Blair Martin

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – With the match knotted at 3-all, Alison Storie held on for a 6-4, 6-2 win over freshman Alejandra Gil at flight six singles to lead Chattanooga past Furman, 4-3, Sunday at the UTC Tennis Courts in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Mocs won two of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Clair Mulyadi and Katie Polk defeated sophomore Karlee Bryde and freshman Harper Caswell, 8-2, at flight three, before the top two matches settled at 7-7 ties.  Furman senior Alex Moreno-Kaste and sophomore Ansley Speaks pulled out the 8-7 win over Kayla Jones and Samantha Caswell at flight one, but Kelsey Coots and Kaylene Chadwell claimed the 8-7 victory over sophomore Blair Martin and freshman Alejandra Gil at number two to capture the point.

Chattanooga pushed the advantage to 2-0 after Jones downed Speaks, 6-3, 6-2, in the top-flighted singles contest, then Harper Caswell put the Paladins on the board with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Mulyadi at flight five.  Samantha Caswell extended the Mocs' advantage to 3-1 after beating Bryde, 6-2, 6-2 at flight four, before the Paladins tied the match with wins at flights two and three to set up the decisive flight six contest.  Moreno-Kaste held on for a close 7-5, 7-5 advantage over Coots at flight two, and Martin outlasted Chadwell, 7-6, 6-2, at number three.

The Paladins (4-12, 0-2 SoCon) will entertain Western Carolina on April 1 at 3 p.m.

Chattanooga 4, Furman 3
Mar 29, 2015 at Chattanooga (UTC Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC) 7-5, 7-5

3. Blair Martin (FUR) def. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

4. Samantha Caswell (UTC) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

5. Harper Caswell (FUR) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) 6-2, 6-2

6. Alison Storie (UTC) def. Alejandra Gil (FUR) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Kayla Jones/Samantha Caswell (UTC) 8-7 (7-5)

2. Kelsey Coots/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Blair Martin/Alejandra Gil (FUR) 8-7 (7-5)

3. Claire Mulyadi/Katie Polk (UTC) def. Karlee Bryde/Harper Caswell (FUR) 8-2


Match Notes

Furman 4-12, 0-2 SoCon

Chattanooga 14-2, 2-0 SoCon

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,5,4,2,3,6)

T-3:45 A-72