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Women’s Tennis Downs Mercer 5-2 Monday Night

CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team earned a 5-2 victory over Southern Conference foes Mercer Monday night inside the Strang-Voges Tennis Center on the campus of the McCallie school.

After the win, Chattanooga goes 12-7 overall this season and 3-2 inside SoCon play. Mercer drops to 6-13 on aggregate and 0-5 in the league after the loss.

Chattanooga took an early 1-0 lead after the doubles competition. Emma Van Hee and Nicole Abel clinched the point behind a thrilling 7-6 victory in second place after the duo of Callie Billman and Coco Bosman kicked off the doubles game with a 6-1 rout.

In singles, the Mocs picked up four wins in matchups No. 3 through No. 6. Caroline Gibbens secured the game behind a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 while Van Hee (7-5, 6-1), Billman (6-2, 6-2) and Bosman (6-0, 6 -2 ) everyone wins rather convincingly.

Chattanooga returns to action on Thursday, April 14, when it travels to Birmingham, Alabama to take on SoCon rival Samford. The first service is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

CHATTANOOGA 5, MERCER 2

4/11/2022 in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Strang Voges Tennis Center)

DOUBLE
1. Naya Tillitt/Mary Courville (MER) def. Jesse Young/Caroline Gibbens (UTC) 6-2
2. Emma Van Hee/Nicole Abel (UTC) def. Lauren Rich/Kristin Yordanova (WED) 7-6
3. Callie Billman/Coco Bosman (UTC) def. Lekha Varudandi/Alara Hollyfield (WED) 6-1



SIMPLE
1. Naya Tillitt (MER) defeated. Nicole Abel (UTC) 7-6, 6-1
2. Mary Courville (MER) def. Jesse Young (UTC) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
3. Caroline Gibbens (UTC) def. Lauren Rich (WED) 6-2, 6-3
4. Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. Alara Hollyfield (WED) 7-5, 6-1
5. Callie Billman (UTC) def. Lekha Varudandi (WED) 6-2, 6-2
6. Coco Bosman (UTC) def. Francesca Franchi (WED) 6-0, 6-2



MATCH NOTES
Mercer 6-13, 0-5 SoCon
Chattanooga 12-7, 3-2 SoCon
Finishing order: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,3,2,1,4)

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