UTC lost the doubles point but did post a win at No. 2. Seniors Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and Shaina Singh (Vancouver, B.C.) trailed 6-3 to Katherine Oudin and Margaret Boyette before forcing a tie breaker at 7-7. Hangstefer and Singh won the extra game to take the match 8-7 for their third straight win.
The Lady Mocs fell behind 3-0 when Hangstefer and Singh both lost in singles action, but sophomore Alexa Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.) and junior Jenna Nurik (Roswell, Ga.) both posted wins at No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, to close the gap to 3-2.
Flynn lost her first set 6-0 to Michele Stanford before bouncing back to take the next two 6-4 and 6-1. She improved to 16-6 overall and 4-2 in SoCon action. She is also 4-1 in three-set matches this spring. Nurik defeated Lauren Kline (6-3, 6-4) to snap a three-match slide in singles play. She still leads the team with an 18-8 record, 10-5 at No. 1.
Furman won the No. 6 match to clinch the team win and looked like they were heading for another win at No. 3. Freshman Kaylene Chadwell (Franklin, Tenn.) fought off three match points against Oudin to post a (6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10)) win for the final point of the day. For Chadwell, it was her third straight singles win as she improves to 15-9 overall and 4-2 in SoCon play.
Chattanooga returns home for a pair of matches this weekend. UTC closes out non-conference play with a visit from UAB on Friday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.). The Lady Mocs then host Appalachian State on Sunday at Noon. Both matches are scheduled for the UTC Tennis Courts and links for live scoring are available on the women's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Furman 4, Chattanooga 3
1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Alexa Flynn/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) - 8-4
2. Emily Hangstefer/Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Katherine Oudin/Margaret Boyette (FUR) - 8-7
3. Kelly Sullivan/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Jenna Nurik/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) - 8-4
1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) - 6-3, 6-4
2. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) - 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) - 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10)
4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) - 6-0, 7-6
5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) - 6-2, 6-0
6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) - 7-5, 6-1